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I have a small desk tank with a dragonscale betta name Leonidas (or as everyone else calls him Leo for short)
Ecco complete is the substrate with a simple sponge filter.
Plants include:
Ludwigia r.
Anubias nana
Crypt parva
Java fern
Dwarf Sag.



The beginning



Leonidas


Tank as it is now needing a trim and clean


Will get a better picture this afternoon hopefully to get less glare from all the extra lighting and windows.
 

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He Flared up at the shrimp a couple times when they first were introduced, but then doesnt pay any attention to them. He hangs out usually int the jungle of stem plants and the shrimp hide out on the other side of the driftwood under the anubias. He doesnt even notice the snails, except when I have to toss the Nerite back into the tank every now and then.
 

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He Flared up at the shrimp a couple times when they first were introduced, but then doesnt pay any attention to them. He hangs out usually int the jungle of stem plants and the shrimp hide out on the other side of the driftwood under the anubias. He doesnt even notice the snails, except when I have to toss the Nerite back into the tank every now and then.
Oh nice!

So no lid on that tank?

I think My girl betta Prana ate the pond snail I put in her tank bc I don't see it anywhere.
 

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Have a partial glass lid that i put on at night when I head home for the day. I leave it off cuz the noise helps me relax at work from the filter.





 

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Had an extra riparium hanger that I thought would fit in this tank haha. Its a tight squeeze but so far I seem to like it at the moment. Leo still has room and he usually hangs out in the forest of stems.
 

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Updated growth. Need to probably trim but have been kinda lazy lately. Added a IAL and the water has definitely got a bunch of tannins in it now.


Sorry for the glare, used my phone at work to get a quick update.
 

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Thanks its actually three separate pieces tied and glued together. The moss has grown in enough to hide most of the thread and cracks. Didnt know that the riccia was in there until like 4 weeks after putting the moss on and it started to shoot outta there.
 

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We are preparing to move into a new building this month and had to move outta my office so Leo's tank had to be taken down. Gonna be a while before I actually get to move into my office, so set up the new 2.0 version at home. Its re cycling with a new HOB filter so he hasn't gotten to move in yet. Here are some shots.

 

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I like it a lot! However, it does not look very cohesive. Adding any kind of moss in between the spaces of the hard scape will give it a lot of depth and cohesion. Are you going to be doing another betta?
 

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Still got the same one. Hes in the breader box on my 20 right now. Kinda wanna get away from mosses cuz the moss took over his last tank since I didnt trim it that much.
Was thinking about maybe adding some nana petite or something on the hard scape.
 

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I think Nana Petite will be way too big and clumsy. Maybe some Anubias Micro? Mini Bolbitis would be cool too!
 
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