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Old 01-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #1 
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Arrow Amount of accessories in 10gal?

I'm preparing for my betta's new 10gal and i was wondering how much to put in it? i am going to have a filter in one corner and a heater in the other. is it fine to put a mini silk plant,a neon cave i have currently, a tinie tiny octopus with a no fishing sign, his leaaf hammock at the top of his tank, and another smaller "bee hive" cave?

all the accessories are pretty small i'm just curious.. thanks all repliers!

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #2 
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Yes, it should be fine. I have way more in my 10G tank and Brad Pitt loves it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #3 
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They love decorations and places to sleep and hide. It's easy to under decorate but pretty hard to over do it...
Personally I'd add a couple tall silk plants that will reach the surface. Remember that bettas like to spend their time at the top of the tank so I wouldn't put all the decor at the bottom.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #4 
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I would recommend a tall live plant, with wide leaves that reach almost to the top. I have an amazon sword plant in my aquarium and my fish will sleep on the top leaves, so he doesn't have to swim far to get air.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #5 
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I agree that live plants are better and they benefit your fish more, but they do need proper lighting and nutrients.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #6 
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Exactly. My plant just has plain gravel covering the roots and I havent had a problem. Also, keep in mind that LED lighting does not provide benefits to plants that a sun/fluorescent light would provide. This is why I keep my aquarium by a window, since its only LED lit.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #7 
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yah lol i've never had live plants in my tank before... and my new tank is going to be away from a window since it's winter i don't want his heater working too hard from a draft from my room window. plus the new tank contains LED lights so i think i will just stick with a taller silk plant. is it okay that the leaves may stick out of the water? what if they touch the lights?!?! i don't want a tank fire lol!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 PM   #8 
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LED lights do not produce much heat, so you should be fine. The only time you need to worry about plants sticking out of the water is if they are live. Aim for a wider leaf silk plant so the fish has a sleeping spot.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #9 
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okay tank you tank you (joke HAHAHAHAH) okay that was lame bahahha. anyways plus i have a heater and filter so i guess things are good.

i will post his beautiful new home once it is cycled and ready!!

thanks everyone!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:37 PM   #10 
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hahahahahaha no problem!
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