3-way Divided Betta Tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
3-way Divided Betta Tank

I've had planted tanks (or should I say tanks with plants? ) for a few years now. I haven't yet tried a proper aquascape, but hope to soon.

Meanwhile, I wanted to share my newest tank, though, inspired by Marko's 5 Gal Betta Barracks. He showed that divided tanks can be really nice looking. I wasn't able to do the plexiglass, but I hope it does justice to the general idea . It's only been completed for a month, so the plants have some growing to do... and I still need to find a foreground/carpet plant that will stay planted..




10 gal
2x 18 watt fluorescents
DIY mesh dividers
2x Azoo Mignon 150s
3 Bettas (Doubletail Halfmoon, Dragonscale Plakat, Elephant Ear)
Black Fluorite
Telanthera, Rotala, Needle-leaf Rotala

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists

Last edited by TeteRouge; 04-08-2013 at 06:36 AM. Reason: ummmm
TeteRouge is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 03:05 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (61/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,700
it looks absolutely excellent. i love it.
do you have CO2 on there? how do you get the rotala to grow? my baracks cant really do stems.

My Tanks:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Eheim Pimp #296
Canon Pimp #67
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by @[email protected] View Post
it looks absolutely excellent. i love it.
do you have CO2 on there? how do you get the rotala to grow? my baracks cant really do stems.
Wow, thanks! The rotala are clippings from my other tank, no CO2. It does have almost 4 watts per gallon, time and height from tank is approximate, lol. I work evenings, so I turn it on around 10 am, off around 3 or so. If I'm off work, I just leave one on during the evening. I was getting algae, so I added a zebra nerite and oto to each section, and started slightly OD'ing Excel daily. 6 days, no algae .

Oh, and the Bettas... They are a disparate bunch, next go round, I think I will settle on one type, lol.
DTHM- without the flash, he looks velvety black


Red DSPK- have to try no flash. Dragonscale, plakat, and mustard gas are becoming faves.


EE, the one that started it all, lol. Mr Personality, knew nothing about bettas when I got him.

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
GreenBliss's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: WCH Ohio
Posts: 518
Beautiful Bettas, TeteRouge!

18g (Red Cherry Neo Shrimp | Malawa Shrimp)
7.5g (Yellow Neo Shrimp)
3.2g (Pumpkin Neo Shrimp)
2g (Snails)
11.4g (new home soon for the Pumpkin Neos)
GreenBliss is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-08-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenBliss View Post
Beautiful Bettas, TeteRouge!
Thanks!

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 03:45 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Revere, MA
Posts: 754
Nice!!! Question, are your bettas always flaring at each other?

Patience once drove a man insane

Thanks for your time
Danny Tejeda
dtejeda.arias is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by dtejeda.arias View Post
Nice!!! Question, are your bettas always flaring at each other?
Thanks! No, they don't pay much attention to each other, except when two of them are near the enlarged holes in the divider grid (put there to encourage water flow at the front) Even then, its not for long. The pink EE is the most aggressive, (well, he is pink. "A Boy Named Sue", LOL?) but even with him nothing stressful.

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Revere, MA
Posts: 754
Nice!

Patience once drove a man insane

Thanks for your time
Danny Tejeda
dtejeda.arias is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: DC area
Posts: 3,056
Looks good. I don't have a divided tank but I have a male and female in tanks next to each other and they never pay each other any mind either.
wendyjo is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyjo View Post
Looks good. I don't have a divided tank but I have a male and female in tanks next to each other and they never pay each other any mind either.
Thanks!

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 07:52 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
scapegoat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 2,454
everyone loves a good 3-way, and this one delivers.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
scapegoat is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2013, 10:38 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
Oceangirl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,393
OMG, it looks so much better than when I did divided tank. Your HM looks lovely! I am in love! The tank is so beautiful!
Oceangirl is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
TeteRouge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 116
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oceangirl View Post
.... Your HM looks lovely! I am in love! The tank is so beautiful!
Thanks! The HM came from Petco.. LOL, I did a divided tank eons ago to separate some unexpected fry from general tank and hated it. Of course, it was one of those overpriced blue and clear ones from PetWhatever. This was inspired by seeing some nice ones, getting hooked on Bettas, and not wanting the expense and work of multiple tanks all over. If I ever do another, it will be a 20 long...

29g heavily planted SA: driftwood, rocks, Angels, Corys, Rasboras.
8g Nuvo: Pineapple SuperDumbo, driftwood, java moss and crypts. A jungle.
10g 3x divided Betta planted with Blue Mustard Gas, Red Double Tail HM, Blue/Red Fire Dragon and snails.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Dana

Facebook LasVegas.Freshwater.Aquarists
TeteRouge is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome