This tank is now an emersed tank with parva carpet still in tact. My farm is now upgraded to a 40B due to rising gas prices.
This tank is no longer a Betta haven. I sold off the bettas I had left and turned it into a High Tech plant farm
I was given the opportunity to raise a brood of Betta Albimarginatas about 3 months ago and ever since I took them in, they've been housed in a makeshift bare bottom 10g. Now they've outgrown that 10g and require a slightly larger home. Living in a small apartment, I don't have much room as it is, but I was able to cram an extra 20L onto my Betta shelf inside my room.
. My goal was to make this tank a super low tech setup with no CO2 and very minor dosing, if any. Crypts and java ferns were the main plants I had in mind.
I was able to grab a bunch of plants from my fellow sfbaaps club members and also got my hands on some decent manzanita branches at the same time. This was how it looked without plants about 3 weeks ago:
Before we go any further, here are the specs on this tank:
- 20g long
- Substrate: ADA AS II
- Lights: 2x26W GE 6500K twirlies
Plants: Needle leaf java fern, Crypt green gecko, C. rosanervig, C. wendii ??, C. hudoroi, C. parva, Staurogyne sp. tropica,
anubia nana petite
and mini X-mas moss
This is how the tank looks currently. It's been cycled for about a week already. Some of the crypts are doing their melt thing, but most are already throwing out fresh leaves. The Bettas love it in there.
Now for the fish to mature and start breeding like rabbits. I hope
Thanks for looking guys.