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Old 01-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #1 
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10g divided male betta biotope

10g divided male betta biotope
So I have 2 male bettas (Andy and Nez) that are in half gallon tanks right now.
I wanted to buy a 10 gallon, split it in half, add live plants, heating, filtration, dim lighting,ect.

But I was wondering, what if I did a biotope for them?

What kind of plants?
What sort of things are in their natural habitats?
Floating plants or in-gravel plants?

I'd be very thankful to anyone who can help me!

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(This is a repost from the habitat/aquarium sub-forum)
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one of our planted tanks is under dim lighting due to his regular light becoming electrically unsafe, and the wisteria and primrose in there seem to be doing just fine. i swear, those two plants can handle just about any kind of situation.

beyond that, if you want a dim-light murky effect in your tank, have you considered a bright light that's simply directed away from viewing, so the plants get high amounts of lighting but it looks dimmer to the viewer?
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So a very slow filter? Or just baffle a 5G one?

Indian almond leaves make the tannis...Dim lighting? Is there a special kind of lightbuld I can buy?

What kind of live plants should I get? How should I plant and arrange them? What kind of substrate? Tank mates?
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