Best aquarium decor according to redditors

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u/Hotrian · 37 pointsr/Aquariums

Are you kidding me?! That’s ridiculously small, he can barely turn around!!!

Jokes aside, it’s a great water volume for him, but it might be a tad deep. They need to reach the surface to breathe with their labyrinth organ, and while they can process air through their gills as well, they do need to reach the surface since most of their air intake is through their labyrinth. I would be concerned with his ability to reach the surface expediently if down low. He will probably spend most of his time near the surface, so I would recommend some floating plants, floating decorations, or they even make fake leaves on suction cups specifically so bettas have a place to rest near the surface.

u/FrostHydras · 20 pointsr/ReefTank
u/EienShinwa · 19 pointsr/AquaSwap

I mean, this is a pretty good deal imo. I don't think you should be dismissing and downvoting this post without doing the proper research. FYI did the math:

17lbs Seiryu rock - $32

Nano 511 Externa Canister Filter - $69

Jardli Glass Lily Pipe inflow and outflow - $49.90

JBJ Rimless 10 gallon - $159.99 cheapest I could find, it's 189.99 at petco

Glass lid - can't find one for 10g so I'd assume custom made $5+

GH & KH Test Kit & API Master Kit-$8.59 + $22.54 = $31.03

Tropica Aquarium Soil 3L - $49.60

5 Gallon Bucket w/ lid - probably like $3-5

Seachem Purigen - 2 packet is $19.49

Cleaning magnet - $5-20

Spider Wood - Depends like $10-25+

Siphon - depends probably $5-10

Test Strips - $5.22

  • The bonuses he's providing like the aquascaping tools - probably $10+?

    By the way, these are all conservative numbers. The total comes to around $484.31, which is if everything is brand new. Even if some of the products are used, the cost is 52% off the conservative value of all the items in this package. So for the quality of the items here, I don't think it's a bad price at all. Now the question is, which items are new and which items are used?
u/AlwaysChangingMind88 · 17 pointsr/Aquariums

FIRST OF ALL: Good on you getting a proper tank for your betta!

Here's what I would do with this tank. Take what you want from it.

Lighting: Finnex Stingray Aquarium LED Light, 20-Inch

I'd get a timer for the light and set it for 8 hours a day.

Substrate: Flourite Black, 7 kg / 15.4 lbs

And add plants. I think moss would be a nice plant to add with that light as well. Maybe every now and then dose some ferts. I think I see a box to which is a filter. So I'll leave out my filter of choice.

If this were my tank for a betta I'd do this (:

u/thalandor46 · 8 pointsr/chinchilla

Keeping the room cool is the important part, but she may also be looking for some extra comfort after she's been particularly active. I know my guy likes to flop over on his granite after extended play times. Fortunately, they're pretty inexpensive, so it's probably worth trying one if you find some wiggle room in your pet supplies budget :)

u/TheShadyMilkman206 · 7 pointsr/bettafish

2.5 gallons is still extremely small. If you are upgrading and have the space for even just a 5 gallon tank it is a much more suitable home. They generally run $15.00 at petco/petsmart.

u/herogurl01 · 7 pointsr/RATS

Many big name pet stores (Petco, Petsmart) sell this thing called a Chin-chiller. It's essentially a small piece of granite that by its nature stays cooler than room temperature. You can put it in their cage and they can lay on it to cool down.

Seconding the frozen water bottle with a hand towel.

You could get one of these small desk fans for like $8 and point it directly in their cage:

I don't recommend letting them splash around in the sink just because most rats really hate water and it will likely just stress them out like crazy.

u/Swtcherrypie · 7 pointsr/RATS

You definitely want to cover any floors or shelves that have bare wires on them. It can cause bumblefoot, and that will be no fun for either of you. If you're concerned with the extra cloth making it too warm, you could get a space pod or some baskets for them to sleep in that won't be so warm. You could also get a chin chiller to give them a cool place to rest.

u/hopeful_dachshund · 7 pointsr/bettafish

Hey Phantomsgf! I also have a fluval tank and man those filters are strong! I hunted around for ages and I found a really easy, really cheap solution: buy a pre-filter sponge and pop it onto the filter output. Make sure, of course, that the filter motor is at the lowest setting, but even that is too strong for a betta. You really need the sponge.

If you're having trouble with the filter intake, which are the vertical cuts in the plastic, I guess you could put some mesh over it to, again, slow down the flow. I don't have my betta yet so I'm not sure if this will be a problem.

You might also want to get a thermometer and verify your water's temperature. If it's always about 100 degrees inside your house, even at night, then yes, I'd believe that the water is warm enough for your little guy. But it has to be really really really hot to keep a fish tank at 80 degrees.

As for cycling, you're basically going to have to do a lot of water changes really often. My instinct, which is amateur, says to do 50% a day every day. I also learned from experience that you should let water sit for a while to warm up before putting it in the tank or the temperature drops like crazy.

You can check out products like this that claim to add the bacteria to your tank that eat fish waste. Do they work or is it a myth? I don't know. But for tiny tiny tanks like the fluval you have, you will definitely need a water dropper that can measure a tenth of a millimeter to put this stuff in your tank.

Anyway. Those are my tips. And when you do get a heater, you can fit it where the filter output plastic tube is! So cool!

Oh: look at this leaf. So cute.

u/DayMan5336 · 7 pointsr/PlantedTank

Nice little tank.

A few things that helped my betta in his 3 gallon were a leaf to rest on and also something to swim around/hide in.

I thought the leaf was an odd idea at first, but if you put it about an inch below the waterline it works well. My betta didn't use it at first, but once he got acclimated to it I could catch him resting on it quite often. I think it works well because they have to get up to the air to breathe, but sometimes enjoy resting, this gives them an area to perch and easily get air.

