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Old 05-08-2013, 03:56 AM   #1 
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Planted Betta Bowl Project

Wanted to try a new project, so I transferred everything from my Fluval Spec III into a 3gal bowl. I plan on keeping it unfiltered, but may add a small filter for some water movement. I'll be adding some snails and shrimps later on. So far so good! He seems pretty happy.

Anyone else have a betta in a planted bowl?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:10 AM   #2 
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I love this! I have those same bowls and never thought of doing something like this but I think you gave me some ideas....

one question though how does your betta not jump out with no cover?

also what type of plants are those two in the front?
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:56 AM   #3 
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Wow this is beautiful! I too keep mine in planted bowls. I REALLY like yours though! Its giving me ideas about changing mine up a bit


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Old 05-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #4 
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Also, what plants do you have in your bowl? really does look amazing!
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:40 AM   #5 
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I just started a planted bowl, need to add a few more plants and get some malaysian driftwood though



They look pretty crap-tascular right now since I just have a bunch of Pennywort floating around and not any official light yet, but when I get more plants I'll organize them better.

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Old 05-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #6 
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Not a big fan of keeping bettas in bowls BUT love the look of these. Especially since they are big enough although I do like mine kept in tanks for the ease of a filter. I also do highly recommend some sort of cover because bettas are jumpers and will jump out of the smallest holes they can find.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:11 PM   #7 
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Added more plants today:





It's a mess right now, but I will reorganize everything once the small adjustable heaters (using clunky ones right now) and driftwood arrive. It's more seeing which plants will survive in the water and weeding out those that don't.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #8 
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Beautiful bowls! Where did you find 3 gallon bowls at? I do agree that you will at least want to put saran wrap over the tops. Jumping from the tank is one of the most preventable forms of betta death (in most cases some are wily and get through holes) If you have Hobby Lobby they will cut plexiglass for 50 cents a cut and could probably make something that is close fit. I got 6 AQ cut for $6.00.!
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:26 PM   #9 
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I believe most of us doing these kind of projects know Bettas well enough to know that they jump. ;) I don't take my pictures with the covers on.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #10 
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Gorgeous! I love the look of densely planted tanks, and these bowls are a great shape to show them off. Too bad I'd kill everything in there with my brown thumb, but it's inspiration for the future maybe.
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