5.5 gallon tank and growing Hemianthus callitrichoides.

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by 7LoavesFewLittleFishes, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

  2. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    If your not going to use co2, I would suggest dirting your tank. As for the plants, I would buy one, and see how it does, then go on to buy more if i really like it. But that's just me. Lets see what other members say!:D

  3. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    or should I do dwarf hair grass instead? What would be better in a 5.5 gallon with no CO2?

  4. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Both plants will carpet, both need rich substrate; but I believe dwarf baby tears needs igher lighting than required for dwarf hairgrass. So if you have high lighting, ethier one can work for you and ethier one will look gourgeous!:)
  5. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    I am thinking about the dwarf hairgrass....it looks a lot better than the baby tear..
  6. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Ok then, I wonder how many of these I would need to cover a 5.5 gallon???

  7. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    If kept properly, it will produce many runners of the main plant. So if you give it time, you wont need to buy 10, you'll have grown ten:)
  8. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    I would highly reccommend dirting the tank, and capping it. There are many threads on here about that and how beneficial it is.
  9. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Yeah I figured I would have to use dirt. I am thinking I am going to buy 2 dwarf hair plants and spread them out all over the tank.
  10. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Sounds good!:) Can I ask what will be going in this tank?
  11. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Most likely a male betta and some shrimps. Got my one betta in my 10 gallon and he is doing very good with the 8 neon tetras I have. If they continue to get along, I will get another betta for the 5.5 gal.
  12. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Awesome! Just know that depending on your betta the shirmp could easily become a expensive snack!
  13. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Yeah, maybe a nitrate snail or 2 then. We will see when it's done. I'm bidding on some dwarf hairgrass right now on ebay, hopefully I'll win it.
  14. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember


    This is going in the 5.5 gallon, it's shipping out to me on Monday. :)
  15. QQQUUUUAADDDWell Known MemberMember

  16. EthanWell Known MemberMember

  17. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Oops, my bad, I am new to this. :p
  18. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Sounds like that harigrass will cope well and look beautiful with the wood! Let us know how it all turns out! ;D
  19. 7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

    Had to take my betta out of the 10 gallon, a few of the tetras were nipping him. Looks like he gets to call the 5.5 gallon home...
  20. TheFishAddictValued MemberMember

    Well, maybe it's not a new betta, but at least it goes along with your stock suggestion!:)

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