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c_gwinner 09-11-2012 03:50 PM

2.5G Sparta
 
I have a small desk tank with a dragonscale betta name Leonidas (or as everyone else calls him Leo for short)
Ecco complete is the substrate with a simple sponge filter.
Plants include:
Ludwigia r.
Anubias nana
Crypt parva
Java fern
Dwarf Sag.



The beginning
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...e/IMG_0442.jpg


Leonidas
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...B71983C617.jpg

Tank as it is now needing a trim and clean
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...B647D94E67.jpg

Will get a better picture this afternoon hopefully to get less glare from all the extra lighting and windows.

SpecGrrl 09-11-2012 07:30 PM

How is Leo with the other critters?

c_gwinner 09-11-2012 09:33 PM

He Flared up at the shrimp a couple times when they first were introduced, but then doesnt pay any attention to them. He hangs out usually int the jungle of stem plants and the shrimp hide out on the other side of the driftwood under the anubias. He doesnt even notice the snails, except when I have to toss the Nerite back into the tank every now and then.

SpecGrrl 09-11-2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c_gwinner (Post 2007781)
He Flared up at the shrimp a couple times when they first were introduced, but then doesnt pay any attention to them. He hangs out usually int the jungle of stem plants and the shrimp hide out on the other side of the driftwood under the anubias. He doesnt even notice the snails, except when I have to toss the Nerite back into the tank every now and then.

Oh nice!

So no lid on that tank?

I think My girl betta Prana ate the pond snail I put in her tank bc I don't see it anywhere.

c_gwinner 09-11-2012 10:05 PM

Have a partial glass lid that i put on at night when I head home for the day. I leave it off cuz the noise helps me relax at work from the filter.

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...0320E3919F.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...03353D29B8.jpg

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...03182C2B41.jpg

moosenart 09-12-2012 12:18 AM

This is sparrrrtaaaaaaaa

TonyK 09-12-2012 01:49 AM

Beautiful Betta and tank. I am surprised he hasnt made a meal of the shrimp. I really like the setup.

Unkillable Cat 09-12-2012 08:13 PM

Looks great, and spartan even. Nice to see a planted but not overworked tank, and beautiful fish too!

c_gwinner 09-27-2012 01:52 PM

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...21A0FFF0E1.jpg
Had an extra riparium hanger that I thought would fit in this tank haha. Its a tight squeeze but so far I seem to like it at the moment. Leo still has room and he usually hangs out in the forest of stems.

SpecGrrl 09-27-2012 03:33 PM

Dwarf ruellia FTW!

c_gwinner 09-27-2012 04:18 PM

I love them. Makes me think of a nano palm tree.

The Big Buddha 09-27-2012 04:27 PM

Nice and simple. I like it.

c_gwinner 10-24-2012 03:19 PM

Updated growth. Need to probably trim but have been kinda lazy lately. Added a IAL and the water has definitely got a bunch of tannins in it now.
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...1C1E644953.jpg
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/x...1C23ECF65E.jpg
Sorry for the glare, used my phone at work to get a quick update.

GMYukonon24s 10-24-2012 04:20 PM

Nice setup! I like the driftwood

c_gwinner 10-24-2012 04:26 PM

Thanks its actually three separate pieces tied and glued together. The moss has grown in enough to hide most of the thread and cracks. Didnt know that the riccia was in there until like 4 weeks after putting the moss on and it started to shoot outta there.


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