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kcoscia 08-11-2013 08:58 PM

5.5g betta
Here is the beginning of my/my girlfriend's 5.5g betta aquarium

so for specs:
Tetra ht 10 50W heater
Hydro Sponge Pro Filter II
tetra whisper air pump for up to 10g (IT IS PRACTICALLY SILENT I AM AMAZED. I didn't think it was even on)

Will have:
eco complete
about 3 wpg
one male betta
maybe snails
plants, plants, plants!

Water7 08-12-2013 12:44 AM

I hope it goes well for you! I like your sponge filter. I just got a prefilter made by the same company, to run on my HOB since I do not have an air pump. I really like it.

kcoscia 08-12-2013 06:11 PM

thanks! this is my first use of anything but HOB and I already love it

kcoscia 08-17-2013 12:02 AM

eco complete down, plants in!
the plants are TINY clippings/baby plants from my other tank.
Anacharis, java fern, anubias, wisteria, fissidens! There is also a hitchhiker snail :)
water is currently clearing, so pictures up soon!

kcoscia 08-18-2013 01:24 AM

picture update
eco complete down and some baby plants in their new home

MDubbs 08-18-2013 03:29 AM

Can we get an updated photo? I would love to see what it looks like now.

kcoscia 08-18-2013 12:20 PM

the one i just posted is updated. i just planted and everything. i will keep updating as things grow, hopefully quickly! and definitely once we get a betta in there!

kcoscia 08-20-2013 01:54 PM

going CFLs!

kcoscia 08-22-2013 01:01 AM

daylight CFLs!
first tank i put my new CFLs in :)

what are these?

the only current inhabitant of this tank is a tiny snail. maybe she laid eggs? i have no idea

kcoscia 08-22-2013 11:05 PM

the definite stocking for this tank will be one male betta and one oto

are otos okay as singles?

also, i was considering adding an african dwarf frog to the mix.

suggestions, comments, concerns?

(edit: tank is definitely not cycled so these inhabitants will not enter for at minimum a week, since i just added some bacteria. now all it has to do is get to work and multiply)

kcoscia 08-23-2013 11:31 PM

added some more plants today since I got so many in the mail for my other tanks!

added more water wisteria, moneywort, another small java fern, and many baby crypts!

kcoscia 08-29-2013 07:34 PM

Ran another set of tests today, everything is looking good. I think the tank is cycled, but I'm going to add more food(ammonia for me) and retest in a day or two! Getting excited.
Also, there are a lot of baby snails and little critters in the water. Not bad with the critters right? Too small to identify

kcoscia 09-01-2013 06:15 PM

today is the day! betta will be arriving :) i believe the tank is fully cycled. I added trimmings from my crazy growing water sprite for floating coverage

kcoscia 09-01-2013 07:58 PM


he is an elephant ear, looks young

kcoscia 09-01-2013 08:19 PM

he is in!

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