I have a baby betta named after Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs and NBC's Hannibal. He's currently too small to be put in the 10 gallon divided tank, but 007 is testing out his future home for him.
A proper tank for a fish named after a cannibalistic serial killer, I think.
someplace in there are 7 females, 4 apple snails, some trapdoor snails and 2 clown plecos. I do about a 50% or more water change every week and a through vaccume as I know there is a buttload of pooping going on in there
Okay I think I might do marbles instead of gravel. Wow!!
I had gravel in my first tank and found it really hard to keep clean.
The marbles are so far proving much easier.
The only hard part is plants that need substrate, I used a glass soap dish and I made a planter out of knotting mesh and filled it with peat covered with gold gravel (to match the theme for the girls), the plants are doing great it it. The rest are mostly ferns that are mounted on a small piece of wood.
In the island oasis, all plants are either floating or mounted to wood. I have no planters there which limits to the kind of plants I can put in.