Cant wait to see how this turns out!!
I'm so sorry to hear that.
Its a sad day when that happens.
I used to have 5 planted bowls in my room. Each one had a betta. I went on vacation for a few months and left my sister in charge of feeding and a weekly 25% waterchange.
She did a wonderful job.. However the cleaning lady that came by once a week decided that it would be an incredible act of kindness to clean the algae off the sides of my bowl.
Apparently she used some sort of soap.
I came home to 4 dead betta's with peeling off skin.
When I was emptying them and crying I saw one of them flop weakly in the bucket.
I half his scales were gone... It was a mess..
I managed to get him to heal and he lived for two more years.
Till he jumped out a tank and I found him dried on the carpet.
I'm jealous of this wood. I'm jealous of this tank.
The evolves look so awesome!!! I just can't afford one.
Tell us what filtration is like and lighting and whatnot...
That wood is so inspiring...