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Old 05-18-2015, 12:58 AM   #1
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Half Moon Betta Build Log 10gal

5/17/2015

Here is the Half Moon Betta I bought at my lfs who's on hold until my sponge filter is properly seeded:
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Beautiful, isn't he? He's approximately 6 months old

Boiling the tannins out of the Manzanita driftwood:
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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:
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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 Jšger 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

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New fish.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:20 AM   #2
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Looking good, depending on where you put your sponge filter, you could use your amazon sword to hide it once it fills in

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:21 AM   #3
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I'm thinking I'm going to transplant one to the front right, like you said, once it gets a little bigger to hide the filter/heater


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Added chains word underneath Manzanita branch as well as Nymphoides sp. Taiwan on the right to kind of mask the heater and sponge filter (not pictured)


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Old 05-20-2015, 12:50 PM   #5
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That's a beautiful Betta!


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Old 05-20-2015, 01:27 PM   #6
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That's a beautiful Betta!


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I agree. Love at first sight!


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Old 05-22-2015, 06:57 PM   #7
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Seeded sponge filter is in!
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I will have to shuffle some plants around

Koga gets picked up today after work!


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Get some flourish tabs under the swords, sweet betta!

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Get some flourish tabs under the swords, sweet betta!


Thanks Brookster! I have put plant tabs underneath the swords.Click image for larger version

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Koga is adjusting really well. His curiosity of his new environment shows!


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Beautiful fish! I would add some stem plant to be left floating that is soft and long like Elodea (others which might be good growers for your area, Hornwort, etc.) then the Betta can rest in it near the top, they love that. They also like the floating Betta logs (but the paint eventually comes off and you can just get a new one). Banana plants or lilies too, they will rest in the crook of the leaves.
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