2.5 don't know what to put in it

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  1. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Okay so I have the substrate like this ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436746143.325199.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436746154.062331.jpg
    And the top is fitted glass but I want to put a spacer in or something unless it's okay. I don't know if oxygen gets in.
    What should I put in here? I already have plans for a 10g shrimp tank. I just want one solo thing in here. I wish I could do a fiddler crab but they need like ten gallons right? Same with ADF? I could put a betta in but I like to have a filter with my bettas and I can't add a filter to this tank because the hood is fitted glass.
    What about snails? I could do like two snails right?


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  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Yes, snails would work, and one ADF would work.
     
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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    If I can do one ADF that would be perfect! I know nothing about them though. I want to put a little suction cup platform on the side because they're semi aquatic right?


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  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I think they are fully aquatic. Lucy can help with them, as can 77Impala.
     
  5. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Okay thank you! It sounds like an ADF is perfect for this tank :) I don't know what my lighting options will be so I'm not sure if I can do live plants. Maybe some anacharis. Will it be okay without a filter though? I can't cut a notch in the glass lid for the cable...


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  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I think you can get an internal filter for a tank that size. I think my 2.5 gallon has one. Here it is:

     
     
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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436748017.155806.jpg ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436748024.992780.jpg
    So I have this cave but it barely fits so I'm worried the frog would get stuck between it and the glass in the back part. What do you think?


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  9. EricV

    EricV Fishlore VIP Member

    I use those little 2.5 gallon tanks for shrimp :)
     
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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Okay, so I grabbed that grass type plant from another tank and I don't really want to deal with cycling. The big cave I don't think is going to work. I'm going to put some anacharis clippings in there tomorrow I think and maybe get some slate rocks to make a cave. My petco sells "betta plants" just little plants like the hair grass I have that I think I will put in there. I want it to look like a little pond and I think the anacharis will help with that. Any other plant suggestions for low light that stat tiny? ALSO could I have a mystery/nerite snail or an Amano shrimp in there? Something to help with algae.


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  11. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I think you could do an anubias. They are low light and low maintenance. But they also grow slowly.
    I think Amano may be big for a 2.5.

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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Okay, I actually have a small anubias in my Molly fry tank that I want to move out so that should be great! Unfortunately bladder snail eggs hitched a ride on it and the snails chomped through the stems and so it's missing some leaves now...


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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Hey so if I use anacharis cuttings from my well established tank, and other plants from established tanks, and I know water doesn't carry bacteria really but sometimes it does, basically if I fill this with stuff only from established tanks it will insta cycle right? I can water check for nitrites and ammonia but I could get the frog today probably.


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  14. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    How about getting TSS?


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  15. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Well I'm not sure if plants have bacteria on them or not but you could do a "frog in" cycle with Seachem Stability :D


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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    TSS?

    And I want to put in a piece of driftwood and I'm pretty sure that carries bacteria.


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  17. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    You can also stick a sponge into another tank and stick it into the 2.5 once it accumulates bacteria


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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    Actually I have a sponge on the intake for my 38. I could just use that then probably.


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  19. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    That would probably have enough bacteria for the frog.


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    kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    I have a couple small pieces I can take from my 38 or I can get one from the store tanks.


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