Originally Posted by dragonflie
Aw, he's a cutie!
Try not to be too nervous; bettas are hardy little creatures, and the important thing is that you are asking the questions now instead of later.
Your tank looks beautiful. Only other thing I would recommend is some sort of cave for him to hide in. Bettas really appreciate them, and the more for them to explore the happier they are, in my opinion.
If money is tight you don't even need to spend alot; there is alot you can do yourself, with a little imagination and possibly silicone aquarium sealant. :) Some people use terracotta pots (usually 1 dollar or less), or glass cups, candle holders, etc.; and you can glue gravel or other something else aquarium safe to it. There is a DIY thread in the forum somewhere with lots of great ideas, it's worth checking out.
Yeah, I'm trying not to be..
Thanks. i think the plants could be arranged a little better.. moving the big red one to the left so the smaller one is in the middle.
Sponge worked like a charm, I just stuck a small piece on the inlet slotted part, I can move it down or up to regulate flow. I had turned off the filter earlier, I'm hoping with it back on now and the water flowing that the heater will be able to keep up. I'll invest in an adjustable regardless, just might be a bit.
Yeah, I might be able to find an old cup or something-- or even a piece of PVC.. I definitely wouldn't worry about the water flowing too much if he had somewhere to get out of it.
I'm going to try and find some aquarium safe paint, I have some thoughts about what I'd like to do, but I'd like things to be black to match. (not sure if this is possible, but I'll do my research before hand)
Thanks again, great info.