, yeah thats my bad... I decided I needed a rescape after adding the filter and removed a lot of the plants... Particularly the mayaca, which grows great except that the stems are so fragile and prone to breaking... And rotting, which leaves a soupy mess floating at the surface. And some of the ludwigia has been moved to an outdoor 2.5g tub where its doing great - considering melbourne temp right now! It's already turned into a deep maroon colour and slowly growing.
Plus I also culled back my micro java ferns and crypts in prep for the new driftwood in the 64g, so it isn't helping either. But I know it will grow back in due course.
Plan of attack currently is to grow out the valls since they seem to be doing well and maybe in the near future try my hands at the larger crypt varieties or stem plants to cover the back left corner completely and hide the filter intake/exit, heater and the intake of the breeder box which houses some of the offcuts.... Oh, and better hardscape!
, yeah I'm sure he is liking the space... My tank has a slightly larger footprint than the store, even though the store tank is much taller. Not to mention that he is now the big boy in the tank, unlike the store where he was the smallest fish in the tank... That and the filtration on the thing... it was a bit strong for a betta (and leave it as that). The store normally keeps the animals in good conditions, I know they had the best intentions but unfortunately it wasn't right. Hopefully he enjoys his new dig!
, I think he has... My shrimp aren't having the same thoughts though... It just I'd like to completely eliminate the glass surfing he does; it's my desktop tank so I need something peaceful. I guess in due course...
, good luck to you! When done please post the piccies, I will love to see. I'm glad that someone likes my tank, I personally don't... I guess that's the problem when doing something artistic, I can always pick out the "flaws" of my pieces...
, thanks for that! I think he is too, I really don't think the pics do him justice... He must have the metallic gene, because he shines in the tank - which the tank pics of him swimming kinda show his "flashiness".