10 Gallon Divided Tank

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

  1. tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    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.
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    Water is cloudy due to sand :/
     
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  3. B

    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    Nice! Love the castle!
     
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    Thank you!
     
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    Big Update

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

    Got some water lettuce yesterday
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    I added my betta from the 40. He was nipping the danios and tetras.
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    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.
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    Going to do a water change

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  6. guppiesandpuppies

    guppiesandpuppies Valued Member Member

    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.
     
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    Thank you, I did cheat with leftover safestart and seeded media from my 45 gallon.
     
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    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.

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  9. guppiesandpuppies

    guppiesandpuppies Valued Member Member

    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 .
     
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    tocandesu

    tocandesu Well Known Member Member

    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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