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Old 04-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #1 
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Betta barracks set-up

This is my custom-built barracks fully set-up and looking the best it has since I purchased it.

It can house 10 bettas, but I have a little CT male bunking in the huge back area as well. I custom built the spraybar out of sprinkler parts and it seems to be working well at circulating water around and distributing heat. Iím going to be running a small sponge filter in each section to aid water movement and boost my biological filtration.

Got a mixed bag of fish in there, from pet store VTs to imported pairs. Everyone seems to be settling in well, and aside from an initial bout of velvet, which I treated no problem, it is going smoothly.

Each compartment holds 2.5 gallons of water, and Iím going to be taking out the anubias and java fern/amazon swords, and replacing them with pygmy chain sword, vallisneria, and hydrilla.














CT male in the back section. Going to be spawning him hopefully with a super blue HMPK female sometime this week.

Also here are two of my shubunkins who went and sulked by the filter as soon as I whipped out the camera. Biggest is around 15-20 cms while smallest is around 10-12cms.



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Old 04-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #2 
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Very nice setup. Love that crowntail....
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:36 AM   #3 
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Me too. The seller posted his video up really early in the morning and luckily I got in first to grab him up.

I had to corral him out of the filter area. Typical betta goes and gets stuck in between the filter and the tank wall.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #4 
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Wow! Nice! That Crowntail is beautiful!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #5 
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Woah, intense set-up!! I love it!! Also, that CT is like... jaw dropping!
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #6 
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WOW! What a beautiful set up!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #7 
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WOW...I love love love LOVE the barracks!! How much did you pay to have that custom made??
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:03 PM   #8 
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It was massively and accidentally under-quoted so the owner didn't really want me to say online. But it was under $200 for the whole thing.

I thought it was cheap at the time. I felt bad when he mentioned he hadn't realised how big it was actually going to be.

The only thing I would change is that I wanted the edges bevelled but that particular store doesn't do bevelled edges so I just had to go with stock standard.
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Like the tank.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:16 PM   #10 
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That's a fantastic tank!
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