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Spannsa
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EditedEdited 02-Sep-2009 03:38
I\'m in college and the biggest fish tank they allow is a five gallon. I\'m wondering if it\'s even worth it. I really have no idea how many fish I can have without overcrowding and what kind of freshwater would be best suited. suggestions would be appreciated:
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EditedEdited 02-Sep-2009 10:21



You really cant do much with a 5 gallon tank.

a trio of male guppies

or

one male betta are generally the cheapest and easiest options.

You'll wanna make sure you've got a heater to prevent temp fluctuations.


Or, you could do what a lot of people try, just take a 10 (also rather limited in stocking) and say it's a 5 .
Make sure that wherever the tank is, it's not easily accessed by others that might be overfeeding it, or adding the wrong things to it.


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5 gallons? That's not a tank, that's a bucket.
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I'd look into inverts. Shrimps could be cool. A 5 gal could work well as a nano-planted with a small shrimp species. It's not so good for most fish.

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OOO Shini I like that idea !



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Spannsa

I have Cherry Red Shrimps and they are easy to look after, and once they start breeding you will see plenty of activity.
The tank must be planted with live plants.
What type of filtration system do you have or think of getting.
My Shrimp tank


Have a look in [link=My Profile] http://www.fishprofiles.com/forums/member.aspx?id=1935[/link] for my tank info
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Betta 11Gal Desktop & Placidity 5ft Community Tank Photos

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EditedEdited 07-Sep-2009 07:18
Have a look at planted nanotanks

I'd investigate shrimp, maybe microrasboras, and maybe fancy snails.

Dwarf frogs might be an option too

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I used to have 3 dwarf puffers in one. those guys are funny!
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Hi,
A 5 gallon tank can be turned into the most amazing tank.
Stick with very very small fish such as neon or cardinal
tetras, or some enders, and/or some cherry shrimp to add
movement and contrasting color to the green's of the
plants.

Here is a site that might give you some ideas:
http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2008.cgi?&op=showpage&name=view-ag-s

With the small tanks, you don't need to invest a fortune
in equipment as you can see.

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OMG! I saw dwarf puffers today! They were the cutest little things! And they were in with dwarf african frogs, so there's an idea for you.
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