I have to say that I read on one of your other threads a post saying Matt was being ignorant and I have met Matt in real life he is a member of the Alberta betta club and I think of him as a friend. As far as I know Matt he is a person willing to learn very friendly and someone who loves their fish. When you said he was ignorant I have to say I was willing to argue with that. Matt is a friend and I will stick up for him, why because he is the only guy I know who is his age and a crazy fish lover lol
Saody you plan was wrong it has improved but still could be better. No adult fish should be will the fry as they produce a hormone that stunts growth. Your "all natural" idea is not amazing as these are domestic fish not wilds, they have different needs although the same spiciest. I also think you should buy another ten gal because I personally think if you can not provide the best for your fish then breed and still provide the best for your fish you should not bred. I would get another ten gal and divide it for your pairs house so you don't bred your fish then need to stick them in jars after their work.
You conditioning was wrong you were letting the female into the males side of the tank for hours then taking her away. In his home tank he would not be ready to breed as the conditions are not right. He could have killed her.
You should have the spawn tank in a 10 gal (this is what most people use) filled with 4 inches of water and some live plants for infursia and shelter for the fry and the pair.
A big rubber bin works great as a grow out and saves money.
I would have IAL in all the tanks.
I apologize for lashing ou at you but what you were doing before was very wrong. Make sure you have homes for the fry as much as you think people will fall in love with them like you did you must remember it will be hard find people like you and it Might be likely that the fry end up in a pet store that will sell the fish to people who don't know what they are doing and might kill them in the end.
Once again I apologize for lashing out at you, I am a very easy person to get along with and am willing to answer any questions.