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
     
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    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!:)
     
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    7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

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




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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    7LoavesFewLittleFishesNew MemberMember

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

    Lol, it's a nerite snail not a nitrate snail. ;)
     
  16. Ethan

    EthanWell Known MemberMember

    nitrate snail the new breed of snail that raises nitrates :D
     
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    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
     
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    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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