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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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10 gallon planted betta tank 11/6/12

Building up a 10 gallon betta tank. Substrate seachem flourish (15lbs). Small bit of top fin gravel to add a bit of color. Trying to go for a heavily planted with a DIY co2 kit. Small tetra whisper 10i filter. Extremely quiet. Awesome!! T5 fluorescent bulb 18"

Had this tank for years had fish when I was younger no success didn't do my research. Now at age 23 I got the money to do it right.

Also have a 50 gallon with 11 harlequin rasboras 14 tiger barbs 8 panda corydoras. Decently planted with floating plants that I will take some for this plant. The 50 gallon almost a month old just finished cycling.

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I want to build around the budha
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Will be getting plants soon hopefully by weeks end.

Also I do have a heater.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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Got plants today. Click image for larger version

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Looking good so far. I have a 10g I'm going to be setting up soon for my fiancÚ's Betta so I enjoy looking for ideas in other folks tanks! Good luck!
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Looking good so far. I have a 10g I'm going to be setting up soon for my fiancÚ's Betta so I enjoy looking for ideas in other folks tanks! Good luck!
That's exactly what I been doing. Google, YouTube and this forum been my friend.

Thanks a lot for the support.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 05:02 PM
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you may want to add some more plants. its looking a bit empty.

if you have mechanical filter media, you can seep up the clearing with seachem clarity or similar floc agent.
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you may want to add some more plants. its looking a bit empty.

if you have mechanical filter media, you can seep up the clearing with seachem clarity or similar floc agent.
Yea I got a lot more plants coming in. This just some I took from my other tank.
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Bought a few things waiting for my plants should be another hour. Click image for larger version

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I use both those foods for my betta and he loves them. He has grown quite a bit since first getting him.

Looking good

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I use both those foods for my betta and he loves them. He has grown quite a bit since first getting him.

Looking good
Thanks a lot!! I really appreciate the feedback.
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Decided to get my gravel ready. Click image for larger version

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Finally got my shipment my driftwood and assorted plants. Click image for larger version

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Got a betta fish. I believe it's a crown tail betta. Had to rescue him from a little bowl. He looks pretty happy. Click image for larger version

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Crown tails have somewhat short and spiky fins, maybe the angle is wrong but he looks like a veil tail. Beautiful job though!

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