Shrimp and snails would be fine but nothing else. Lights all depend on what you are trying to grow.nicoless said:
They should be fine. What are you using for substrate? If I remember correctly those plants are heavy root feeders so you would need nutrients at the roots for them to do well. Even root tabs if the substrate is to much $.nicoless said:
Java fern would be great in a little tank like that. Java fern is NOT a root feeder, it is a rhizome feeder. You cant plant it, just put it in and let it be. It WILL shoot out little roots into the substrate and anchor itself, but its not a root feeder and doesnt need any special care. Low light is best for it.nicoless said:
I don't like the big center filter either. I was going to replace it with a small sponge filter. That should make everything easier with the plants, too. Thank you!Dch48 said:I have a Betta, a Nerite snail and a Mystery snail in my 3.5 and all is well. I have seen the tank you have and almost bought it. I just didn't like that the filter is undergravel and comes up as a cylinder in the middle of the circular tank .
Rooted plants can become a problem with an undergravel filter. Java Fern and Anubias should do well. Neither are root feeders so need no tabs. I have both in my tank and they are growing without adding any kind of supplements.
I've got a mixture of Fluorite Black and gravel. I'll keep an eye on them and supplement tabs if necessary. Was also thinking of trying Eco Complete (no experience with it).danhutchins said: