I set this tank up for my little one back in April 2017, as she really wanted her own fish.
4 Separate pieces of Driftwood
Some Cherry shrimp caves (which are useless since Beast ate them all...)
Male Dumbo Betta
3 Amano Shrimp
10 Assassin Snails
Java Fern Windelov
Some bad looking Dwarf Baby Tears
12 Mini Marimo Moss Balls
Mini Indian Almond Leaf Litter
Stock Filter of the Spec V (with a Fluval Edge Prefilter Baffle)
Finnex Planted+ (with a half piece of a 5g glass cover, covering the holeon top)
Strip LED Lights and Glass Diffuser Background
Hydor 25w Heater
Beast the Dumbo Betta is doing well but the tank it self is hell to clean.
Every single week since I set up this tank it gets a 50% Water change and scrub down because algae wont stop growing.
The water does have tannins in it (which I like) and the Light Stays on a timer (8hours)
I dose daily with Excel and with Flourish the day after Prime PWC.
I made him a diy Floating Log out of Plastic Canvas which he sleeps in/rests in daily.
Besides the constant cleaning I'm guessing this tank and the hardscape I created is the perfect habitat for this dumbo betta. No Complaints from him except him flaring when I take pics.
Beast the Dumbo Betta was completly White when we first got him and has coloured up nicely to a Pale Peach/Pink Body and Dark Blue Dragon Scales with Dark Yellow and White Fins
any ideas on how to lighten the load on cleaning this tank? less light? more excel? something else?