Since I got this Tank second hand, I'm not positive how many gallons it is. I THINK 2 gals? I don't want to add more sand 1) because it took freaking FOREVER just to wash that much, and more importantly 2) I read that any more than 2 inches of sand will result in "dead spots" where there just is no aeration. From what I've researched, even with this much sand, I will need to take a chopstick and regularly poke holes in it to allow airflow.
Besides, although I think it would look better with more sand, I'd rather more water for Mr. Gorgeous Manny (it works!) to swim in.
@wallywest: Awww. Thanks for those wonderful comments. Although I don't think any of it was due to conscious planning! LOL. It just all happened to turn out well.
ANNNNNND... Gratuitous posting of more pictures. Just because he's awesome! ^_^
Starting on a bubble nest:
Unlike Drakon, Gorgeous Manny actually uses his hideout! o.O
And finally, I pic of Drakon's tank. Just so you can see the difference with MORE PLANTS! (OH how I love them!)
Drakon has a sort of Asian forest/garden thing going. I'm going for a ship-wrecked/beach theme with Gorgeous Manny. Any low-moderate light plants that would do well in a small tank you can suggest?
That would look part of the theme? I was thinking banana plants... but they're high light. *sigh*
I think at this point, I've pretty much given in to my betta obsession. I've been dreaming about doing things with my empty 20 gallon.