View Full Version : Snuffleupagus' New Digs

10-28-2009, 02:59 AM
This is Snuffleupagus (Snuffles) and his new tank. Well... it's new to him. I had him in a glass cylinder tank with everything that's in this tank except the sand substrate. Also I wrapped his Manzanita branch with Java Moss whereas he just had a ball of Java Moss before. The Foxtail is a new addition as well. His tank is filtered with a Azoo Palm filter using Marineland Blue Bonded filter pad wrapped around a fine mesh bag filled with ceramic bio tubes. His water is warmed to 78F via a Tetra 50W submersible heater (No settings, just plug in and put in the tank.) His world is lit with a 20W GE 6500k 'Daylight' CFL. The cylinder was nice but I had a hard time seeing him if he was to either side. This tank, if viewed from above, is the same shape as the diamond on Superman's chest. Snuffles really seems to like his new home.


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10-28-2009, 03:32 AM
Looks nice, I like how you wrapped the manzanita with the java moss.

10-28-2009, 08:28 AM
In a couple or three weeks the Java Moss will attach itself to the Manzanita and I can remove the thread. Then it'll get bushy and spread out a bit. I can't wait, heh.


10-28-2009, 09:39 AM
Tank and Snuffles look great! thumbs2:

10-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Nice looking tank! Snuffles has a nice home.

10-28-2009, 12:01 PM
Snuffles seems to be very happy with his new home. The water's cleared to near crystal clear (sand takes a while to clear completely.) He has more room and areas where he's better able to rest without current. He's relaxed and in full colour so I'd say it's a success.


10-29-2009, 11:48 AM
I know that some of you might be thinking that Snuffles new home is too small but it's a damned sight larger than the cup he was in. I consider virtually all Betta purchases as "rescues." It may only be a gallon but it's heated, well filtered and well planted, as well as being the best food money can buy, New Life Spectrum and Hikari Betta Bio-Gold. He's active, healthy, and loves the food so much that he chases it down in the light surface currents. Heh, I wish I was as well off as Snuffles. :) But to be honest, if I had the room, he'd have a larger tank.


10-29-2009, 01:47 PM
Nice setup! The plants look great.

I have a similar setup for our betta with narrowleaf java ferns and java moss. The moss makes an excellent biological filter. Even without a 'real' filter on the tank the big clump of java moss keeps everything in check. It's quite impressive really.

10-29-2009, 10:21 PM
The tank looks great, and I bet he's a happy fish. Can't wait to set up one myself.

10-30-2009, 01:39 AM
He looks quite happy, and looks like he has so much space! If I decide to go with a betta instead of the cherry shrimp for the five gallon in progress I can't help but think it'll look so small in the tank. :lol:

10-30-2009, 01:50 AM
Nice job!
I like the tank.Love the betta!thumbs2:

10-30-2009, 02:18 AM
Ive got a betta in a 10gallon and it doesnt look small. But anyways, Nice Tank!

10-30-2009, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the compliments. :)