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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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20 Gallon- Low Tech- First Tank in Years

Its been a few years since running a non nano-tank with a lone betta, so figured I'd put up a journal for it. Tank is a 20 gallon high that I finally pulled out of my closet after moving over two years ago. Hoping to get a bigger tank set up next summer when I buy a house, but for now, this will keep me busy.


20 Gallon High
30 lbs Floramax Red
TopFin 100W Heater
Flourish Excel
Seachem root tabs

Anubius Nana
Anubius Barteri nana
Rotala rotundifolia
Crytocoryne Undulata 'red' and 'green'
Staurogyne repens
Java moss
Java fern

Unknown as of now

For hardscape, I have a main piece of wood that is quite sizable for this tank. I have two other pieces, I included a pic of one of them, my concern though is it just does fit in anywhere, so I doubt I will use it. The piece without a photo is fairly small and in my betta tank right now, but again, unlikely to be used. Here are some pics of the simple hardscape and the extra piece of wood:

Let me know any thoughts on that smaller piece, I should have some more pics up tonight with substrate and plants in place.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 02:48 AM
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I like the contrast in the wood colors. Looks lopsided right now but I'm sure with some plants it'd balance out of you kept the smaller piece in

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I like the tank, but one thing I have learned from my first tank is that reach under things or in small spaces is not for me... Big clumsy hands always knocking things over. With that said, those are large stable pieces so it shouldn't be too bad. Just I didn't take maintenance into consideration when I created my tank.
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