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11-20-2013 07:19 PM
RusselltheShihTzu Beautiful, serene tank and absolutely gorgeous Betta. The only thing I would add is some sort of stem/bunch plant he can rest in like Cabomba or Myrio. Mine often make use of theirs.
11-20-2013 10:59 AM
amcoffeegirl The betta won't stay ugly. His colors will change as he acclimates to the want and grows more comfortable and as he ages.
11-20-2013 03:10 AM
Raymond S. Very nice tank. I bought an all white "baby" Betta once and I suppose it would have turned out to look something
like yours. Likely wouldn't have stayed all white. Petco sells the "babies" at about 1" and considering it's no surprise
that he didn't make it past the third day. Was a couple of months back and I'm working on general tank health
before doing another.
If you get little 1/8th to 1/4 inch "hairs" on the older leaves of the plants, they would be dark and seeming to reach for the light.
Then that is telling you the Kh is too low. Don't know if Betta's need that low of Kh but if you don't get the hairs, then it's
probably not an issue anyway.
09-25-2013 04:50 PM
AHGoodwin Both the tank and fish are beautiful. Great work! I am sure he will be very happy there.
09-25-2013 04:50 AM
mayanjungledog Nice tank and nice fish!
09-25-2013 03:54 AM
ScarletFire Good work.
09-25-2013 03:47 AM
shrimpzoo Thanks for all the comments guys (: and I think my betta is pretty D: !

Anyways! Lighting is a 6.5K regular bulb. And the glass top prevents the tank water from being heated. I monitored the temperature for the whole week with the tank thermometer & digital TDS thermometer (: the tank is always at a constant ~28C/~82.4F with the EHEIM Jager 50W (it does its job well ;D).

Also, pH is normally that low because I have an active substrate that buffers and keeps it at 5.5 - 6.0 so no issues with stability and no point in changing.

And lastly, with the use of floaters - my tank is slowly becoming more balanced and is preventing the tank from being a total green screen of algae (besides... I have a nice nanomag float if I ever run into a small algea problem).
09-23-2013 11:02 PM
wendyjo Beautiful tank and beautiful betta! I will 2nd the concerns about the lighting though. 1) watch the temps - it could get awfully warm with that light on AND the temps could fluctuate a bit too much from on to off. And you could get some algae from it as well. I would seriously consider getting 1 or 2 nerite snails for the tank. They are small and eat algae like there's no tomorrow. And tho they can breed in freshwater, the eggs wont hatch in freshwater so you won't have an explosion of snails going on. They are truly great little workers.
09-23-2013 09:33 PM
cbachmann Hey man I love you setup, esp the lighting. What kind of bulb and fixture are you using? Also, just a word of warning, if you're not using ferts, that much light is going to start causing algae
09-23-2013 05:37 PM
Virto It's stunning. Excellent work, and I love the choice of fish.
09-23-2013 05:21 PM
kcoscia ughhhh this is perfect
09-23-2013 04:24 PM
Originally Posted by Htwo0h View Post
Amazing tank, but the fish sure is an ugly lil fella.

Very nice tank! Love how everything is just enough, nothing overdone.
09-23-2013 04:09 PM
Suzie Q Absolutely wonderful tank set up!!!

Is your pH normally that low? If so, leave it alone , I don't chase any of the "H"s (pH, gH, kH).

09-23-2013 03:13 PM
jmf3460 Beautiful tank. I have my betta in a big bowl looks like a gigantic wine glass I got a Michaels, mine would love to have a home like the one you have. Might have to upgrade him. I think you will be surprised to see your betta sleeping on the anubias plant. Mine uses his tall plants like a hammock and sleeps on them, its really cool to watch his lazy a** sleeping in a plant like a bed. I love the floating plants. You should give him a couple shrimp friends, or a snail..
09-23-2013 03:04 PM
roadmaster Outstanding !Wish more folk's provided as well for these fish.
Might keep an eye on temp with the light above the tank.
Might get a bit too warm although,anything under 84 degree's would be ok.
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