I currently have four nano plant tanks that are no larger than 5 gallons, as well as a 9-gallon aquarium
Simple Aquarium by aquariadise: 5 gallon tank: good betta tank. live plants. Your betta will display beautiful swimming, flaring and exploring behavior in these larger tanks that you may not see when they are kept in smaller habitats. #DIY #Aquarium #Water_Garden
Back in 2007 a small fish by the trade name of galaxy rasbora AKA celestial pearl danio (CPD), Danio margaritatus, arrived at local fish stores. This nano fish measured 1.5 centimeters at full adult length. Up to this point, the smallest fish I ever kept were guppies and tetras. I was caught up in the craze and managed to locate a few specimens, which I paid a substantial amount of money for at the time. Back then, my planted aquarium was a 120-gallon discus aquarium. With nowhere else to place my acquired D. margaritatus, I acclimated them to my discus tank. They thrived with the discus, and their color and pattern mesmerized me. Then I concluded that they were worthy of having their own environment for themselves. That’s when my affection for planted nano aquariums began.
This is my mini 5 gallon planted aquarium
Aquarium Planted Fish Tank 5 Gallon
This is a update video, I used to have my betta fish in a 2.5 gallon tank, I have upgraded him to this new set up a 5 gallon planted aquarium and hes loving it! I get alot of questions about my filter The filter i use is a spraybar filter i got off Ebay! my Siamese fighting fish is a crowntail betta aquascape 5 Gallon Betta Fish Tank UPDATE! (planted) (aquarium) [CROWNTAIL BETTA] live plants real plants 2014 my new betta fish tankThis is my 5 gallon guppy aquarium / fish tank, I am only keeping 4 male guppies in this tank I don't want to overcrowd there healthy and happy with just the 4, Its planted with live plants some amazon sword , Elodea crispa and some Moss Balls also some hornwort, This guppy tank as a spray bar filter and heater.This is my mini 5 gallon planted aquarium. It has a 23 watt spiral CFL with 6500 Kelvin temperature for the lighting. Fish are 5 long finned Red Minor Tetras and 2 Otos algae eaters. Plants are: Wisteria, Java Fern, and Anubias (all low-light, easy to grow). Substrate is just regular gravel.I’m setting up a 5 gal aquaponics system. So there will be more intense filtering of the nitrates than with a typical aquarium. My plan was to go with 7 neons and a few cherry shrimp. Will the addition of the aquaponics system as a cleaning element for the nitrates allow me to increase my stock levels, or not.Although your options when it comes to fish are limited, five gallon aquariums are perfect as planted tanks. There are plenty of plant species that stay relatively small and don’t require much maintenance, like the tiny . Setting up and maintaining a lovely green aquascape is not as difficult as many aquarists think and nothing will make your stock happier than a natural environment with plenty of hiding places. All the aquariums in the video below are 5.2 gallons (20L) and although not everyone can replicate them at home, you can definitely achieve something similarly lovely and green.Nano tanks are susceptible to fast fluctuations in water chemistry. Having a small bioload allows less maintenance and makes for a more stable environment. Lighting was controlled with a timer with a light cycle of eight hours. The CO2 system was a regulator adapted to a 20-ounce paintball cylinder. The CO2 rate was 1 bubble per second through a ceramic diffuser while the lights were on. The aquarium was fully planted from Day 1 and allowed to cycle for three weeks before adding any fauna. Potential for an algae bloom was reduced by starting with a 5-hour photoperiod and having a large amount of plant mass at initial planting. Black brush algae began to develop on the Bolbitis and brown dust algae on the stones. The black brush algae was trimmed off and treated with spot treatments of hydrogen peroxide. The green algae were consumed by the cherry shrimp, once added to the nano. The result is a fully planted display tank that is aesthetically pleasing and remains challenging enough to keep my interest in its care. Maintenance includes a quick scraping of algae from the glass surfaces and weekly 20 percent reverse osmosis water and 10 percent treated tap water changes. Trimming is done every two weeks along with the maintenance of the filter and other equipment or as needed. A 9-gallon cube has a small footprint and can be placed in any area of the home or even on a desk at work, and moved if necessary.