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Old 11-13-2009, 10:29 AM   #1 
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How can I make my betta tank look more elegant?

I'm new to this betta thing. Originally, I had both of my bettas in individual apothocary jars with one small fake plant. They seemed content, but upon further reading, I decided that they needed a tank.

So, now they are in a Tetra 6 gallon tank (divided). Its s sleeker styled tank, with a silver lid.

My only problem now, is that I want my tank to look a bit more sophisticated and elegant. I recently got married and have this cute living room, but my little tank seems to be taking over the room.

The tank itself is sitting on a vintage sewing table...which is perfect in style and strong enough to hold the tank.

Inside the tank, I have some rocks that I made into some caves for the bettas, natural looking gravel, some real plants, and a few sea shells that I got while on my honeymoon. The thing is, it looks kinda messy.

How can I make my tank look a bit more, um, grown up? I'm sure there's a simple way to do it, but I'm just not familiar with this enough to know. I'm also trying to find something that is low maintenance, as I don't want to have to be dumping fertilizer in my tank every other day or something!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:46 AM   #2 
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can you show us a picture of it?
we may be able to better help that way
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:49 AM   #3 
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Yes, pictures would REALLY help!! I've found that bright colors and fake corals look messy and fake. I almost always go with the natural look.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:25 AM   #4 
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all of my tanks i go with the natural look too, i recently did 2 tanks with black sand, they look gorgeous! i will probably change a few more of my tanks into the black sand as well, it shows the bettas colors off so well
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:40 AM   #5 
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Yes we need a picture.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:22 PM   #6 
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Okay, I'm at work right now, but I will take a picture of it when I get home!
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:48 PM   #7 
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Browse galleries in the planted section and snoop around some planted tank forums... tons of good aquascaping inspiration there!
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:46 PM   #8 
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I think that a natural tank looks really nice. ChristinaRoss' tanks with the black sand looked really nice though.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #9 
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Okay, photos attached (I hope!) I have to warn you, my camera wasn't charged so these photos were taken with my macbook (not the best!)
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:19 PM   #10 
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Very nice tank!!
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