10 Gallon Divided Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by tocandesu, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Set up and cycling a new tank. I might add in plants later from the main tank.

    It has an Aquaclear 20. Florescent lighting. No heater right now, but the temperature is still around 80F.

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Water is cloudy due to sand :/
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  3. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

  4. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you!
  5. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Big Update

    7/16/17 tank is finally fully cycled!
    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: 30-40

    Got some water lettuce yesterday

    I added my betta from the 40. He was nipping the danios and tetras.

    Bought this dude from the bottom rack at Petco. He reminds me of the first betta I got. His tail is a bit messed up from the store, hopefully he'll heal back up.

    Going to do a water change

  6. guppiesandpuppiesValued MemberMember

    You're cycled and I'm so jealous lol. Been trying to cycle a 20 gallon tank for about 7 weeks.

    Your tank looks so pretty, though! I love the castle.
  7. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you, I did cheat with leftover safestart and seeded media from my 45 gallon.
  8. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    Update: 7/25/17

    Added 2 more layers to the divider to reduce aggression. Now they barely notice each other.

    I also added some Pothos to the filter. And 2 MTS to each side.

    The water lettuce is growing really well. Some of the roots are already halfway towards touching the substrate!

    Both Bettas are doing really well.

  9. guppiesandpuppiesValued MemberMember

    Lol I just now thought that since one Betta has a castle and the other has a rock, I guess one Betta lives in a castle and the other is homeless and living under a rock lol .
  10. tocandesuWell Known MemberMember

    LOL, well it's a piece of driftwood. So one is all natural with wood and a plant, while the other gets a stone castle.

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