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In the spirit of the planted petri dish, i present...

the planted Betta death-cup (Deli-cup size)












Finally, a good use for the betta death-cup....
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IS that duckweed floating in there?
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yes, but not for long, i'm waiting for all the errant duckweed to float out of the cuttings, then i'm getting rid of it
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is duckweed those little plants that float on top of your tank and take it over?
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is duckweed those little plants that float on top of your tank and take it over?
Yep (Lemna minor).

They are easy to grow and very successful in most conditions, so it can get out of control quickly if provided for.

Currently, I'm culturing it in a section of my planted tank (see avatar) to transfer to my smaller, low-light (somewhat stagnant) frog tank. Started with three plants... four days later, I have nine and that's before I've started dosing ferts properly!

By the way, I like the betta cup tank.


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i love it!
what is that feathery green plant that looks like a feather duster?
i really like the look of that plant...

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It allready needs a trim...LOL

Never mind stems in that little thing... I would like to see a successful glosso bed or a hairgrass lawn ... stems in a cup ? Where is the long term capability for growth in a cup ?

How about some moss or triandra ?
The idea of going to pico or nano setups is create and too establish a "long term" ecosystem.

Stem plants in this thing is like going to the flower bed and cutting fresh flowers for the vase in the dining room every day...
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I would like to see a successful glosso bed or a hairgrass lawn ... stems in a cup ? Where is the long term capability for growth in a cup ?

How about some moss or triandra ?
The idea of going to pico or nano setups is create and too establish a "long term" ecosystem.
Yeah, I agree.

How about some tiny pieces of rock for some hardscape; perhaps a central focal point, and then a glosso lawn around?

I've been thinking about starting a nano tank myself...... would be a long landscape effect, somewhere in the region of 24"(long)x6"x6", using soil substrate layer, some small hardscapes, mosses and other tiny plants, with small shrimp as occupants.


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Well, the planted cup is currently in the beta stage right now, i realize stem plants weren't the best choice, but it's all i had at the time (and i have plenty of spares

right now i have a small pot of hairgrass in an ICU tank (kritterkeeper with ferts megadosed) as the plant looked a little rough around the edges, i figure putting it in a kritterkeeper with ferts and a 20 watt halogen (i know, flourescent is better, but you work with what you have....) should allow it to bounce back so i can plant it in the cup

i also picked up one of those half gallon wide and low "betta" bowls (which are useless for bettas) to set up as another planted nano....

heh, it seems the planted nanotank is just as addictive as a full size tank..
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heh, it seems the planted nanotank is just as addictive as a full size tank..
Moreso..... only your hand gets wet, not your arm!


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You know what would be perfect in a little setup like that if the lighting was right? Some H. Callitrichoides with a little rock arrangement in the middle for it to grow around and over. There was just a picture of such an arrangement a little while back here in the forum that was great. I wish I could find that post so I could show you the pic. It would work on a smaller scale in a nano tank for sure.
As for the other guys criticizing your choice of plants, don't listen to them. If you are willing to trim those plants 4 times a day, I say it's a great setup!
Heh, I can just picture mister betta on top of a solid mat of plants flopping around like, <gasp> WATER......WATER.......
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