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Thread: 5.5g Betta Tank
08-13-2012, 07:21 PM #1
5.5g Betta Tank
Hehe....multiple tank syndrome has firmly taken over. Saw a gorgeous betta at work a couple days ago, and since I'd already been contemplating getting a 5.5 gallon (I've been collecting the decorations in there as they went on sale at work *lol*), I went ahead and grabbed him up and the tank. Doing frequent water changes until I get a filter for it (yes, I know, cart before horse), and need to spray paint the back of it black, but it's set up.
It has the pagoda house plants in already, and then I plan to put in a forest of lucky bamboo as I can afford it. It doesn't have a top--it'll be a riparium for all intents and purposes.
He's a delta tail, white with shots of purple. We'll have to see if he develops as much character as my other betta.
08-13-2012, 07:24 PM #2
He's gorgeous!20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
08-13-2012, 08:05 PM #3
Nice buddist betta. I tried the lucky bamboo in a betta tank once. Too many water changes IME the submesered portion of the plant started to rot and my betta started getting sick. Good luck with yours. The tanks looks cool as is.Roll the Dice!
08-13-2012, 08:12 PM #4
Might want to change that plan a bit...
Lucky bamboo is not an aquatic plant and your results were typical.
[I know I know.. It is sold everywhere as one but google it and see. Neither is Mondo grass btw]
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08-13-2012, 08:55 PM #5
what kind of substrate is that?I will be nice to people trying to help me from now on.
08-13-2012, 09:22 PM #6
Thanks guys. ^_^ I like him. I think with the black background, he'll really, really pop out.
I know lucky bamboo's not aquatic, but I've read varying accounts of having it semi-aquatic. Some people, it's worked great. Some folks, not so much. It's worth a shot. I start losing them, I'll put whatever's not dead yet in a pot. No big. ^_^
I'm looking at the Fluval Nano for filtering this thing. Anyone have any experience with it?
The substrate is the Petco brand black sand. For 5 bucks a bag, it fit perfectly in the 5.5 gallon.
Last edited by KaylNeko; 08-13-2012 at 09:25 PM.
08-13-2012, 09:27 PM #7
Great looking fish! His house is pretty cool too!
08-14-2012, 04:21 PM #8
08-14-2012, 05:58 PM #9
You mentioned spray paint. I used automotive glass film, it reflects 80% of the light back into the tank. Just a though and your tank looks swell...Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid.
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