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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 12-09-2012, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Deep Blue iwagumi betta tank

recently got my hands on a sweet new Half moon betta at my LFS with a 3g deep blue tank. got the rocks at a beach locally. Let me know what you guys think!

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Echinodorus tenellus
anubias batteri petite
hydroctle siborthes
nymphaea pubescens

ophiopogon japonica



Funa:

FIN the Betta.



Substrate and lighting:

Petco white tank sand
two florescent desk lights

and i dose excel every couple days


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Looks like an amazing start! Love clean, sharp look.

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I actually love how the rock juts out of the tank. awesome
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Nice photography and tank. And fish!

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I actually love how the rock juts out of the tank. awesome
yea i had a lot of smaller rocks, but they just didnt work as good as the giant one, gives it anther dimension. Thanks!

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Thank, thank, and thanks! haha
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Unique tank - love it. Where did you get FIN and how much was he? (I'm assuming he's a half-moon betta?)
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That is one gorgeous beta! I also love the look of the oversized rock erupting out of the tank. How is it anchored? Did you find it just like that, or break a longer rock in half?

My only suggestion would be perhaps shifting the rocks slightly to the left. But, really, it's awesome!


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Unique tank - love it. Where did you get FIN and how much was he? (I'm assuming he's a half-moon betta?)

thanks apriciate the kind words. Yea hes a half moon, i got him at a LFS called aqua life for 12.50$. great store.

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That is one gorgeous beta! I also love the look of the oversized rock erupting out of the tank. How is it anchored? Did you find it just like that, or break a longer rock in half?

My only suggestion would be perhaps shifting the rocks slightly to the left. But, really, it's awesome!
thanks!

The rock i found just as it was, A large beach near were i live has a piles of broken up rock that has been eroded in cool ways. lots of very nice rock in every shape and size u can imagine. all of it has a greenish hue to it, or purple one or the other. its quite interesting really i think it might amethyst mixed with slate or something along thos lines.

but as for the placement i was debating moving it slightly over but when i did it didn't look quite right. but now that its all planted i might try and move it over and see what it looks like haha. thanks for the suggestion tho always good to have a second opinion
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I really like your layout - great work! the bright green background and the bright sand with the dominate middle rock(s) all tie together well not to mention the vivid colors from your betta - great job
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I bought one of these tanks with the intention of de-rimming it. They are of much better quality than the Marineland 2.5g. The black silicone gives it a unique look. I like your "overgrown" rock theme, will try something similar with mine. Good job!
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i like your tank, and you betta.
however, i dont see a heater or filter...
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Beautiful, a planted HOB behind the central rock would look great. Maybe add a small steel sword to match the grassy planting.
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I really like your layout - great work! the bright green background and the bright sand with the dominate middle rock(s) all tie together well not to mention the vivid colors from your betta - great job
thanks!

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I bought one of these tanks with the intention of de-rimming it. They are of much better quality than the Marineland 2.5g. The black silicone gives it a unique look. I like your "overgrown" rock theme, will try something similar with mine. Good job!
yea thats the exact reason i got this tank. the black silicone really sets it off. when i first bought it i was intending to de-rim it but i didn't want to chance cracking it haha.

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i like your tank, and you betta.
however, i dont see a heater or filter...
thanks marko

yea i never run a heater or filter when ever i have a betta. my other betta ive had for almost 4 years with out ether and hes happy as ever. my tanks in my house stay at about 74 degrees maybe a little warmer so theirs no need for a heater anyways.

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Beautiful, a planted HOB behind the central rock would look great. Maybe add a small steel sword to match the grassy planting.
thanks, yea little steel sword would be an interesting addition haha.
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Looks good man!

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