This thread serves no useful purpose other than to express my extreme joy at FINALLY being able to set up a betta of mine in a 5 gallon all to himself!!!
I've wanted to do this for SO long now, but until now I was never able to. Jasper, my brand new baby boy, is swimming about in fishy awe at the moment. The biggest home he had known in his lifetime was his temporary one gallon I set him up in until I got this tank in working order. I'm enjoying his various stages of exploration: first came complete shock, followed by swimming around in a trancelike state taking it all in, and finally darting around wiggling all over as ecstasy took over. Now he's investigating every nook and cranny, feeling very much at home!
Anyway, that's about all folks. Just felt the need to tell someone who gets as excited as I do about this kinda stuff. Thanks for reading! (: