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Talking 1.5G Planted betta tank

I've been here a few times, used the resources to look up plants and such, but I finally registered and decided to jump in.

Here's my 1.5G Tetra cube.

Substrate: Eco-Complete
CO2: DIY with glass diffuser
Filter: Marineland Penguin 100 hob with DIY flow diverter
Lighting: 10W 6500K CFL (Lights of America)
Flora: Java Moss, Hornwort, Pelia Moss, Dwarf Hair Grass, Lily, and sometimes a Marimo Moss ball
Fauna: Sancho the male VT betta and one Mystery Snail



I love my little tank.

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that looks so crampt..... id remove the pots so he has some more swimming space imho


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that looks so crampt..... id remove the pots so he has some more swimming space imho
There's a lot more space than you think. The pots are pathways to the back of the tank as well as back through the moss. He goes all over the tank. He's always patrolling and inspecting it all to make sure no one messes with his house, heh. Plenty of hiding spaces and room for him to roam.

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that looks so crampt..... id remove the pots so he has some more swimming space imho
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aesthetically looks too busy as well, but i'm no expert!

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Very busy, but I like it. And as long as he likes it, that's all that matters, isn't it?

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Hey, i really like it. bettas really dont swim much, theyre lurkers, and it looks like theres plenty of places to lurk :P
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i love it!!!! looks way better than mine have you considered making it rimless? (it'll make it easier for the filter... (i've got the same filter)


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Thanks all for the compliments, and criticism for that matter. Input is always good.

The Marimo ball's no longer in there and the Lily will be transplanted in about a week to my new 10G tank so the front'll open up quite a bit. Sancho seems to really like the lily so I'm hoping he doesn't get too upset when I take it out.

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i love it!!!! looks way better than mine have you considered making it rimless? (it'll make it easier for the filter... (i've got the same filter)
I thought about it but I'm still using the top that came with it. I used a Dremel to cut it to fit the Penguin filter.
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Love the moss ball!

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Oops...just read the moss ball was taken out....sad

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Phoe, stupidity overwhelmed me and that Marimo ball is in another Betta tank, hopefully recovering. I damaged it pretty badly by mistake so I'm hoping that it'll recover in the other tank... I'm going to be getting more Marimos though. I love them, I love the mythology, the history, the festival, there's very little NOT to love with Marimo balls.

Anyone know where I can get 1/2" to 1" Marimo? I'd love to get a couple smaller even, if I could just find some! Heh.

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The Swap & Shop section of this message board is a good place to look. Here is a link for some especially small ones: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...balls-2-a.html

And some regular sized ones: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...imo-balls.html
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Welcome to the Planted tank! I bet the betta loves the pots to hide in. Have you thought twice about leaving the lilly? I really love it in there. Plus more plants means healthier, happier betta.

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this is really tempting me just to move my driftwood out and make a crazy jungle


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