So I'm on my way off to College again. I have a 5 gallon fluval spec Betta tank I set up in my dorm. My Betta named Jimmy actually travels cross country with me on my way to school. (I live in Arizona and go to school in Kentucky). I drive there and he's already made the trip with me once. I have a very creative way to keep him and my biological media safe on the trip!
I'm thinking of fixing up my tank. Well, I'm 100% sure I want to switch it up. Right now it's got a black gravel that I'm getting really tired of looking at. It has a darker background with some bright green and red plants on it that I want to keep... But I want an overall brighter/lighter looking tank. So I might change the background to a plain blue or something. I'm thinking white/tan sand with driftwood as a centerpiece as well as I'm also considering to go low-tech planted?
I've never done a planted tank before. I need something that can easily be taken down and set up again. I plan on staying out there for the summer so it actually will only get torn down maybe once or twice.
My Betta is red. And there is red in the background. Any suggestions on low matinace plants? Something good for a beginner and I want bright greens and maybe a reddish color that will match my theme. No grass type plants or floating plants.
Any tips on a first timer planted tank? I don't have any Idea on what I need for it. Root tabs? Water additives? I really can't do Co2
. And I'll have to stick with the light that comes with the tank.
Also any suggestions on a decoration theme would be appreciated.
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