Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicagoland, Illinois USofA
Thanks for posting this, been wanting that tank for a betta for looong time, have decided to order if not at store next time I am there. Thinking of mantel of fireplace with a padparasha colour betta if I can find one. Very interested in light and how/what it grows.
I understand wanting the black moon sand - the one I want is tahita moon i think? BUT if it is an acrilyc that scratches just by looking sideways at sand can be a nightmare, one of the things I wanted to see and touch in store so glad you mentioned it as sand may SCRATCH horribly after cleaning, vac moving things, and scraping algae etc. My second choice is Fluval stratum as that will not scratch, like it, not too bad about clouding if you are careful esp in first few months, good enough black. I put black epoxy gravel on top after planted to help keep settled and I like the look.
Easy to scratch acrylic is a pain when it comes to algae removal too so plan the aq to keep algae to min. There are tanks I encourage algae growth on sides or in terraces but not with plastic or acrylic if I ever want it clear.
Also would not put craws in they will scratch it up.
looking forward to your experiences thanks!