Thanks for the kind remarks! The tank is a 10 gallon tank with plenty of fake plants, a moss ball and I just added two spiny nerite snails to round out the mini-ecosystem. This tank is almost a month along. This the total bio-load that I'm going with on this tank (hence the spoiled Betta fish). The filtration is a 3-stage HOB with a homemade baffle to disperse water flow. I have a 50-watt heater set to maintain 77-78 degree temperatures. I'm in graduate school and living by myself, at the moment, as my wife had to finish her degree else where. As mentioned before, I kept fish, lizards, snakes, etc. as a kid, but this little project has brought some needed entertainment and companionship to me this spring as an adult. Eventually, the only thing that I would like to do with this tank is replace the gravel and fake fauna for real plants and a conducive substrate. Otherwise I've been very happy with it.
Last edited by sphere830; 04-12-2012 at 10:17 PM.