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Old 09-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #1 
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Question (Newbie) Please help good aquarium setup or not ? o.O

Tank :3 gallon cycled and planted aquarium (cycled already progressing 3
weeks and added my CT betta "Bobo" in this time )
Filter : AZOO Mignon Filter 60 Generation II® with adjustable flow rate
(max 60 L/h)
Filter media : AZOO Active Filter® 4 in 1
Water conditioner : Seachem Prime® water conditioner + Ocean
Nutrition Atison's Betta Spa®
Lighting :Single 13W 7200K PL Light
Temperature :heated at constant 27°C (80°F) by BOBO 25W heater with
adjustable temperature
Food : Ocean Nutrition Atison's Betta Pro®
Decor :Anubias barteri var. nana (Dwarf Anubias) x 1 pot
Hygrophila difformis (Water Wisteria) x 2 pot
Penn Plax SpongeBob SquarePants® Bikini Bottom®
Squidward's Easter Island Home Ornament x 1 pcs

My question is :
Is this already a good setup? or do I need to add sth else?
Any comments are appreciated
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #2 
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looks good to me but im not really an expert. make sure the filter is on the lowest setting so it doesnt disturb bobo's swimming.
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for ur input , i already set the lowest flow of the filter too
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:43 AM   #4 
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Seems like a very nice home for a Betta to me :)

You might want to get some freeze dried blood worms and brine shrimp to give him a nutritious variety in foods. This will help prevent him from getting bored. They are both quite cheap, and easy to find.

Switching up the deco from time to time with water changes, even if it's just rearranging things is another great way to keep them entertained.
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Seems like a very nice home for a Betta to me :)

You might want to get some freeze dried blood worms and brine shrimp to give him a nutritious variety in foods. This will help prevent him from getting bored. They are both quite cheap, and easy to find.

Switching up the deco from time to time with water changes, even if it's just rearranging things is another great way to keep them entertained.
for ur input but sadly my LFS doesn't sell any live food but I can find any live mosquito larvae here... I heard it's nice treat for him too..
i'm thinking to full planted my tank too in future
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It all seems fine, but I see a problem

It is almost impossible to properly cycle a 3 gallon tank. You should pick up some test strips to check your water and consider removing the filter and just doing weekly water changes.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #7 
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It all seems fine, but I see a problem

It is almost impossible to properly cycle a 3 gallon tank. You should pick up some test strips to check your water and consider removing the filter and just doing weekly water changes.
for ur input , just checked my current Ammonia 0ppm Nitrite 0ppm Nitrates 6ppm.. looks like it ok at the moment..
For now, i'm performing 25% water change twice a week.. dont sure it was enough or not
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #8 
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for ur input but sadly my LFS doesn't sell any live food but I can find any live mosquito larvae here... I heard it's nice treat for him too..
i'm thinking to full planted my tank too in future
Neither is live. They come in packaging similiar to tropical flakes etc. like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-16194-Bl...ied+bloodworms
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Neither is live. They come in packaging similiar to tropical flakes etc. like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-16194-Bl...ied+bloodworms
Gonna find the food in my LFS, thx anyway
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Don't get freezedried there is next to nothing nutritious about them. Frozen or live food is always best. So frozen bloodworms or brineshrimp or mosquito larva are always good.

Setup seems fine. Great filter too! How far away from the substrate is the light?

It's not impossible to cycle a small tank, it depends how much media you have, water volume etc. The tank is cycled, you can't deny those test results. I still don't get why people say you can't cycle this...
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