My tank isnt an amazing, immaculately scaped planted tank but it's my first and Im pretty in love with it. I first set it up near the end of july, went through a bit of a catastrophe at the end of august (tank cracked, fish died, plants died) but for the last month things have been going well. It is a dirted tank, I dose ferts once a week, no CO2, use root tabs for my root feeders. In the tank are RCS, a giant betta, kuhli loaches, MTS and pond snails.
Setup after the catastrophe:
pics arent the best but you can definately see the improvements and plant growth!
I swear bettas are genetically related to cats; whatever you *want* them to do or not do, they'll do the opposite on principle.
Dumped a bunch of juvie cherry culls in my betta tank figuring they'd make a good snack for him. Nope, they're breeding away while he's getting chased around the tank by a trio of bloody black bar endler males. He's such a pansy. But a beautiful one.