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Old 09-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #16
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It's stunning. Excellent work, and I love the choice of fish.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:33 PM   #17
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Hey man I love you setup, esp the lighting. What kind of bulb and fixture are you using? Also, just a word of warning, if you're not using ferts, that much light is going to start causing algae
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:02 AM   #18
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Beautiful tank and beautiful betta! I will 2nd the concerns about the lighting though. 1) watch the temps - it could get awfully warm with that light on AND the temps could fluctuate a bit too much from on to off. And you could get some algae from it as well. I would seriously consider getting 1 or 2 nerite snails for the tank. They are small and eat algae like there's no tomorrow. And tho they can breed in freshwater, the eggs wont hatch in freshwater so you won't have an explosion of snails going on. They are truly great little workers.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:47 AM   #19
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Thanks for all the comments guys (: and I think my betta is pretty D: !

Anyways! Lighting is a 6.5K regular bulb. And the glass top prevents the tank water from being heated. I monitored the temperature for the whole week with the tank thermometer & digital TDS thermometer (: the tank is always at a constant ~28C/~82.4F with the EHEIM Jager 50W (it does its job well ;D).

Also, pH is normally that low because I have an active substrate that buffers and keeps it at 5.5 - 6.0 so no issues with stability and no point in changing.

And lastly, with the use of floaters - my tank is slowly becoming more balanced and is preventing the tank from being a total green screen of algae (besides... I have a nice nanomag float if I ever run into a small algea problem).
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:54 AM   #20
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Good work.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #21
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Nice tank and nice fish!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #22
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Both the tank and fish are beautiful. Great work! I am sure he will be very happy there.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:10 AM   #23
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Very nice tank. I bought an all white "baby" Betta once and I suppose it would have turned out to look something
like yours. Likely wouldn't have stayed all white. Petco sells the "babies" at about 1" and considering it's no surprise
that he didn't make it past the third day. Was a couple of months back and I'm working on general tank health
before doing another.
If you get little 1/8th to 1/4 inch "hairs" on the older leaves of the plants, they would be dark and seeming to reach for the light.
Then that is telling you the Kh is too low. Don't know if Betta's need that low of Kh but if you don't get the hairs, then it's
probably not an issue anyway.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #24
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The betta won't stay ugly. His colors will change as he acclimates to the want and grows more comfortable and as he ages.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #25
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Beautiful, serene tank and absolutely gorgeous Betta. The only thing I would add is some sort of stem/bunch plant he can rest in like Cabomba or Myrio. Mine often make use of theirs.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:15 AM   #26
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Very pretty boy, and wonderful tank!
I do suggest you give him a 'flop place' like a thick clump of plants. Bettas like flop places. They like to wriggle into plants or flop on them, and sometimes they do silly things like wedge their heads down into small spaces. Perhaps just thicken the java fern a bit?

Bubblenest can mean several things:
"I am happy!"
"I see another male and I AM SHOWING OFF MY AWESOME"
"Ooo, girl betta!"
"I wanna make baby fish."
The middle two are what you see in the bettas in cups. They're trying to be more interesting to the females around them. Bubblenests are a reasonable indicator of something going right, but they aren't definite.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:47 PM   #27
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beautiful tank and a gorgeous fish
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:36 PM   #28
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Very pretty boy, and wonderful tank!
I do suggest you give him a 'flop place' like a thick clump of plants. Bettas like flop places. They like to wriggle into plants or flop on them, and sometimes they do silly things like wedge their heads down into small spaces. Perhaps just thicken the java fern a bit?

Bubblenest can mean several things:
"I am happy!"
"I see another male and I AM SHOWING OFF MY AWESOME"
"Ooo, girl betta!"
"I wanna make baby fish."
The middle two are what you see in the bettas in cups. They're trying to be more interesting to the females around them. Bubblenests are a reasonable indicator of something going right, but they aren't definite.
I agree with the flop place. My betta loves to snuggle in with the carpet plants and get "stuck".
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:17 PM   #29
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Your marimo is not looking so good, are you dosing excel? Have you rotated them at all since they were put in? Most likely they are dieing because of the temperature, they prefer cooler waters (they can even be kept in the fridge). I have a hard time finding sites that are the same 'max acceptable temp' but everyone agrees that colder water is better for them.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:16 AM   #30
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This is a dumb question, but what is the netting that you are using? I need some for a rimess tank, because I don't want my betta doing a Free Willy on me.
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