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    Ok so, for christmas I am asking for a 2.5g because I am only suppose to have 1 10g tank, but I have caught MTS and can't stand only having one, so I am begging for them to get me one and let me set it up, so these are my plans so far, a 2.5g tank with a glass lid from petsmart, with smooth, natural gravel, a desk lamp from ikea, and for stock.
    Plants: java moss, java fern, vals, and maybe some anacharis.
    Live stock: ghost or red cherry shrimp, 1 bladder snail, and maybe some fry if my breeder box is full.
    But here's my question, I can't have any other filter things, but I do have a air pump that I could use, but I don't know what filter I can power with it? I don't want a ugf or rugf, but a sponge filter would be to big I think, any suggestions on what to do? I kinda would prefer a sponge filter but I don't know i can get one for the tank size. Plant and live stock suggestions welcome.
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    Just saw this vid. and thoughtit was really cool, but I don't think I can put and sponge near me.
    Oh and I forgot to mention, I am toying with the idea of a paludarium, but I don't know if it would work.
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    The glass lid doesn't have any openings for wires or tubing so you'll have the lid propped open a bit where they come out.

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    Humm, is it tempered glass? I maybe able to cut it with a heated knife or something if not, does it have an area to cut? Thanks for the info, I guess I could prop the hood up like half an inch so its not hovering but it still let's wires out.
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    This is a really inexpensive hob filter that I use on my 2.5 gal

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=9821

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    I highly doubt you could (or should) attempt to "cut" tempered glass with a heated knife (or anything for that matter).
    The vals - if they grow - will get quite messy in a 2.5 gallon. even the leaves of the smallest species can get to 2-3 ft. in length. everything else sounds fine though.

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    I gotta agree with madagascariensis. I wouldn't attempt to cut any glass. But if you're absolutely determined, I know they sell those little glass cutters/tappers at home depot that I had to use for art class in highschool. That should atleast make it a bit safer if you've got your head wrapped around it. As for the fishies, I actually like the idea of a shrimp/fry tank. Just make sure the shrimps dont eat the fry! lol. As for plants, I'd probably stick with just the java moss and fern. The anarcharis is probably gunna grow too much, and the vals are almost sure to make a mess. Keep us updated on this tank, I've always liked the idea of micro-shrimp tanks!
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    @sueD I don't mine having a hob but I can't have any other anything thatneeds to be pluged in.
    @madagascariensis no no, I was asking if it tempered because I know that then I can't cut it, but yeah I am just going to prop the lid up some. Ok no vals, do you know any other plants that I could put in there? Dwarf hair grass?
    @ThatTexanGuy same as above about glasss. Haha, yeah I am going to get small ghost shrimp if I can, ok no vals or anacharis, could I do dwarf hairgrass? I am willing to trim it, although I need so curved scissors(christmas list here I come).

    any other fish, or plant recomendation are welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquariumlover10 View Post
    @sueD I don't mine having a hob but I can't have any other anything thatneeds to be pluged in.
    If you used the air pump and sponge filter, that pump has to be plugged in, so this filter would take the place of that air pump. It's a one for one swap.

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    Yeah but I have to have a air pump for my breeder box, I think I am going to do a walstad method with a air pump, so that solves that prob, and here's some other ideas, could I put a dwarf puffer in there? Will dwarf hairgrass do ok under 415 lumens?
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