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Author Topic: 20L Betta Tank.  (Read 1724 times)

Offline Ahmotorsport

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20L Betta Tank.
« on: May 21, 2012, 03:11:21 pm »
This one has been going on a fair while now, cycled with him in but a filter squeeze from the 28L so it didn't take long and tbh, i didn't even see a nitrite/ammonia spike, but it's Ammonia 0, nitrite 0 and nitrate between 20-40 and it's been that way a few weeks now.




That's how it was, i've changed the plants now and he seems happier



I rescued him from PAH as he was with another male, as you can see by his fins they had been in a bit of a fight, but they're slowly growing back and he's really healthy and playful.

Lighting is just two 48cm strips of LED's which work really well when it's slightly dull outside but as it's a fairly light kitchen it doesn't make the world of difference when it's sunny outside, but it is a difference.

28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 02:38:25 pm »
    After finding out the plant on the right wasnt aquatic i ordered some more and they came with more grass plants, which was annoying as i specifically asked not to recieve any of those! xD Anyway, that was for the big tank so i put them in this one.






    Thor wanted to get in on the action and show off, so i went along with it, unfortunately it was only my phone.
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 03:59:30 pm »
    Nice setup for him :)

    hows his tail doing?
    4ft-295l
    8 Sterbai Cory
    1 Male Bristlenose
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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 04:07:17 pm »
    I hope so :) It's good that he's in the kitchen as there is nearly always someone in there for him to flare at :)

    Getting better every day! Shouldn't be long now until it's complete again :) Just need to get a heater guard now.
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 08:49:30 pm »
    Sucessfully moved into my bedroom. He seems settled enough and his usual happy self.

    Got a clip on light ordered, a sheet of acrylic to sit over the top along with some plastic blocks i'll glue to the sides for the acrylic to sit on. About to order up a heater and another check valve as i used my bigger air pump on the betta tank and the little one on my air stone and i dropped the check valve behind my big tank, so no hope getting that back.

    I'll take some pictures after Tuesday as i'll have all of the stuff above and some more plants to go in too :)
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 09:13:14 pm »
    lovely :)
    get him a treat of almond leaf to sit on, it helps them heal, natural antibiotic and turns the water a really natural colour :)
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    well done if you have *grin* *applause* :frogdot:
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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 09:16:03 pm »
    I'll look into that :) thanks Jackie.

    His tail is much better, still not completely healed yet though.
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 09:17:57 pm »
    like super garlic with tannins included without the stink lol
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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 10:32:19 pm »
    I love the garlic smell :P
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    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 01:35:27 pm »
    New lighting turned up, got it all sorted






    The light is okay, can't see it doing a lot of plant growth, there may have to be a 'mark 2' on that set up.

    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 02:31:00 pm »
    funny how the shape of the tank makes it look bigger than 20l :) nice set up :)  watch he can't jump out though now you don't have a lid :)
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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 03:36:02 pm »
    Well it's not very deep or tall :P He seems happy enough though :)

    It does have a lid, i grafted a sheet of acrylic over the top.
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #12 on: August 12, 2012, 03:38:31 pm »
    did you drill holes in it? just wondering if it would help or if not needed?  if you drilled holes in it then you could have deeper water?
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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #13 on: August 12, 2012, 03:57:45 pm »
    Yes. Holes in each corner and one in the middle.

    What i was accounting for is if he were to jump, i wouldn't want him smashing into the lid.
    28L - Male Siamese Fighting Betta (Thor).

    100L - Bristlenose (Maverick) L002 Tiger Plec (Loki) 2x Orange Venezuelan Cory, 8x Neon Tetra, 5x Black Neon Tetra, 2x M Guppy, 1x M Bolivian Ram (Aragorn)

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    Re: 20L Betta Tank.
    « Reply #14 on: August 12, 2012, 08:51:15 pm »
    lol, images of another fish wearing a crash helmet ;)
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