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Making a tank to stare at when I wake up every morning :) it is right next to my bed. Just started working in ...
Making a tank to stare at when I wake up every morning :) it is right next to my bed. Just started working in it Friday night, started by painting the back black. Haven't decided exactly what plants will go in, here's what I have so far tho. Heater and sponge filter are behind the rock.. Found it today, brushed/boiled it and siliconed it to some acrylic I had. The top is acrylic, probably going to end up switching to glass when the acrylic warps. Light is an LED from home depot.. Said 3k for spectrum. I'll post more pics when I get the substrate and water in :)
Thanks :) think I'm going to look outside for wood.. Most wood locally should be safe after boiling, and the pieces for sale are typically bulky chunks of root instead of branches which is what I think I am looking for.
I went and found a good piece which actually ended up being a piece of root instead of the branch I thought I wanted.. I'll post picture later, I just put it in this morning after boiling it last night and soaking through the night. It is pretty wide and flat which works because I just didn't want it to take up to much tank volume in the tiny tank. Posted via Mobile Device
My Betta tends to be on the aggressive side, too. I always have to be very aware of room vs tank lighting to minimize reflections on the inside of his tank. You could try adding more plants around the back/sides to help block his reflection - it would look nice, and help him feel better!