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Old 09-21-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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Question Bettafish - Finalizing the home

Blue Marbled Betta - ~6 gallon starfire cube tank (30x30x30) [FINAL PRODUCT]:







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Parameters:
pH: 6.0
gH: 5.0
kH: 0.0
Temp: 28C / 82.4F

Equipment:
- Lighting: IKEA Desk light (6.5K Regular Bulb)
- Heater: EHEIM Jager 50W
- Filter: Up Aqua EX120
- Substrate: Netlea Crystal Shrimp Soil

Plants:
- Floaters: Amazon Frogbit / Water Lettuce
- Java Fern
- Bunch of Marimos
- Anubias Barteri (var. broad leaf)

Diet:
- Omega One Buffet Pellets
- Northfin Betta Bits Formula
- New Life Spectrum Betta Fish Formula
- Hikari Betta Bio-Gold Pellets
- Flightless Fruit Flies
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Hello everyone,

I've taken all the information given to me for the past few days and I think I've made all the changes to my Betta's home to make it ideal...

Give me feedback whether or not it is okay and if anything needs to be changed. Thanks.

FRONT:


SIDE 1:


SIDE 2:


DIAGONAL SHOT:


GLASS TOP WITH NETTING:



INDIAN ALMOND LEAF "HOUSE":


CHOLLA WOOD:



FLATTENED MOSS BALL BED:


CURRENT STATUS OF FISH:






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Changes I have made were:
(original home here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...62#post3928562)

I have removed the piece of driftwood to avoid chance of fins ripping.

I dug a pit into my substrate and put the cholla wood into it and buried it to the halfway mark. There should be no problems with him trying to swim into the cholla wood and getting stuck (some story I heard).

Cholla wood has also been pushed all the way into the back of the tank so there should be no fin tearing issues or entry ways (either burried or blocked off by moss balls). Cholla wood should pose no danger now.

Netting has been added with my own self made glass top to prevent jumping accidents and reduce evaporation. Aeration is still provided since the netting has holes in it.

Roots will be trimmed if they start touching anything that is on the bottom of the tank in the case it may cause fin ripping or stress if it gets out of hand.

Filter sponge has been replaced by a finer sponge where it is not coarse. And flow of the filter has been set to super low to the point even the floaters are not budging.

Heater has been added.

And lastly, parameters are set as constant:
pH: 6
gH: 5
kH: 0
Temp: ~28C / 82.4F

Equipment:
- IKEA Desk light
- Heater: EHEIM Jager 50W
- Filter: Up Aqua EX120
- Substrate: Netlea Crystal Shrimp Soil

Plants:
- Floaters: Amazon Frogbit / Water Lettuce
- Java Fern
- Bunch of Marimos

Diet:
- Omega One Buffet Pellets
- Northfin Betta Bits Formula
- New Life Spectrum Betta Fish Formula
- Hikari Betta Bio-Gold Pellets
- Flightless Fruit Flies

Thanks for reading.

P.S: Does a creation of a bubble nest mean hes happy? Or is that what people think lol.

Last edited by shrimpzoo; 09-25-2013 at 03:59 PM.. Reason: Final product original post
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