Too much for my male Betta

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Emze17, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Hope ive posted this in the correct section....

    Just wanted some opinions on my Bettas tank. Been set up a while now but i redesigned it today.

    Do you think theres enough open swimming space for him or have I overcrowded it?
    The plants (all live) are really tall but he can get through them all and likes to rest in them but with the ornament it just seems to have filled the tank.
    Ive also added an air stone as was getting surface film. He doesnt seem to mind.
    I love the way it looks, just want to make sure its suitable for him.
    The tank's a 6.5 gallon and home to only him
     

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  2. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    It seems fine to me. The plants are dynamic so the betta can easily swim through and around them.

    What ornament are you referring to?
     
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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Front left - brown one with green plant and bubbles coming from it. Just wasnt sure if Bettas prefer more open swimming spaces or will enjoy the closeness of lots of hiding spaces and places to rest
     




  4. PeacefantasyWell Known MemberMember

    I see what youre saying but I think its good!!
    If youre unsure, just watch his behavior and energy the next few days and act appropriately.

    I especially love your rocks at the bottom right. First ive seen those in a tank. Very nice touch :>
     
  5. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    Second I have. First was a 5 gallon cube with a Zen theme.

    But it's up to the betta. They love to play from what I've seen in both of mine. Just watch him and find out
     




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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Thank you all, hes seriously laid back so may be hard to tell haha. Only seen him flare twice!
    The stones are lovely, only seen them at our local Pets at Home :)

    Ive put some ping pong balls in there as well as was looking for toys for him. Read on a few posts that they will chase them... So far hes taken one look and ignored them lol. Also bought him a small cross pipe tube for a hamster cage which im going to tether down but hopefully he will enjoy swimming and playing in that!
     
  7. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    He may not play with some things. I have a half moon that's very chill like that. He'd rather run than fight (one betta squeezed past my divider into his half).
     
  8. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    I think it looks awesome! My betta likes to hide in the fake plants i have for him. Im sure yours will enjoy the real plants instead
     
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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Wow, good job hes chilled then!
    Its going to be trial and error but im sure i will find something he enjoys :) lady at the pet store thought i was rather odd asking for plastic items for my fish to play with haha.

    Would love to get another but with 3 tanks already ive no room for another. Ive another 7/8 gallon that would be ideal but its home to endlers at the mo and my son wont let me swap them lol
     
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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Thank you :) I only use live plants, some ornaments have fake but thats it. All 3 tanks are full of living plants
     
  11. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    I've just started my planted adventure in a split 10 gallon. All my plants are puny right now, although I'm expecting my Vals and Tiger Lotus to grow out very well
     
  12. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    Thatbis eventualy my goal for my betta tank as well, in my opinion, the fake planta dont compare at all in looks, to real plants
     
  13. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    You have it split for 2 bettas?
     
  14. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    Yes. Mesh divider, each has 5 gallons a pop. The divider got botched in an emergency fix where the one on the left, Titan, squeezed through a very small gap.

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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Agreed, but not just looks either, theyre great for oxygen, sucking up ammonia/nitrite (plant depending) and providing shelter.

    This is my 26 gallon, also redesigned today

    Ive no pics of my.3rd tank and lights are.off now
     

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  16. Grimund

    GrimundWell Known MemberMember

    Water changes fix those :) but I won't deny the fringe benefits. Plants don't usually uptake those components very quickly.
     
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    Emze17

    Emze17Valued MemberMember

    Well no, Im not saying it's a fix or replacement for water changes, but live plants are beneficial. But, at the same time probably wouldn't notice much difference to water quality having synthetic ones. But every little bit helps as they say ;)
     
  18. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember

    Ive been thinking of doing this in my sons 10 gallon
    (A co-worker want to re-home her betta to me, she knows we're fish people)
    But i didnt have an additional tank, i was worried about it not being enough room for them.
    Glad to see its an option
     
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  19. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember


    Can't wait to have mine planted!!!!
     
  20. SuzanaBanana

    SuzanaBananaValued MemberMember



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    This is my set up as of now, would i have to move the filter?
     
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