This is a journal of my Planted 10g betta tank. Currently my tank is running an 8 Cree XP-g dimmable light fixture that I put together myself. I am also dosing a Macro / micro nutrient fertilizer as well as excel until I get my diy co2
For fish in this tank I currently have my Betta as well as 4 panda corys. I also plan on adding RCS as soon as they are breeding.
Betta in my first aquascaping attempt. I had Black Diamond blasting sand and noticed that my betta was a bit overzealous while eating and would suck up some of the sand while eating. When I noticed that, I decided to switch to a different sand. The plastic plants were only a temp thing while waiting for my LEDs to arrive.
I believe that the plastic plants that I used at the beginning caused his fins to tear and a case of fin rot to develop. He is now fully treated and recovering and his fins look sad and ragged
I removed the plastic plants as soon as I noticed the issue and replaced it with a ball of Christmas moss for him to lay around in to his hearts content.. Which he did.. Often
This is the tank with the new sand and basic desired layout along with the christmas moss.
Basic Hard Scaping
Light fixture finally made! Good bye crappy t8 and hello LEDs. The pictures don't do the light any justice. It is much brighter and there is an amazing shimmering caused by the filter. Loving the light already.
Plants in the tank so far:
Dwarf Four Leaf Clover
Narrow Leaf Chain Sword
Dwarf Baby Tears
Christmas moss - until I can find a use for it