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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-24-2016, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec 3

Started the tank on 1/4/16.

Just redid my tank 2/20/16.

Started with a gravel substrate, and a big piece of driftwood.

I switched it to Black Sand and a new piece of Driftwood.

This is for my Betta, Thunder.

Plants include, 5-6 Anubias, a couple swords, Banana Plant, Floaters, (Frogbit, and Water Wisteria), and a couple plants I can't remember the names, as they came in a assortment package.

Now come the wait while everything grows out.

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holy crap your Thunder is gorgeous! I hope he is an auburn (or broncos...)fan...
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That is a very beautiful betta! Nice tank too. The swords will get too large for the tank but no need to move them until they do.
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Gorgeous fish!!
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Your fish is beautiful!
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Thanks. From Denver, so a Huge Broncos fan.
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Haha I was just thinking I want that fish for the Mets.
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Thunder is gorgeous! I'm glad I'm not the only Broncos fan who has an orange and blue betta.

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Really nice looking tank and betta! Thanks for sharing!
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Thunder is gorgeous! I'm glad I'm not the only Broncos fan who has an orange and blue betta.

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Really nice looking tank and betta! Thanks for sharing!
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Betta so beautiful!
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I lost all my Anubias to rhizome rot last week. I already had 3 Bucephalandra on order, so added 6 Anubias Petites, some Erios Parkeri, and a Banana Plant. Except for the Banana plant, all came from Ebi on this site

All arrived today.

Glued the 3 Bucephalandra Dark Godzilla and the 6 Anubias Petites to my driftwood. I think it turned out pretty good.

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Beautiful bettas, any recommendations on where to get nice ones like these?
I got mine on Aquabid. $25, plus $5 shipping. I live in Denver where the transshipper is located so just had to pay $2 to go pick him up. $32 total.
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4 month update.

A little update on the tank. The Anubias is growing in nicely. Added quite a few plants and they are all doing extremely well. The Lobelia Cardinalis 'Small Form' in front was a RAOK from member burr740.
4 Buce on the tree came from member Bartohog, and they are doing very well, acclimating to the tank and even seeing a few new leaves.

Current pic of the tank. And another of my Thunder and his grumpy face.

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Love him. How do you like this tank? I have been away a while, looking for a new small set up and wondering what everyone's favorites are these days
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