Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care - Aus's Album: 10 gallon (39L) NPT
10 gallon (39L) NPT
This is my first NPT, and it's been a short, sharp learning curve about how and what to plant. It houses Cole, a midnight blue plakat and many species of plants including milfoil, blyxa, hairgrass, rotala, dwarf baby's tears, banana lily, wisteria, amazon sword, anubias, needle leaf java fern, hygrophilia corymbosa, several varieties of cryptocorynes, bladderwort, a very pretty green lily and a ton of frogbit, hornwort and azolla.

Substrate is aged potting mix capped with river sand. I'm running a sponge filter, and lights are these blue/white globes which came with the tank (I'll be changing them asap). The plants seem to like it, though.

The tank is an awful design, fundamentally flawed in several ways. But it's what I had to work with, and I think it'll turn out quite okay in the end.
Cole again, exploring the tank floor. I notice he 'hunts' through the small growth at the bottom a lot, his behaviour seems very natural in this...
Stage .. what was it? Eight? Removed the gold vine as it's a PITA, plan to replace it with something after we move house.. added riccia on a rock,...
Stage 6: did a pretty major replant, moved the milfoil out as it was making a terrible mess, moved the lily to the left side, and generally tidied up...
Cole the plakat, sole fishy inhabitant of the NPT. According to Mr. V, it's likely Cole is a hybrid of the show betta type and the type bred for...
Stage 5, Water's clear, plants are putting out new growth. It'll stay like this for a couple of months now to give everything a chance to settle....
Stage 4, tidied up! Moved swords to back, added moss, rearranged wood a bit. It's still untidy but better than it was!
Stage 3, added more plants in no particular order. This was a mistake.
Stage 2, added a bit of blyxa, some crypts and anubias.
Stage 1, substrate, wisteria, milfoil, hairgrass and super-buoyant goldvine held down with a rock.. 
 
You can't see the soil substrate because I...
 
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