Diy Betta

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Zerologist, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Zerologist

    Zerologist Well Known Member Member

    Hi guys! Have you made any DIY toys and resting places for your betta? Do you have any suggestions?

    Do you have a DIY resting place for your betta which does not need a suction cup?

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. Briggs

    Briggs Well Known Member Member

    My crowntail loves this little glass terrarium.


    Mine is hanging from a suction cup, but they can rest on the bottom, too. @sassymomma has a pretty one. If you want it elevated, you could place it on a small upturned terracotta pot.
     
  3. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Yes, I've had mine in a couple of different ways. Right now, I'm keeping the water low, as my lid is cracked, and I'm just restarting the tank..so it's on the sand in the right hand corner. The betta leaves his bubble nests in there. 27cf4bc2f55a23a7ba57ff8f58596fb7.jpg

    I had it suspended from the support beam too, which I absolutely loved...when my tank is re-planted enough to make this work again, I may do this again 91eb3bac58b81ffb228ae5ceabd29c3f.jpg

    Those coconut huts weere a DIY project, and a huge hit..you can see that I kept a couple and put them into his new tank, too. He also loves glass jars, bottles, and broad-leafed plants. Another great resting place is to take a plant, and plant it in a glass...then he can sleep at the roots, and hide behind the glass. If you have a sponge filter, you can drape a leaf over the top of the sponge.....that's my guy's favorite sleeping place....on his filter, under his leaf
     




  4. OP
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    Zerologist

    Zerologist Well Known Member Member

    Hi there @sassymomma ! Can you teach me the step by step procedures on how you did the coconut huts? They are super interesting!

    Where to get terrariums though?
     
  5. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    My sister's betta enjoys sleeping on the heater. So we dint have to give him a bed.

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    While mine sleeps in plants. The bush-like plant is his favorite.
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    So no diy? XD
     
  6. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Terranuims can be bought at garden centers- or little stores that sell Air plants. I've even seen them in Chapters stores

    For the coconut huts, I did make a thread in the DIY section, but here's the jist:

    ~sand coconuts smooth

    ~Cut coconuts in half

    ~remove all "meat" to be eaten. Wash shels to make sure no flesh is left behind as it will spoil your tank waters as it rots.

    ~For doors, I don't actually own a saw, so I drilled holes close together until I was able to knock out the door with a hammer tap. I actually used the same method to break the coconuts open, because I'm I'm clumsy enough to just knock the things across the room if I tried a less controlled method...you should have seen the looks on my kids faces as I drilled 300 holes in a row around their coconut snacks XD

    ~Once you have your huts with doors cut out, you will need to sand them. This is the most tedious part, but most important...you will need to sand until your huts have no rough edges :)

    All of this done, boil....they will have TONS of tannins.

    I boiled for about45 minutes, before adding to the tank, and still got a light tan colour tint..but I actually found that I liked it, so I left it as it was. It soothed the betta too, who became more active.
     
  7. OP
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    Zerologist

    Zerologist Well Known Member Member

    Thanks a lot @sassymomma !!! You are a great help! I'll try to do this in the near future... :) Thanks again. :)
     
  8. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Anytime :)
     
  9. Lynn78too

    Lynn78too Well Known Member Member

    I've used a small piece of potter turned on it's side. He had the option of going in and also sitting on top.
     
  10. BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    This isnt really DIY, but my betta loves resting in the floating plants in his tank. :)
     
  11. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Mine too..loves to lurk in floaters :)
     




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