Making him happy? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
Making him happy?

Not sure this is in the right place But I have made more than my fair share of aquarium mistakes and I just want to make sure I am doing everything right.

My current plan for my tank is a hiding log so my boy can get away from the current and rest.

A possible floating log ...Still deciding ( if anyone has used floating Betta logs let me know Yay or Nay)

Lots of Plants - Not sure what type yet but I know I want lots of hardy plants. ( recommendations?)

Any other thoughts? He has a 5 gallon hex to himself that he doesn't use most of the space currently

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:13 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
amberoze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: lexington, sc
Posts: 432
I would do a nice center piece of driftwood with some anubias nana or java fern on it. Some kind of carpet plant with contrasting texture like microword if you use anubias or baby tears/hc if you use java fern. You could even use something like cryptocoryne wendtii or lutea as a background in a tank that small.

Also, what kind of filter are you using?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
amberoze is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
I will try to get my hands on some driftwood And I will have to order some Java Fern Online ... I do like plants that form soft meadow looking carpet

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:17 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
amberoze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: lexington, sc
Posts: 432
I edited my post, and I have a TON of healthy java fern if your willing to pay shipping.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
amberoze is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
How much is shipping? It may be a while before I have the spare money but I am always up for low cost plants :P

I have a tetra whisper in tank filter rated for 10 gallons.

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 06:09 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DC area
Posts: 3,056
I hate those Tetra in tank filters - they take up way too much space. Why not get a different filter that's not so big and won't cause your betta to be annoyed by the current?
wendyjo is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
i have a 5 gallon hex ... this filter is the only one that fits my tank other than a sponge ... and i just bought it i am going to stick with it the current doesnt seem to even bother him he swims fine

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 04:45 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DC area
Posts: 3,056
Oh, well, you said in the first post that you were gonna get him a log to hide from the current, which makes it sound like he's having issues with the current.

There are other filters that would probably fit in there - there are smaller internal filters like the Hagan Elite Mini.

The plants you get will depend on the lighting - what kind of lighting do you have?
wendyjo is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
well he doesnt have trouble with it but he does like to hide and does need a place away from the current to sleep. this was the only in tank filter i could find at the LFS

i ordered his log now he just needs Lots of plants

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
his bulb is a zoomed ultrasun 10 watt

i know i want java fern and java moss

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 07:25 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
ValMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 999
Send a message via Skype™ to ValMM
Anubias plants look pretty cool attached to rocks and logs.

My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.
ValMM is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Elliriyanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Union, KY
Posts: 308
I am putting in an order for driftwood and I am hoping to hear back from a member on here about buying plants

40 gallon - Misc fish
15 gallon - Axolotl
5 gallon - Betta and ADF
20 long - Hatchling turtles and corydoras.

Soon to change I am sure
Elliriyanna is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome