Hi guys after looking around the site and building a planted tank for my girlfriends son, I have been inspired to build me a betta tank.
Still looking at plants but goal is to make this a desk tank for my home office.
I will be attempting to skip a heater and pump, (my home has kept water in the above tank for my girlfriends son at 78-79 over the past week as I have been water testing it with no heater). Lighting will be a large desk light with a daylight cfl bulb in it.
So first off the actual tank and my criteria I want it to be minimum of 3 gallons and max of 5. I want something more unusual than just a normal bowl. It doesnt have to be completely out of the norm. I can build a tank but again a square or hexagonal tank isn't that unusual. So anyone got any ideas?
I saw this and thought I found it until I saw the price.
Have you looked at the Fluval Spec V? I really admire those, can be built to be viewable from both sides, and is great for a betta. 5 gallons. The only problem might be your current light plan, which may not give great coverage for a long tank.
Man, I can't stand those wavy 'natural' glass cubes.
I really, really want some tiny cubes around that size little pint-sized tanks, but every merchant everywhere only sells those ones with wavy glass. You can't see clearly into them, they're always created with inconsistencies in size and thickness, etc.
I think some shady businessman ran every other style of "cube glass vase" with square-cut glass off of the market and flooded it with those things.
From what you asked, probably too small for you. I got a few and they're pretty nice, though it can be hard to see around the edges of them because of the curved glass. I mostly just use 'em for temporary housing, quarantine, or holding RO water.
They're not hard to see through. True the corners are thinner than the sides but that's cause it's hand made. I like it.
Hmm... maybe it's just how they look without water in it, but that style always seems pretty hard to see into when I check them out in person (in crafts stores, etc). Next time there's a sale at Michael's maybe I'll check out one.