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does anyone know of some plants that will do well in a 5 gallon tank with a betta fish??? also should i cycle the tank with the plants or would that kill the plants i've never had to deal with plants before especially aquarium plants thanx all

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Nope won't kill the plants, anarchis are good, nano anubias, I have spiral val in mine right now and it's growing until it's big enough and strong enough to go in my other tank.
 
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would these plants be ok for a 5 gallon tank with a betta iswhat i'm asking....but thank you for the reply it's good to know i don't need to cycle it first also before i forget do i need to do anything special to the plants gravel wise???
 

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I have a 5 gallon nursery tank and i have a bunch of anarchis in it, when they grow to big i just trim them back. they do fine in my 5 gallon tank.
 

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Anubias nana will look really nice in your tank and your betta will like it also. It's a little slow growing so it won't crowd your betta out of his tank.
The anacharis is faster growing and so will suck up nitrates big time which is a good thing.
So either or both its up to you, and cycling won't hurt either one of them.
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what about gravel can i use 'normal' gravel or do i need to buy some special stuff?
 

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I have regular light blue gravel. looks good with green plants.
 

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I have regular pea gravel. although plants that need alot of nutrition may need plant tablets put under them. I do this for my swords. Those attatched to rocks or wood like java fern or anubias get what they need from the water column.
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i'm a total noob when it comes to fish and an even bigger noobie when it comes to plants...so where can i get these plant tablets and do all plants need them?

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You don't need plant tabs but you can use them. I don't use them for my crypts and they still grow fast. I'd say get watever gravel you want but I believe smaller the gravel is good so like Butterfly said peagravel is good. The plant tablets you can get at a petstore or online. I have anarchis and spiral val until it's big and strong enough to go in my big tank since it's really delicate in my betta tank. I'd like anubias but I can't find any. Hornwort could also work well, along with java moss.
 
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