Was about to jump head first into the world of hi-tech planted tanks (coming from over a decade in Reef tanks) but the new Waterbox Clear Pro I plan on using won't be shipping for a few months so in the interim... I decided to set up a little Betta tank.
So here we go!
Picked up a UNS 30c from ADG in Houston, along with some river stones and a few sticks.
I don't plan on much as far as plants... some moss and one or two other things in the stones and on the wood.
Don't really plan on anything in the substrate so picked up some Eco-Complete just for the reddish coloring.
For a filter I'm just using one of those little corner foam filters with this nifty little air pump. Totally silent and sticks to the back glass!
And for lighting I got the ONF Flat Nano. I wanted something that had some dimming capability.
Next I have plans to build a white box behind the tank to hide the wires/equipment and give me a clean white background.
Yesterday I picked up the Betta from an importer here in town... a Nemo Galaxy Koi.
He hasn't taken to the new life spectrum betta pellets yet, but it's still early.
Will pick up some dried blood worms tomorrow and see if he likes those.
I believe that's what the importer was feeding him.
That's as far as I got this week.
Will update once I stick some plants in there.
Right now I'm using tap water, but will probably switch to RO and remineralize soon.
I have the RO/DI and storage tanks from my saltwater setup. And I plan on trying a few shrimp in there as well.