-rate- my plan for a betta tank.

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

  1. leeishom

    leeishomValued MemberMember

  2. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

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

    FurallicahWell Known MemberMember

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

    leeishomValued MemberMember

    oops!!

    forgot to add 'divided!'
     
  5. Furallicah

    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. Meenu

    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.
     
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    leeishom

    leeishomValued MemberMember

    hmm, ok.

    ill try to go with a long.
     
  8. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    20L costs like $30 at petsmart.

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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

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

    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.
     
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    leeishom

    leeishomValued MemberMember

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

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

  13. jerilovesfrogs

    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! ;)
     
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    leeishom

    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. Red1313

    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. Furallicah

    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. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Plenty of people use bare tanks for different reasons. Provided a good fiiltration system, you shouldnt need substrate for biological filtration.
     
  18. rae64

    rae64Well Known MemberMember

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

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I have sand with both of my bettas.