Hello, I'm a new member, and I've been reading quite a bit here. I've included some pictures of my 10 Gallon tank setup. This is my second setup.
My first one didn't go quite so well. I had 2 Bettas, a Turtle, and a Pleko. At some point, the Pleko ended up with a bum fin, like someone had attacked it. It may have been the turtle (about 2" long). A few days later, it died, and about a week after that, the turtle died too.
Now, I've got just the two Bettas, and another Red Eared Slider. After reading through this site, we're moving the turtle into its own larger tank soon.
Here's the full setup:
I'm using river rocks from the dollar store, rather than coloured gravel. I don't like that stuff. This looks much more natural. I also grabbed some limestone rocks from outside and washed, scrubbed, and boiled them to disinfect them without chemicals.
I'm using a whisper filter and adjusted the flow to its lowest. I've also removed the bubbler after reading that bettas are surface air breathers. Wow, how cool is that.
And here are the girls: I call them "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish"
Funny thing is - when we got the red one, she was yellow.
Here's all three of them:
And this is Fred:
For Fred, the turtle, I've got a 40W clip light as a basking light. The main light is a CFL 100W equivalent natural daylight. I'm hoping it gives off enough UV light. When the new tank comes in, I'll have a proper set of lights for it.
Anyway, I'm glad to have found the site. I've learned quite a bit and it looks like I've got a lot more to learn.