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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Small tank what to add...

Hi everyone this is a picture of the 3 gallon tank that I have the free betta in I got today and I feel like its missing something. So I am looking for suggestions as to what to add keep in mind it is small about 12 inches long maybe 6 inches tall. The light is awful right now its just a desk lamp with a CFL in it but I plan on replaceing it in a few days with a small flouresant that I saw at Walmart that I could attach to the bottom of the shelf or maybe just lay on top of it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 10:58 PM
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Not much you can do, maybe snails or shrimp depening on your bettas temperment. Gravel really doesn't fit in, perhaps you could replace that.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 11:04 PM
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You could always add some stones or small driftwood or....

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-11-2011, 06:27 AM
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I personally like to have things in my tank that my fish can swim through, for example I have a tire (model, not real obviously) that my zebra danios love to go through as they are quite a playful fish, and to give my tank a slightly natural look I added some driftwood. Driftwood would be good for your tank I think, I prefer natural looks with something to stand out (my tire haha)
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-11-2011, 10:11 AM
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Yes, I can see a log-type chunk of wood on the substrate in the left 2/3 of the tank. Something with some interest, rather than a plain "log" in Malaysian Driftwood (the dark brown heavy wood).

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-16-2011, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe something like this:
Sunken Driftwood

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #7 of 8 Old 08-16-2011, 11:52 AM
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Maybe something like this:
Sunken Driftwood
Yes. That one is artificial so you would be certain of getting one that looks like the photo. Artifical or real wood, doesn't matter unless you particularly want the wood for organics/tannins etc.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-16-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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