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Old 04-06-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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10 gallon betta tank!

Ok, so I made a thread already, but IDK what happened to it, so here is this.
It is a 10 gallon, home of my male betta, bull. Bull was in a 5 gallon tank, but I decided to move him here and looks much happier.
My substrate consists of 1 inch worth of black sand
My current plants include
Anubias nana
Anubias nana petite
Java fern
Anacharis
Cabomba
Water wisteria
Cryptocoryne wendtii
I have a lot more plants to add, including dwarf hair grass, and more of the plants I already have
The only fish in the tank are bull and two mystery snails
My complete stock will be this
Bull
4 mystery snails
3 african dwarf frogs
5 neon or glow light tetras
What do you guys think?
Oh, and my lighting consists of two 60 watt 6500k bulbs with a dome each
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:39 AM   #2
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It sounds great but a bit overstocked.

Maybe if you take out the tetras as they need about 8 of them anyway. (Schooling fish)

Your plants look great now so only add like two more if you do. I love that you've used live plants and lots of types.

One thing you might want to consider is taking out those snails (parasite frenzy) and add like 3 ottos or 3 dwarf Cory's
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:46 AM   #3
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It sounds great but a bit overstocked.

Maybe if you take out the tetras as they need about 8 of them anyway. (Schooling fish)

Your plants look great now so only add like two more if you do. I love that you've used live plants and lots of types.

One thing you might want to consider is taking out those snails (parasite frenzy) and add like 3 ottos or 3 dwarf Cory's
Thank you!
According to aqadvisor, I am exactly 100% stocked
I don't really plan on adding many more plants, you know, I don't want to over do it, I'll probably add some tall growing background plants, some staurogine repens, some dwarf hair grass, a little more Anubias nana petite, and an Anubias nana tied to a pure of driftwood, so mostly foreground plants
What do you mean that the snails are "parasite frenzy"?
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Mystery the answer is In the question
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Ottos and dwarf Cory's are prettier anyway and more efficient
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:15 AM   #6
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They are, but I can't order dwarf cories online and no pet store near me sells them so :/
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:23 AM   #7
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Dwarf Cories are too large. They all get 2-3". Pygmy species are 1" or less. And a Betta might harass them. I would not suggest it. I had a Betta in a 12g kill juvie Panda Cories.

Otos should be fine.

I do think 4 snails is too many. Those are big snails and poop a lot. I'd do one or two.

And your Betta may or may not like Tetras. Some are peaceful, some are super territorial.

I kept White Clouds with mine. Any colorful fish he would kill.


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Old 04-07-2014, 04:28 AM   #8
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You may need deeper substrate. Planted tanks usually have like 3". I have 2" in my sand tanks. Crypts have a lot of roots and you need to be able to bury the root tabs so they don't come up.


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Old 04-07-2014, 01:05 PM   #9
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I think I will add more substrate
I was going to add WCMM's, but my water is at 80 degrees
I think that I'll add glow lights instead of neons
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:24 PM   #10
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Update
So, my tank is doing very well!
I added two, 6500k lights, but I hated the color, I just didn't like the color of it, so I took them off and added one, 13 watt, 5000k light, and I like it a lot better
So I just need to get another one
I added two more plants, an Anubias and amazon sword
I have to say, the crypts got very red!
I did a bit of aquascaping change, trying to do something, doesn't look that good now, but when the dwarf hair grass carpets the tank it'll look nice
I just need the liquid ferts to start adding the hair grass
So to sum it up this is what I need
The dwarf hair grass
Ferts
5 glow light tetras
2 more dwarf frogs
10 ghost shrimp
Oh! And I forgot, I added 2 african dwarf frogs, they are doing great!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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I have one question
I feed like a pinch of bloodworms daily
I put them in a baster and wait for them to sink in the baster
Then I quickly press it so the bloodworm come out, the betta catches a very little amount of it, and the rest goes towards the frogs, they catch whatever they can while it sinks, and then eat what they can find
Are the frogs eating enough?
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So, can someone tell me if they are eating enough?
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:15 AM   #13
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I wouldnt recommend feeding them bloodworms that often. Its like the saying. Too much of anything can make you sick.

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Well what else can I feed them?
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There is actually pellets you can get for the frogs . Your lfs might have some

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I read that pellets can cause impaction, and that's why I don't feed them that
What about brine shrimp?
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So, today I got my final plants(besides the dwarf hairgrass) which include one more bunch of crypts, a small Anubias nana, and 2 water wisterias
Also, added some new members, 5 neon tetras, I'm surprised how calm the betta is about them!
Also added two more african dwarf frogs
The only things I need to completely finish is another bulb, the dwarf hair grass, and 5-10 ghost shrimp
Also, one question, I bought a bottle of API leaf zone, is that a good fert supplement?
Also, it said to dose 5ml every week, is that correct?
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Very nice! Love the frog pic

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Thanks!
Just waiting for the plants to start filling up!
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Ok, so AGAIN( for the 3rd time) I changed things around a bit
I have to say, it looks better!
The plants look a little messed up because, well I moved them
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