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Old 07-28-2010, 08:15 PM   #1 
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Arrow tank setups?

anyone would like to share their setup here?
i don't have a betta yetttttttt.
i would like to get some ideas.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #2 
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If you go into the board titled "Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories" there is a sticky titled "Please post pics of your betta's home here"
Also, there are other topics in that board with lots of pics of tanks
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:52 PM   #3 
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Here are all three of my setups. :P If this is your first fish I'd suggest starting out with a small tank and work your way up if you think you can handle bigger tanks. Pictures are at the bottom.

The first I just setup yesterday for my new fish. It's a 1.5gal with gravel, a plastic plant, light hood, and a thermometer. It also has a bubble rock thing but I don't think I'll use that. I might clip some of the fake leaves on the plant because it's totally crowding the tank up. xD

The second one is a 3 or 5 gallon (i forgot) with a giant plastic decoration, a plastic plant, gravel, heater, thermometer, and a bubble rock. I have a plant hanging in it which is why there's roots at the top.

And the third is my 10gal tank with a light hood, filter, gravel, bunches of live plants and decorations, thermometer, bubble rock, and heater. I have 8 fish (including a beta) in it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:54 PM   #4 
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Heres mine anyways lol
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:07 AM   #5 
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Thabi: I LOVE your yellow betta and his tank colors!!! <3 I also LOVE how you name yours!

BUT BEWARE!!! The plant in your 1.5 gallon will likely tear your betta's fins. I had the same one and it tore Genie's caudal fin in two. <=[ While he was healing from finrot. It came back... He's now healing even more slowly than before. I'm STILL headdesking over that! >.<

Sicklidae: I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tank!!! It looks like a pretty little slice of nature! How many gallons and what kind of plants do you have? I REALLY love that purple one!!! <3
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5 gallon with all silk plants. I rearranged it a little different and added another small plant, but you get the idea. Heater is hidden behind driftwood piece.

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Sicklidae: I LOVE LOVE LOVE your tank!!! It looks like a pretty little slice of nature! How many gallons and what kind of plants do you have? I REALLY love that purple one!!! <3
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It's a 2.5 gallon. I have wisteria, java fern, and java moss.
Sadly, the purple one isn't aquatic I usually research plants I don't know before I buy them. It was so pretty, I just bought it anyways. The pet store referred to it as purple waffle.
I'm planning on putting some Alternanthera Reineckii in its place. It's not purple like the purple waffle, it's red, but it will give me a color other than green, and thats what I want while still staying low-tech.
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It's a 2.5 gallon. I have wisteria, java fern, and java moss.
Sadly, the purple one isn't aquatic I usually research plants I don't know before I buy them. It was so pretty, I just bought it anyways. The pet store referred to it as purple waffle.
I'm planning on putting some Alternanthera Reineckii in its place. It's not purple like the purple waffle, it's red, but it will give me a color other than green, and thats what I want while still staying low-tech.
Aw. =[ That's a shame.

Sweet that you're getting a replacement though! =]

So are you cycling it?

SaylorKennedy: WOW! Your silk plants are gorgeous!!! Where'd you get the ones that look like broad leafed amazon swords/possibly anubias? =] I'd really love some like that!

I got some silk flowers at the dollar store that I plan on using when I reset-up my 5 gallon to cycle! =]

I'm hoping it won't look tacky but who knows. =/

On a side note: Try buying a bunch of silk flowers in different colors at dollar tree, slide the flower and leaf parts off, put them in a vase, fill with REALLY hot water and let soak for a while. Do this a few times till your water is crystal clear. TADA!!!! You now have an absolutely FABULOUS livingroom decoration! =]

I know that sounds stupid and someone might have already known about this but I didn't find out till I was preparing the plants for aquarium life that it's ULTRA AWESOME! I think I might just buy another set of silk flowers so that I don't have to move the ones in the vase! XD I'll post a pic of it later as I might actually put genie in there for a few hours for a photoshoot! =]
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SaylorKennedy: I like your silk plants, they look nice, almost real at first glance, I thought some of them were real!

wallywestisthebest333: Yep, I'm cycling. I usually get yelled at for doing a fish-in cycle, but I've been doing it this way for years, whether the tank is marine, brackish, or freshwater, and haven't lost a fish during the cycling process. The plants really help with the freshwater
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SaylorKennedy: I like your silk plants, they look nice, almost real at first glance, I thought some of them were real!

wallywestisthebest333: Yep, I'm cycling. I usually get yelled at for doing a fish-in cycle, but I've been doing it this way for years, whether the tank is marine, brackish, or freshwater, and haven't lost a fish during the cycling process. The plants really help with the freshwater
Thought you would be! ;] it'd be a shame to tear all that beauty down to do a 100%!

Yep! =] I'm hoping that if I buy more real plants mine will cycle faster! =] I've got 3 amazon swords waiting in a gallon jar with gravel and fertilizer that I aerate with a straw! XD
Unfortunately they're starting to turn brown. =[ I'm setting up my tank tomorrow after I leave it in the sun all day again though so they should perk up after I've got them in a better environment! =] They look SO pretty! <3 I can't wait to mix them with silk plants and flowers! <3
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