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small plant tank inhabitants? and heating?
Visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, I realized I still had the little
aquarium I picked out when I was 11 or 12 sitting here empty. This is a
All-Glass Aquarium "Designer" 4 gallon tank. It is a rectangular shape that
sits on one of the small ends. This is thus a tall skinny tank, with
relatively little surface area. Nevertheless, it is cute, it is already here,
and empty. So I'm going to take it home and set it up. I have Java Fern,
Java Fern Windelov, and Rotala I thinking of sticking in there. I'll have
plenty of light. I found some new extra small cf screw-in light bulbs at
Lowe's. These are the same length as normal light bulbs, and so will fit in
fixtures teh previosu "Twisty screw in cf" bulbs wouldn't.
I have flourite, and I"ll hook up DIY CO2.
I'm going to look at very small filters this weekend. This tank has a
little UGF with it, but I don't want to use that. I'm thining sponge filter
may be about my only option.
My biggest question is: How do I heat this thing??? The hood fits
"seamlessly" so I can't use the heater I have which hangs on the back of a
tank from a clamp. Heating ideas please?
My other question is inhabitants. Other than a beta, what might you guys
put in this mini planted tank? I thought of White Clouds if I can't heat the
tank, but they are rarely available here.
I await suggestions.