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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! I'm currently trying to figure out a situation with my tank. It's currently on my family's kitchen counter, but it cannot stay there. Unless I build or buy a stand (which is what I wanted to do) I only have one other place it can go. The problem with this location is that about 2...
  2. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone! I'm building up a new tank and I want to use sand but with root-feeding plants. I know I can use root tabs for this purpose but it is practically impossible for me to find any locally (I live in Mexico) so I would have to either order them online (if they even get shipped here) or...
  3. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! I keep finding glass and/or acrylic laying around the house I'm renting. I have botched a 12L acrylic build and successfully built a 10L glass tank. While I was water testing the 10L in my basement, I noticed a large piece of glass near the furnace. I decided that I'd build a betta...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey there, I recently went through the process of dividing my ten gallon tank for my two bettas and I wanted to share with others that might want to go through the same process. WARNING: Do NOT try to divide any tank smaller than five gallons; this is NOT a suitable arrangement for ANY fish...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I want to document the process of this monster betta project I'm embarking on. I'll share my trials and tribulations along the way! :) It all starts with a brand new 29 gallon fluval...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Didn't know if there was a DIY thread already in existence, but I thought it would be useful to make one. Building my own hammock and I had a question about the adhesive I am thinking about using. I using a suction cup, decorative in-home tree leaves, and some super glue. Coming together...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So when I went to my local Home Depot to look for acrylic/lexan/etc I was gleefully surprised to find they were carrying coroplast! Coroplast is basically polypropylene plastic with a structure like corrugated cardboard. Polypropylene itself is also a food safe material and is used for...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i have a 5g tank, with the typical black rim. I love the fluval 13W light and the problem is it only fits on rimless tanks. I was thinking of making some type of DIY clip thing so ican attach the light to the tank. I'm not sure, any ideas? :-D
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! Just a quick question, I'm thinking of making my Wilson a little cave for his fish tank! I'm just wondering what glue is recommended? I've read hot glue gun elsewhere but am a bit worried about any toxins. Anyone else recommend any types of paint also? Thanks :)
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Just thought I'd share. I live in a one horse town and just set up a 5gal, and of coarse it's a little cloudy, I expected this. The only thing I could get my hands on was hbf 100% polyester fibre fill. There was nothing much on the bag except a giant giraffe, non allergenic. So Google here I...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello again, everyone! I need some advice for dividing a 10gal tank. Due to some circumstances - which, if it interests you, you can read about below - my current female may be getting a roommate soon. I've done some searching on the web, and apparently a DIY divider made of black needlepoint...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    It's a little bit urgent because my 2 new bettas are in unheated 1gs and one is becoming lethargic and the other is flaring at everything. :blueworry: Please read all of this post and help me as best as you can, because I'm really in a bad situation here. All help appreciated. New 10g, 2 new...
  13. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm trying to help establish some new plants I received recently by giving them a CO2 bump while they are new. I did a yeast-based DIY setup, and tried to make a chopstick diffuser, but instead of the microbubbles of co2, it is putting off bubbles about the size of half a grain of rice, that are...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everybody! I was wondering any easy DIY betta tank decorations that are relatively inexpensive.Please post them here :D Thanks!
  15. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi there, I recently put a moss wall into my newest tank with a few easy to get items. I took pictures of how I made it. Hope you enjoy and it's helpful to someone. So far the moss is showing new growth and growing well on the entire thing. It was really easy to make and looks extremely nice...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everyone. I'm very interested in making my betta, Oscar, a floating mesh tube, because he LOVES to hide in things and spends some time at the surface. I have instructions, but I'm wondering where you can pick up the mesh used for these. Any body know???????
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone!! I hope that everybody had a great holiday season! I am currently away from my standard 10 gallon tank, and I am in desperate need of some dimensions. I know that the glass panes on each side are 10x20x12, but I am trying to build a light mount that would sit on the frame of the...
  18. Finless Friends
    So when I was getting feeders for my snakes, a little white baby rat caught my attention and interacted with my finger when I wiggled it in front of the tank. I spent two days thinking about the cutie before going back to the store and spending $10 to get him and a water bottle. I turned an old...
  19. Planted Betta Tanks
    I set up DIY CO2 last Saturday, but still nothing seems to be happening. I do have less sugar in the mix than it was recommended because I ran out. Could that be the reason why? I have the tubing from the bottle of fermenting concoction going into a small bottle of water, and then a tube going...
  20. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I wound up switching to gravel per my boyfriend's suggestion. We (I) are realizing how annoying this is. I need to make one of those fairly expensive tube siphons that have the tubing on it. The only thing I have akin to what I need is part of my filter. Anyone have any suggestions on where...
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