So I have decided to go ahead & turn my spare 55 into a big tank for my males. One day there might be 6, but for now, it is only 5. I am not moving Kenji out of his 90gal unless the Angelfish get to him. And if they don't, I can buy a new male for the 55! Valor is moving out of the section in the 20gal long sorority tank, this will give the girls more room & me more room to add 2-4 new ladies!
Kyle Jr, Valor, Amai, Lemon & Flame will each have about 10 gallons!
I have made a pre-filter/screen for the intake of my 110 Aquaclear, since I know the suction will be far too strong for them. This gives about an inch & a half of space on all sides from the intake. I will put in the 20-30gal turtle filter on the left side, the AC is on the middle right. Hopefully for the summer the 150watt heater will be fine, I will toss in my other small heater in the Fall.
I took a few setup pics, had to make my own filter media, kinda ghetto, but the fish don't care unless it doesn't work!
Anyone else have a bigger-than-normal tank for their Betta?
What do you guys think? I will be taking pics of the filter media later on. Betta may go in tomorrow or I will wait longer. I'm not sure if I should cycle it with that filter or just add the other filter too & keep up w/c until things even out. The second 10gal does not have a filter, that's why it's always getting cloudy, but the fish do well.
This is the 20 gallon long. Right side is Valor's section.
Here are (L to R) Amai, Kyle Jr, Flame & Lemon's current tanks.
On the ground with an inch of water. Yes, that is the garden hose coming through the front window.
This is the intake covering. I used two Betta cup lids, 2in of craft mesh & rubber bands to hold it together. In time, I will have to swap out the bands, but it should hold great for at least 3-5 months.
Here are a few shots of the tank filling up & last pic is full with flash to show intake & background. It will be planted with sand, but I think I will keep the background, it's kinda nice. I am hoping to get 2 bags of sand and make it a good, deep sand bed. I am aiming for 4in, but I'm sure it will end up only 3.