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Betta Cube - Sunken Forest
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So the new tank is all setup on the original stand. This allows me to have a few extras at the sides Big Grin Yay!

It's 55L and will be home to the old bristlenose ( 6+ years now ) and a betta that we haven't found yet and thats it.

The filter has the ceramic rings and Biohome Ultra filter media in as well as a new sponge. A chunk of the old sponge will be cut up and stuck in the filter instead of the catridges that come with it ( these get blocked so easilly and cause all sorts of flow issues )

The main thing i need to do is get hold of another pump as the standard ones are sh*t.
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Can’t wait to see a picture!!!
Love me a betta fish, Bob is a bit like the goldfish, straight up to the front of the tank as soon as he sees you, love when they circle their food then strike, or mine does anyway.
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Had a few over the years, my last one was a HMPK short fin and cost nearly £40. Had a few of the regular half moons in the usual red and blue but this time we are looking for another fancy HMPK.

Eheim CompactOn 600 has been ordered so thats another thing ticked off the list.
Cut my alloy up for the light bracket ( Same style as the 4 foot )
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Pretty much the final scape.
All the other fish from the 4 foot are currently in a 50L bucket with filter, heater and 90% of the media so there good till they go. Daily water changes of course!

Ignore the lighting, the standard light isn't going to be used


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Looking very smart indeed ! Ooo will you get a snakehead Betta, they look amazing !
Bikini Bottom - 168l
Bronze, Peppered  & Albino Cory, Black Widows, Cherry Barbs, Green Tiger Barb (rescues), Amanos.
The Kremlin - 58l 
Bronze Corys.
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Not decided as of yet, if i can get one imported then i might go with a giant koi betta. A fair bit larger than your standard ones ( these tend to be around the 4" in size )
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Really like the look of this!


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60L planted tank with platies and nerites
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Thank You. I just threw the wood in and it looked right so left it there lol
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Tanks looking great Fr499y, top job.

Was looking at the Bettas a few weeks ago for the beach before deciding to go with the puffers. They’re lovely fish so I’m glued to this thread waiting for one to arrive!


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12L Nano - ‘Escargot Emporium’ - Snail Breeding Tank.
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It won't be long, as soon as i have the tank running stable ( the bristle nose is going in tonight to have a mooch around ) then off to browse we go!
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Another Matt that has a knack for aquascaping Wink
Looks very nice Smile
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It does look good Smile
Have you never had a betta jump M?
I don't think I could ever have an open top because of that...... Wink
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...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

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never had one jump. I used to keep my hmpk in a 24x8x8 and he was happy as larry. I do have a glass lid for this tank but i might not use it.
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Plec has been in for 12 hours now and so far so good. Only the large anubias on the right has come out ( not glued in yet ) and one crypt at the front starting to uproot but its expected! Shes happy chilling under one of the sword leaves this morning so thats good. Water has a slight cloudy hint but kind of expected ( used gravel so not had time to fully clear )

All 11 swordtails have been rehomed and one of the SAE, second one jumped out over night ( how do they manage to jump 8" out of water to escape over the lip of a bucket!!! ) and was about 4 foot from its temp home, the other jumped this morning but is back in the bucket with a oversized lid on it! Just need to rehome the last SAE and the 4 barbs. Anyone want anything equipment from the 4 foot? 300w Eheim Jager also up for grabs!
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Back in the day I had one that didn't want to be in the tank for more than an hour I don't think.
I had to put a couple of exercise books over the top in the end until I got some glass cut.
Handing in homework was interesting......
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...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

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