2.5 don't know what to put in it

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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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Yes, snails would work, and one ADF would work.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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Actually I have a sponge on the intake for my 38. I could just use that then probably.


 
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