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Old 09-29-2014, 11:58 PM   #1
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New tank as a gift!

My best friend decided she is ready for a fish tank for her room and asked us to set it up for her. I'm excited for the challenge!

Here is what she wants:
no bigger than 10g
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Here is what I'm thinking:
10g
A giant Anubis
1 betta
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What kind of substrate? Any better ideas?

She has been such a good friend to us the past year. Really been there for us and I want to set her up nicely. Water changes and such won't be a problem. She is very responsible and with just one betta I think only %15 once a week will be called for.


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Maybe some hornwort and java fern also with a Nerite or 2.


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You will also need a heater with a betta. You could even a get an african dwarf frog, snails, or shrimp. But if she gets frogs remember to get them at the same time if not before the Betta arrives.


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Old 09-30-2014, 12:25 AM   #4
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Maybe some hornwort and java fern also with a Nerite or 2.


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You will also need a heater with a betta. You could even a get an african dwarf frog, snails, or shrimp. But if she gets frogs remember to get them at the same time if not before the Betta arrives.


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Frogs like Anubis too right? I'll have to read up about them!

Sand or gravel best?



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It really depends on personal tast for substrate


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Oooooh yes I forgot to add a heater: my betta has a heater and I would never set her up with out one. Thank you for reminding me.


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Also if Anubias prefers to be attached to things rather than be buried in the substrate


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In that case I can do gravel and tie the plant to a small piece of drift wood.


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New tank as a gift!

I'd say 25%-30% water change once a week. I feel like 15% may be too little.

What a great idea for her though!! Make sure there's something covering the filter intake so his fins don't get munched!
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