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Old 03-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #1 
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My betta and his 5 gal.

So now that my tanks done cycling I added my first Betta a couple days ago. His names Hercules :) He's still getting used to the new environment but is getting more and more friendly each day. The plants are an Amazon Sword, Melon Sword, and a little Duckweed floating at the top. Tanks kept at a consistent 80 degrees and since he's under a window I'm just using natural light for him. I did the filter mod to help cut down on the current and bought him a little leaf to float on :) Over all I'm very happy with him and his tank and he seems to be too. If anyone has any suggestions for the tank feel free say them.







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Old 03-14-2011, 11:22 AM   #2 
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I can see you in the tank's reflection xD And I like the tank's colors. The only thing I might recommend is a plant with larger leaves for him to lay on, but I think the leaf hammock would serve the same purpose. And hercules is adorable :)
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:22 AM   #3 
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Very pretty. I suggest putting the leaf hammock far enough up so that if he laid on it, his back would almost touch the surface. Mine won't use theirs unless I have it positioned that way.
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I would put a hiding place with a little more privacy. Lots of bettas like to be completly out of sight sometimes.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #5 
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He is cute!Looks like he really likes his plant!
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:42 PM   #6 
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Thanks everyone and ya he really does like that plant haha. I moved the leaf hammock up some and will try and find some other plants for him that would be a suitable hiding place. I really like the look of natural aquariums better than plastic statues and things.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #7 
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I love your tank look, it's so simple and beautiful! :) :) Hercules in his plant is adorable <3 I also love the black gravel, it really makes the green and red colors pop out! :)

I had a piece of screen like that as a tank cover and it soon started unraveling and poking me in the hand :( So I ended up trimming/covering the edges of the screen with a layer of duct tape, and it worked much better! :) I think you could use black electrical tape to match the trim of your tank. Electrical tape would at least look nicer than duct tape :)

I also used tiny pieces of poster putty to hold the screen in place! It worked really well! :)
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:28 PM   #8 
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A great hiding piece you can use if you dont like the un natural look (I dont either) is a piece of drift wood! I have a piece in my 10gal and I love it!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:12 PM   #9 
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It's a nice setup but be careful about the window, it might cause algae to the tank and/or the water to turn murky/slimey. But otherwise nice :) good luck !
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I love your tank look, it's so simple and beautiful! :) :) Hercules in his plant is adorable <3 I also love the black gravel, it really makes the green and red colors pop out! :)

I had a piece of screen like that as a tank cover and it soon started unraveling and poking me in the hand :( So I ended up trimming/covering the edges of the screen with a layer of duct tape, and it worked much better! :) I think you could use black electrical tape to match the trim of your tank. Electrical tape would at least look nicer than duct tape :)

I also used tiny pieces of poster putty to hold the screen in place! It worked really well! :)
Thank you very much for the compliments! And those are great ideas I will definitely be doing them tomorrow.

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A great hiding piece you can use if you dont like the un natural look (I dont either) is a piece of drift wood! I have a piece in my 10gal and I love it!
I actually have a piece in my 10g too with my tropical fish but didn't even think about that for this one haha. Thanks.

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It's a nice setup but be careful about the window, it might cause algae to the tank and/or the water to turn murky/slimey. But otherwise nice :) good luck !
Thank you! I did think about that when I placed it under the window but I figured since they come to the surface to breath and I have duckweed I'd give it a chance. Plus natural lights probably better than light bulbs that try to mimic it. I do have a lid I can put on it to block out some light just in case though.
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