Originally Posted by Scrambles
Dude, seriously, just throw some live plants in there and be done with it already. Go to your LFS, buy a couple live plants and ask them to throw in a handful of the gravel from their plant tank...BAM instant cycle. Trust me, it really is that easy.
Go to http://shop.plantedaquariumscentral.com/
Seriously I got them in 3 days...
Their huge! The plants are gorgeous! Seriously the HornWort TAKES UP the whole back right corner. I thought Drax wouldn't like it... yet I found Drax swimming through it.
Also the LITTLE plants you see... in the shells were from Petsmart and were like 5$ Yet look in the back left and right corners... each of those were only 3$ online hahaha. The moss floating in the top right was like... 3$, the vine in the FRONT right was like 2$, and the Banana Plants in the shell Center Back were around 3$ only paid for one but they threw in a baby one for free! Apparently the little leaves on them extend up to the water surface like lily pads.
Anyway... They came in GREAT condition! Wrapped in Wet Newspaper, in airfilled bag, wrapped in Fiberglass insulation, and then wrapped in Paper with the Shipping info lol.
Just get them online...
Yet after all these new plants... guess where I caught him sleeping earlier when I checked on him.
He sleeps alot at night haha...
He sleeps on the Submerged Vine on that left loop of it. Where the leaves are almost completely flat. I think the vine is either just perfect as a Betta Bed or it's a reminder of coming into my care since that vine was the first thing I sorta went out of my way to get him... then as you can see it all just snowballed.