@pewpewpew- I did pick up some root tabs. They're planted in plant substrate too. The stores around here don't have a good selction of plants. Lot's of swords, lol. I wanted to make sure everything I got was aquatic. It seems all the petsmarts and petco are now getting those "tube" plants. Thanks for the tip on the lighting. Luckly my room gets good diffused light so I won't have to use the LED much.
I haven't updated on my tank in a while, so here it is! The tank is 10 gallons, divided, heated and filtered, as well as cycled. There are two bettas, Josh on your right, Max on your left. Always the spazzes they are! lol
Just got my 10-gallon all set up. Walter's on the right, Crayola will be on the far left when he arrives, and the center will be empty for now. Crayola has had a history of tail biting, so I'm not going to put another boy in the center in case it stresses him. Might add an ADF at some point, but no other fish. I'll also be replacing all the artificial plants in this tank with live ones next week when I pull them from QT.
...and Norman's 5-gallon, which he has all to himself because he's far too high-strung to have a roommate.
From the following picture, you can see what he did to his fins in the short day and a half he was in a divided tank with Walter. As the picture shows, they're starting to get clear tips, so they're growing back, but I'm trying to keep him isolated to prevent any more problems. Little spaz. ;)