20 Gallon Betta Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Fanatic, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I just got a 20 gallon long yesterday, and it was planned on being used for my vertical vivarium project.
    Well, plans have changed a bit, so I am going to be using this for a fish tank, who can resist? :p

    I was given an opinion, which was to use my 10 gallon for the vivarium instead because there are no plans on keeping a live animal in the setup, so why not make use of the size and go with the fish tank.
    I planned on using the 20, only because I like bigger tanks.

    I am using the 10 because I can do smaller plants in the tank, and it's less of a giant project, leading to fewer things needing to be purchased for the actual build. @aussieJJDude was able to explain this to me, so I went with this idea.

    Anyways, I would like to upgrade my 10 gallon, and replace it with this tank!
    My female betta will love the extra room, considering that she is a plakat, and extremely active.

    I will post an updated photo in a little bit!
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2018
  2. phantomValued MemberMember

    nice :) would love to see photos!!!
  3. AwokenPrincessValued MemberMember

    EB7D338A-620B-4943-ACB9-E5070B0FCE64.jpeg7BC766C0-4236-4616-9ED6-E6D877CF0615.jpeg I love that idea! Here’s my Betta in his 20 long:
    Only temporary but he loves it!

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  4. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Oh, that's so sweet!
    I absolutely love how you put the smaller hood on the 20, I thought about doing that for temporary reasons, but I will use my Finnex Stingray.
  5. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Im looking forward in seeing the new build! And Im sure your betta will too, in larger tanks they seem to get twice as active!
  6. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Here's the tank when it's finished!
    It's just a bit cloudy, that'll cure overnight.
  7. AwokenPrincessValued MemberMember

    I’m still contemplating on what hood to get, So until i figure it out then thensmaller good will have to do haha but thanks so much!
  8. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I am planning on getting the Aqueon Deluxe Full Hood, it's 30 inches.
  9. AwokenPrincessValued MemberMember

    I was looking At that one, Ireally wanted the deluxe led economy hood but I can’t seem to find it anywhere :(
    I’ve also been looking into a glass canopy and strip light
  10. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Speaking of a glass canopy, I use one of those on my 31 gallon, with a Marineland 11 inch LED light.
  11. AwokenPrincessValued MemberMember

    Where’d you get the canopy from? If you don’t mind me asking :)
  12. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    It's custom-built, only bought the light :)
  13. AwokenPrincessValued MemberMember

    Ah lucky!
  14. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    So, there's a little update.
    I did some more scaping. It still needs more in the back, but here it is!

    It needs high planting, and decorating due to it being a future sorority!
  15. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Its comming along nicely! Think it will look amazing once its mature