-rate- my plan for a betta tank.

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by leeishom, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. leeishomValued MemberMember





  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    20g is quite a big tank for a betta. Why not a 5 or 10?
     




  3. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    20gal tall might be a bit much, remember they have to breath air to live.
     




  4. leeishomValued MemberMember

    oops!!

    forgot to add 'divided!'
     
  5. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    Divided how? If your betta has trouble reaching the surface of the water it'll stress him out, If your going to keep with the 20gal tall get some tall big leafed plants for the bettas side. It'll help him rest.
     
  6. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Could you go with a long instead? A betta would prefer a more shallow tank than a tall one. You could then divide the 20 long into 4 sections.
     
  7. leeishomValued MemberMember

    hmm, ok.

    ill try to go with a long.
     
  8. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    20L costs like $30 at petsmart.

    Is there a reason you don't want substrate?
     
  9. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    A great suggestion to go with the 20g long, divided.
    Best wishes and please keep us posted.
    Ken
     
  10. leeishomValued MemberMember

    Just want the tank to look and be clean.
    When I get my 125G up, I'm not sure I will have sub.
     
  11. leeishomValued MemberMember

    I'm sure I can find a thread on how to divided a tank for bettas, *ahem* Lucy *ahem*
     
  12. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  13. jerilovesfrogsFishlore VIPMember

    just a thought on not having substrate.....good bacteria lives in the gravel too.....so i think that would be one less place for it to live. i suppose it's possible not to have it. but there's some nice looking light colored gravel that looks natural and clean...that's mostly what i have. i have a qtank set up right now.... it doesn't have gravel and i can see all the junk floating around down there. so while the no gravel look looks "clean", it's really not so much! ;)
     
  14. leeishomValued MemberMember

    Based on my frequency of cleaning, there's only CC, nothing else. I agree having subs would be more beneficial for the entire tank in regards of BB, but I made up by using fluval biomax, compared to using the typical aquaclear biomax.
    But like I mentioned, I might add subs like the quickrete commercial medium sand.
     
  15. Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    you'll want supstrate or something along the bottom of the dividers, Betta's are escape artists when it comes to that :p
     
  16. FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

    You can go to a pool shop and buy a bag of filter sand from them. I can buy a 55lb bag of sand for $10 where I live. Its better then chucking out $24 for 10lbs..
     
  17. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Plenty of people use bare tanks for different reasons. Provided a good fiiltration system, you shouldnt need substrate for biological filtration.
     
  18. rae64Well Known MemberMember

    I would not suggest the sand with bettas, as I have heard that it can cause problems...
     
  19. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I have sand with both of my bettas.
     
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