Heya, that plant is Limnobium Laevigatum aka "Frogbit". The filter when I bought it was already cycled for over a year, and I transferred the substrate from my Betta's already established tank as well. With the plants and that precaution, I doubt it will experience any sort of cycle.Looks great. What plant is that floating on top?
So did you cycle the tank at all before adding the betta? I'm using the ada aquasoil in my betta build so I figured I'd let it cycle due to all the ammonia that is supposedly released from the AS before adding him. But I also don't have all that fancy equipment either.
Thanks for the head's up. It was an extra I had laying in the garage, and I'm not that happy with how it looks in there anyway. Any other suggestions? Maybe a Jager one?I am going to have to get myself one of these as I love the size. I really love what you did with the hardscape and plant choice.
I do have a word of warning though. It looks like you have a Tetra brand heater. I have had 2 fail on me, one taking the water up to almost 95 degrees.
I like my Jager one but it's on the big size for wattage. I also like my Aqua Clear which is smaller, not much shorter. I am no expert on heaters, especially some of the newer titanium ones that look interesting, or external temperature controllers which I plan to buy soon. I would look at the hydor inline heaters as they get good reviews but the wattage is high for a 7.5 gallon so you should probably consider an external controller on a small tank, though many use these on sub 10 gallon tanks with no issue.Thanks for the head's up. It was an extra I had laying in the garage, and I'm not that happy with how it looks in there anyway. Any other suggestions? Maybe a Jager one?