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Old 05-06-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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30gal Dream Betta Build

Hi all!

I'm building my dream Betta tank. I have a new-to-me 30 gallon tank. (See below)
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The filter media is already seeded so I will be able to add a Betta as soon as I get the tank ready. As you can see from the pic above, there are already some floating plants inside because I moved a couple of my long-tailed gold danios in to the tank to keep the media alive. The decorations are slimy from the tank's previous life and should have lots of BBs on them.

Headed to the fish store later for Eco-Complete and some basic plants.

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30 gallons for a lone betta? He'll think he's in a mansion.
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Make sure that you're absolutely sure you only want that one betta. Depending on the betta, it will most likely be hard to have other fish with it.


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30 gallons for a lone betta? He'll think he's in a mansion.

Yep! He'll be a very happy Betta!! 😊

I'm looking to create an elegant home for an elegant Betta.


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Make sure that you're absolutely sure you only want that one betta. Depending on the betta, it will most likely be hard to have other fish with it.


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Yes, I only want the one fish. I have two other tanks with a variety of fish and a mix of landscaping. With this tank I want to focus on one beautifully designed scene with one gorgeous fish.

And yes, that's good advice to only plan for the one fish!!


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Had just enough time to swing by the aquarium store this morning. Got some EC, some plants, and Chester - my new Betta. Click image for larger version

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I added a little more water from my tank to his cup, but he'll have to hang out a few hours before I can start setting up his new home.

His eyes are clear, he had no signs of fin rot or other diseases, and he's quite alert. I do believe I got a healthy one that was recently shipped! 👍


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ah he'll look beautiful against the green plants


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Chester's in his new home.

I put a ton of filter floss in the top of the filter and hanging into the water. This seems to completely eliminate any current but still filters the water.
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I put some of the extra floating plants in to cut down on the light. Thought it would make him more comfortable. Temp. Is 78°.

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Chester's in his new home.

I put a ton of filter floss in the top of the filter and hanging into the water. This seems to completely eliminate any current but still filters the water.
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I put some of the extra floating plants in to cut down on the light. Thought it would make him more comfortable. Temp. Is 78°.

I forgot to get a background.





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Very nice! I keep mine in a ten gallon and he loves the extra room.

Just throwing this out there... Water lettuce is good for big Betta tanks. Once it adapts to an aquarium (aka, almost dying and then when you think all is lost, it reproduces like crazy, but with smaller leaves and looks completely different,) it works perfectly for bettas.





He loves the shade, the corridors that the roots make, breaks up the surface agitation from my filter, and still has gaps in between to breath. I keep only half of the tank filled also and he too has hi floating log where he sleeps and rests that also has an opening in the top to go up for air.

It looks much better than floating plants(normal plants left to float,) but that's just my personal preference .
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