7 Gallon Betta Aquaponics Tank

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  1. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

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    Hi fishlorians,
    I can now confirm that I will be setting up a second plant culture in my handy 7 gallon! Is a betta a good fish for aqua ponics?

    Edit: Will shrimp help too?
     
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    A betta is not a good choice. They are carnivorous, and will need fish food. They can’t survive on plant root alone. I don’t think a lot of little guys would really work for this. Sorry... ):
     
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    Bettas and shrimp dont have a real big bio load but then again not much thats appropriate for that size tank does. Usually its done on a larger tank with fish like goldfish.
     
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    If your just letting plants root in water it'll work if you use plant food. A beta will be fine in a 7 gallon.
     
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    Not really that effective because bettas don't have a high bioload in a 7 gallon.
     
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    I think 2-3 male platy would work better as far as waiste producers.
     
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    They’re hardy but don’t produce very much waste
     
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    NO, I know bettas are carnvores, I would never feed them plant only. I was just asking would it produce enough waste to help the plants.

    In 7 gallons? Nah

    My problem with goldfish is they eat them so much. I have a goldfish tank but they ate all the leaves off the alluminium.

    What about sparkling gourami?
     
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    I grew basil in one of my betta tanks. Worked pretty well.
     
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    BASIL??! I'll try that, do they eat it?
     
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    No, they’re carnivores.
     
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    good point.
     
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    Actually, you’re probaly better off getting females(just be sure there not pregnant already)
     
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