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marioman72 12-09-2012 01:43 AM

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!

Plants:

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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_DSC6044 by marioman72, on Flickr

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thanks for looking!

Barbgirl 12-09-2012 01:50 AM

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

marioman72 12-09-2012 02:05 AM

thanks!

Wicket_lfe 12-09-2012 02:06 AM

I actually love how the rock juts out of the tank. awesome

Geniusdudekiran 12-09-2012 02:35 AM

Nice photography and tank. And fish!

marioman72 12-09-2012 03:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Wicket_lfe (Post 2103918)
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!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran (Post 2103944)
Nice photography and tank. And fish!

Thank, thank, and thanks! haha

STS_1OO 12-09-2012 03:23 AM

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

bluestems 12-09-2012 03:31 AM

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! :smile:

marioman72 12-09-2012 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by STS_1OO (Post 2103991)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluestems (Post 2104002)
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! :smile:

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

andrewss 12-09-2012 08:10 AM

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 :)

Borikuan 12-09-2012 12:36 PM

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!

@marko@ 12-09-2012 04:25 PM

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

ony 12-09-2012 04:44 PM

Beautiful, a planted HOB behind the central rock would look great. Maybe add a small steel sword to match the grassy planting.

marioman72 12-09-2012 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewss (Post 2104133)
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!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Borikuan (Post 2104162)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by @marko@ (Post 2104325)
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.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ony (Post 2104345)
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.

h4n 12-09-2012 06:01 PM

Looks good man!

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