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New 10 gallon nano

So my son wants a tank in his room and I’m on board because I love tanks so this will be the story of how this 10 gallon is going to go together. We bought the tank and hob filter off kijiji for 30$. The filter was brand new. The tank is a 10 gallon rimless. Here is a shot of the tank on the first day. So we went on amazon and found a heater , an led light, a castle (I prefer a more natural look, more on this later ) a prefiltler, a syphon and a small net. I have some good starter plants I will seed the tank with. I plan to put in some java moss, some java fern, frogbit, a crypt and some hornwort. The amazon order will be here at some point today so I will update with pics.
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Always nice when the kids enable the hobby!!! Wife cant say much about it then! Good luck!


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Amazon delivers lol. Did a quick trim on my main tank for the plants. Not a bad start.
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Lookin' good so far. I have a "non-natural" ornament in one of my tanks, and it's fine. At least he didn't insist on color-changing volcanoes, Sponge Bob figures, and confetti colored gravel!
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Haha yes at least it’s not spongebob lol. So it’s day 4 and the tank is cloudy as heck but I read this is a bacterial bloom and a normal part of cycling so ima leave it be and see if it clears up. I’m planing to put some shrimp, Pygmy cories or harlequin rasboras and a Betta in this tank when it is cycled. As well as a bunch of Anubis nana.
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Everything looks nice and clear now. Glad I left the tank alone. Putting in the plants may have helped. I also put a fairly large “B” grade almond leaf in the castle. I know the new betta will love it. Me and my son made a poster about Bettas today to learn more about them and to make a task chart to make sure the beta gets fed and gets his tank cleaned. I included a picture.
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I love everything about this project - super adorable and educational!

The tank looks great by the way, the castle actually seems to work somehow
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Thank you! Yes It’s wierd but that castle just ....works. Wierd. I’ve done a whole lot of stuff since having kids that I never would have tried.
So today We picked up an Anubius and a solitary frogbit at the local fish store. We will have to make up some posters for the different kinds of plants too.
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I always have to say this and your experience may vary, but I just don't mix shrimp with bettas.

Another 2˘ : I quite like the castle!

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Thanks I decided against the shrimp. All that’s in there right now are 3 harlequin rasbora that I picked up the other day. They seem rather big for the setup however Now I’m thinking maybe some ember tetras instead? Would they be good tankmates with a Berta?
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Nicely done.
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Glad you're putting out the effort to give the betta a proepr home! Becuase there is not a lot of plants/decor directly infront of the fitler outflow I woudl suggest cutting up some extra fitler foat stip to stuff on the outflow
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You can remove the lid and add plants to the HOB and the outflow foam too like mosses, riccia, stem plants, hygro. japan
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That’s so interesting thank you for the info. I never thought about putting plants in the hob before.
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It's all Great!
I like the way your going about this hobby with your son. The notes, tracking this and that, learning of the different things used and gotten for the hobby. And I must admit it seems to be a good kid as he's willing to learn and not just have something without learning about it and left all that in your hands to do.
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Thanks I decided against the shrimp. All that’s in there right now are 3 harlequin rasbora that I picked up the other day. They seem rather big for the setup however Now I’m thinking maybe some ember tetras instead? Would they be good tankmates with a Berta?
Tread cautiously. I would have said yes without hesitation a few months ago, but I finally came to the conclusion (with about 95% certainty), that my embers are responsible for the shredded tails on my male guppies. Not sure if that behavior would translate over to a much larger betta, but be aware of the possibility.
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