|02-20-2013 10:32 PM|
|ValMM||It looks very nice.|
|02-19-2013 06:46 AM|
And yeah, I've read about using a mirror for exercise before, especially with showy finnage types like halfmoons. I've never bothered with him since he's a plakat and has room to swim.
Here's what the tank looks like now. I trimmed the stems some before I replanted them and the hydrocotyle is already growing quite a bit.
|02-18-2013 11:18 PM|
It does take time for fish to adjust to a different tank size. Have you thought of putting a small mirror next to the tank for the betta to look at? You can put it near a section of the tank where the flow is weaker as time goes by, you can position it closer to the stronger areas of flow. That way he can get used to it. A lot of people think using a mirror stressful, but I see it more like exercise time.
Edit- Don't leave the mirror up for hours at a time.
|02-17-2013 05:18 AM|
|02-16-2013 11:35 PM|
|ValMM||Just replant them. Sometimes it takes a bit for them to root.|
|02-16-2013 11:21 PM|
What do you think about the heater? I tried to find reviews for it, but there isn't much available.
Lovely tank and beautiful Betta!
|02-14-2013 08:46 PM|
Thanks! My desk is actually at home, so no worries about weekends. My husband wants to set up a little reef on his desk at work, but he's worried about that too.
I woke up this morning to plant carnage. I don't know what Mr. Fish did during the night, but half the stems are floating. And it looks like the snail knocked a bunch of the hydrocotyle loose trying to eat the diatoms off of the substrate. Hmm, is that a sign I should switch to the java fern and moss?
|02-14-2013 07:17 PM|
|Rush3737||If it wasn't for the lucky weekends when nobody has to be in at work I'd love to do something like this for my desk there.|
|02-14-2013 05:27 PM|
|GMYukonon24s||Nice! I want a desktop tank now.|
|02-14-2013 07:30 AM|
I don't really have any "in process" shots of this tank. I actually set it up a couple of weeks and had it in my bedroom, but changed some things around to make it a little more betta friendly. I took out some manzanita twigs I'd had in there and added all the stems since my betta, Mr. Fish, likes to hang out in plants. I moved the hydrocotyle from behind the rocks to the open area to try and make a carpet out of it. Not 100% sold on the plants at this point, but I like the rocks and the slope. My other option so I wouldn't have to dose would be some type of java fern behind the rocks and a moss carpet. Hmm. Something to think about I suppose. On to the pictures.
You can't really see the intake, but here's my DIY lilypipe:
A shot of the rocks and stems. They look very green in picture but they actually have pink under the leaves and some orange on top:
The two residents:
|02-13-2013 09:30 AM|
Tank has been upgraded to this one: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...=281466&page=1
I've wanted a tank on my desk for awhile now, and I was originally going to do a 7.5 gallon cube. I decided the weight made me nervous since my desktop is glass and the only thing supporting the corner piece is screws. I did wedge a 2x4 under the frame so it probably would have been fine. Anyway I decided to go with a smaller one instead. Nothing fancy, just one I got from a LFS. The glass is a lot thicker than the Aqueon ones and it came with a glass lid that has notches for equipment.
Visio "Betta3" tank (about 2.25 gallons)
ZooMed 501 Canister
Archaea 25w heater
Finnex 10" FugeRay (tank is actually 12", but it sits directly on the lid because of the black frame, plus I wanted a little less light)
Up Aqua Shrimp Sand (leftovers)
Pa Hai stone from AFA
Pfertz and excel until my supply runs out
Some type of ludwigia I think.. could use some help with ID
Frogbit (hopefully temporary)
Current FTS as of 2/13: