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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hole in the wall 2.5g

I was at my Lfs picking up some bloodworms....then I saw a Betta I had to have, I've never even liked Betta's before I saw this one.

I had a 2.5g tank that has been in my attic for years. I wanted to put it on a shelf that built into my wall but it was an 1/8" to wide. I decided to derim the tank do it would fit. I broke and had to drive all over town to find a new one.

I through this whole tank together in about 5 hours.

Equipment
2.5g (de rimmed)
Air pod air pump
Glass co2 diffuser(switching to spounge)
Pre cycled sand out of another tank
26w 6500k cfl
5.5" shoplight modified
flora
Crypt wendti
Hygro sunset

Fauna
Veil tail Betta
I may add an amano shrimp or 2
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 11:50 PM
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Very cool! I would love to have aquariums incorporated in to the walls of my house. You did good work!

Two notes on it though. One is that the betta is not a veiltail -- it is a delta or possibly low grade halfmoon. Second, if you really want your little guy to flourish, Bettas do best in water temperatures of 76-82 degrees F, so you might consider finding a way to add a heater in there! Stability in the temperature and having the proper temperature will ensure that his health stays better and keeps him lively and happy!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I will look into a heater, I have a couple small terra heaters but they are to large, have any suggestions? I'm used to tanks 55g and up this nano stuff is all new to me
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 07:15 AM
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In my Mr. Aqua 3 gallon I have a Hydor Slim pad heater under the substrate. Keeps the tank at 81 degrees, and you can't see it.

The only downside is that you can't adjust the temp like you can with the theo.

Check it out though.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone make an inline nano heater?

I took a better shot of the Betta, after a bit of googling, I'm leaning torwards delta. Click image for larger version

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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A friend gave me a few rocks, I wanted to use all of them but I couldn't make it work, so here's my one rock with a few pebbles around the base

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The slope was bothering me, I tried to smooth it out the best I could.

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Def. A delta tail. Hes lovely.
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