Here is the Half Moon Betta I bought at my lfs
who's on hold until my sponge filter is properly seeded:
Beautiful, isn't he? He's approximately 6 months old
Boiling the tannins out of the Manzanita driftwood:
Unfortunately, I didn't have a large pot to boil it in so I just turned it upside down/right side up and added water until it was boiled clear. Took long enough...
Here's my tank as it is setup now:
Seen in the tank is:
-Manzanita driftwood with Anubias nana petite strapped to it with lead plant strips
-Amazon swords in the back left
-A couple of matching color rocks that I thought looked baller
-Eheim Jäger 50 watt heater (currently calibrating it)
-Aqueon Versa-Top glass tank cover
-Beamswork PowerLED300 6500k light bar with blue night setting
-Not pictured is my sponge filter which is currently being seeded
I may be moving one of the Amazon sword plants to the front right..
Open to suggestions