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10g No Planted Tank

I know, the pictures are terrible. This is my first go at planted tanks. These pictures were taken a couple of months ago. I just found them on my computer. I need to get updated shots, as I've changed a LOT in the 10g since I took these. The betta started out in the 10g, but had too much fun harassing my other fish and eating my young cherry shrimp. The jar that he is in is a 2 gallon glass cookie jar with a small filter/air pump. The wood is more flat and twisted than it looks and has java moss all over it. I change out at least 50% of his water a week. The water is brown from the tannins.







The 10g now also houses a large sword, some lace java fern, a lot more java moss, some subwassertang, the crypt is filled in... added diy CO2 and new light...

These are both in my office at work. I'm out for a few days after having surgery. I'll try to remember my camera and get better shots when I make it back to my desk. Just figured I'd start a thread to keep me on top of taking progression shots. ANNNDDD because I'm really bored after having to hold still so much while trying to heal up!

I am probably going to be starting up a new, larger planted tank here at home pretty soon, too.
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They are both beautiful! I bet the Betta misses the space in the ten but two gallons sure beats those cups at the lfs. Still, I really like the jar. I wouldn't mind doing something similar.

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They are both beautiful! I bet the Betta misses the space in the ten but two gallons sure beats those cups at the lfs. Still, I really like the jar. I wouldn't mind doing something similar.
He might miss the space, but my shrimp and tetras are happy to have come out of hiding. lol He still plays with my mollies through the glass and I do what I can to keep his jar very clean.

I've thought about changing this one out to a very large vase (2+ gallon) and dropping the water level down enough that he can't jump out, but I do get a lot of compliments on the cookie jar idea from coworkers... and I don't really want to have to drill through the glass to install the little filter at the risk of breaking whatever vase I'd buy...
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Some updated shots of the 10 gallon:





I'm seriously thinking of replacing the drift wood with some new pieces or maybe removing in favor of some rocks. It's looking sort of cluttered to me... more so in the pictures than in real life, but still... Ideas?

I'm definitely going to have to move that Red Ludwigia stem to the back with the other ones. It shot up in growth while I was out. Just that one, though... none of the others had the growth spurt that it did. o_O
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Too cool. I just bought my 5th male betta today and was considering changing my glass cookie jar from a "snack jar" to a betta jar. Now I know how it will look!

Keep up the good work.

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Too cool. I just bought my 5th male betta today and was considering changing my glass cookie jar from a "snack jar" to a betta jar. Now I know how it will look!

Keep up the good work.

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Thanks! I should have taken new shots of his jar while I had my camera with me. Next time I'll snap some new shots of Mr. Squid Vicious too!
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I planted some two Windelov in the betta cookie jar. Added some trimmings from the ludwigia and tucked a bit of Subwassertang in there too on the drift wood. He's been hanging out on the Windelov quite a bit.

I'll post new pics soon.
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