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Old 03-10-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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10g, as cheap as possible~


Hi everyone!
So I've had this neglected 10 gallon sitting around my room for.. uhm.. a couple of months. Last night I was lusting after a pretty nano tank but I've spent waaaay too much money lately, so I don't have the budget for one. Or space, really. ._.; So I decided to use what I had. It works out actually, because I've always wanted a betta, which would probably eat my other obsession (shrimp) so if I have two tanks... well, I'm sure y'all can see where I'm going with this.

Behold! Probably the ugliest fish tank ever. (But it's okay, because... it'll make my future betta seem all the prettier? xD)



Let's see.. I'm using an old filter, old heater, old light, old tank, and cheap gravel so all I really remember is that the tank is a standard 10g. Oh! And the filter is a Marina S10, I think.

Flora include:
- one red Indian sword
- three anubias of various kinds
- an assortment of floaters: RRF, frogbit, hygroryza aristata, and... duckweed.

Future fauna plans:
- one betta, probably
- a couple of ottos for algae? Or an amano shrimp, but I'd be super sad if it got eaten.
- maybe six chili rasboras from my other tank, but uh.. I dunno, I heard bettas can be mean. >_<;
- probably a bunch of pond snails. <_<;

Needs to cycle before I add anything, so I have to go research how to cycle a tank... it's been awhile, haha. Filter is also not plugged in yet because I didn't have any spare filter media (is that the right word?) so I need to get some from the LFS!
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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Looks ok.
But if you move that big anubias to the back it'd be better.
general rule is higher at the back and lower as you move forward.
But i don't really follow this rule sometime.

do you only have gravels in there? or do you have dirt as well underneath the gravel?
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:05 AM   #3
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I think endlers or the chilis would be okay. Just add the Betta last. Once I had tested to see how aggressive my Betta was by putting an endler I'm his little 2.5G. He tried to nip the endler so I took him out. Yesterday I saw him in his bland little tank and moved him into the 10G with the endlers. It's been a day and there were no casualties. The Betta attacked the endler before because a) there was inadequate tank space and b) he had already established his territory. That's the long and boring lesson of the day!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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Looks ok.
But if you move that big anubias to the back it'd be better.
general rule is higher at the back and lower as you move forward.
But i don't really follow this rule sometime.

do you only have gravels in there? or do you have dirt as well underneath the gravel?
Thanks! I moved the big anubias further back, and spread the other to out a bit more so it's less clumped together now. I only have gravel, wanted to keep it as simple as possible..
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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I think endlers or the chilis would be okay. Just add the Betta last. Once I had tested to see how aggressive my Betta was by putting an endler I'm his little 2.5G. He tried to nip the endler so I took him out. Yesterday I saw him in his bland little tank and moved him into the 10G with the endlers. It's been a day and there were no casualties. The Betta attacked the endler before because a) there was inadequate tank space and b) he had already established his territory. That's the long and boring lesson of the day!
Not boring at all! Hehe, I'll definitely try it out with putting the betta in last, thanks. I figure if it really doesn't work out, I can move the chilis back and give the betta a plastic fish for company. :p
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