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Old 08-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #7001 
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I have a ten gallon with gravel and two fake plants. I know there should probably be more in there, but for now when I start off, is that ok? I plan on getting a little cave, a rock, and one other plant eventually.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:36 PM   #7002 
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The only thing "wrong" i see is there might be a bit too much gravel. If you remove about half it will give your guy some more swimming room :)
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #7003 
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For now its ok but iwould get a few more plants and a hidey hole for him soon. I'd advise silk plants if you go for fake plants, plastic ones can tear fins.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #7004 
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The gravel barely covers the bottom of the tank; I had to get it juuuust right in order for it to cover the bottom so I don't think there's a problem with that.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:45 PM   #7005 
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The only thing "wrong" i see is there might be a bit too much gravel. If you remove about half it will give your guy some more swimming room :)
I agree. That's the first thing I thought when I saw the tank.
Other than that, I would add a hidey spot for him as others have suggested.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:10 PM   #7006 
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Marine i believe the "to much gravel" comments are directed at me :).
As for the hidey hole i was going to get a cave but i have found he constantly gets in behind the filter (between filter and heater) and seems to hang out there for a while n seems happy, Maybe a cave would be good.

Ill have to change the plant, i bought a fake plastic one before finding out it can hurt their fin's.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #7007 
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I have plastic plants...no real sharp bits, mostly quite smooth and very flexible. The betta plants were these tiny little suction cup things that would've fallen off in an instant.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #7008 
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Go for some plants that have broad leaves and go quite high in the tank he'll love you for it Oh my old crowntail loved resting behind my filter until i realised he hated the current it created.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #7009 
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The plastic ones go all the way up and one spreads out quite a bit. I cannot take care of aquatic plants, unfortunately.
If I were to boil a rock from outside would it be aquarium safe? I mean really, really boil and clean it.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #7010 
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I stuck rocks from outside in a few of my tanks and nothing bad happened. I made rock sculptures and put them in there and nothing happened. But I live in Arizona.. . . it is so %$#@ hot it probably heated and dried any organism that could possibly live in the rocks. . . maybe.
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