The vase took a little longer for the betta to get used to it, and I was worried about it being sharp and cutting him. However, he swims in and out of it no problem now, but I don't think he uses it to hide much, he's pretty bold. Still gives him something more to do since the tank is so small.

u/CuteKittyCat2 · 7 pointsr/bettafish
u/suzepie · 6 pointsr/sploot

They're adorable!! If they have trouble staying cool, you should get 'em some Chin Chillers, which we had for our chinchillas. They're slabs of granite you can put in their house that they can relax on and stay super cool in warm weather!

u/sluttyredridinghood · 6 pointsr/Aquariums

Check out some pictures in my profile of the 10 gallon I have set up. Here's what I would do if I were you. Can you start fresh? Here's what to do:

Buy one 15 pound bag of Seachem Flourite substrate. It comes in many colors, I prefer black. It comes in gravel type and sand type. I personally started w/ gravel type but the sand type is more fun, in my opinion. I added sand on top of my gravel afterwards and it will stay only because I already have plants established. But when I move everyone to a 20long or 29 in the near future, I would just use the sand. Just REMEMBER TO WASH IT THOROUGHLY! It is VERY dusty. But this stuff is worth it, I promise. Your plants will grow 10x better than if you used regular gravel or regular sand. This is the only stuff I'll use for planted tanks. It holds onto some nutrients and helps bring it to plant roots. It's inert, so it won't change your ph. And it NEVER breaks down, unlike most of the other good plant substrates, which have to be replaced every 1-3 years. So it's the best choice imo. It is economical, compared to other plant substrates. It will help you achieve success with your plants.

For plants, I recommend a few basic ones to start out with, bulletproof. You should buy as many plants as you can physically fit in your tank, they will do better that way. You can get the following at most pet stores too. Anubias and java fern have what's called a rhizome and you should superglue it to driftwood, rocks, or decorations. Lots of Youtube vids of this for inspiration. And Amazon sword (echinodorus) a root feeder which won't do as good in gravel, but does awesome in Flourite and looks beautiful when it's grown in. Jungle Val (vallisneria) is a long, grassy looking plant which is a great filler plant. Cryptocorne (wendtii and parva are a couple I love) give some nice variation in heigh and texture. And red dwarf lily, which comes as a bulb, is a beautiful red plant with big drapey leaves and it sends lily pads to the surface. All of these are easy growers. Throw a root tab deep under the substrate every few months (i use 2 broken in half, four pieces, as a 10 gallon isn't very big. Api brand or Flourish tabs are p good)

And the other part of the equation for plants to thrive is light. You can go basic for this or fancy, it doesn't really matter. Just find an LED light between $15-50 that has good reviews and fits your tank, it will probably have enough light for the plants I recommended above. Please get a timer to set your light to be consistent. You can set the timer for 5-8 hours at first so algae doesn't have as much a chance to grow, but if you stuff your aquarium with plants, you will have easier time with that. They will outcompete most algae in the right cases.

You will have to cycle the tank, I hope you know about this but if not please research the nitrogen cycle as it is crucial to the health of your tank. Get an API freshwater master test kit and do frequent water changes if you do fish-in cycle.

For fish, a few you can get at pet stores are:

For a centerpiece fish, imo a betta is the best easy and fun option. Only 1 to a tank. My heart belongs to my female betta Serafina, she is amazing, the queen of her 10 gallon. I would get one with short fins, a king betta, or a female, please, because they do better with the bigger space, the ones with long flowing fins are fighting against the weight of them and can have a hard time in a 10. But a plakat or female will be sharky and awesome to watch. Sometimes they are aggressive to tankmates, but if you set the tank up as thickly planted as i suggest, they usually do quite well with the right tank mates. Usually, this means bottom feeders. You have a few options.

Pygmy corydoras, you can start with 4 and have up to 6 or 7 maximum, start with a lower number and add a few more after a couple weeks if you do the fish-in cycle. They are really fun little fish who are quite active when they are in a proper group, easy to keep, and really fun.

You can do otocinclus instead of corydoras. I would suggest not, because they need a well seasoned tank with a good amount of algae and biofilm and can be challenging to keep. Nevertheless, I have 5 of these in my 10gal and they do awesome. 3 females, 2 males. They are fat, peaceful, happy, and mine have some iridescence to them since they grew up nice and healthy. I love them!

With either betta and corydoras or otocinclus, doesnt matter, you can also have up to 3 mystery snails in your tank if your filtration is really really really good. These guys are a little messy and can get big but they are amazing! Only pick really active ones, if they are all lazy at the store get different ones or wait for another shipment. They have so much character and can get as big as like, a lemon! I have 3 beautiful grey ones in my 10gal, and in my 5.5 gallon amano shrimp and wild female betta tank I have 1 ivory colored and 1 golden colored mysteries. In my Fluval Spec V, I have 1 black mystery snail. They are really really cool and I would be sad to have a tank without them.

And that is a good complete stocking for your tank. I also have red cherry shrimp in my 10, but those can be hard to find. If you want, you can add some of those or amano shrimp.

My 10 gallon is a blast to watch and it's because I set myself up for success from the beginning. I never get bored, it's like a whole ecosystem and there's always something cute or funny going on! My tankmates get along really well, and often hang out together, it is really fascinating.

u/MilkPudding · 6 pointsr/Aquariums

Most likely just a birth defect, defects are common among fish but usually breeders will cull fish that have very obvious deformities.

Give him lots of spaces to rest near the surface so he can breath air if he wants, try large-leafed plants like Pennywort or Banana Plants. A Betta Hammock works too.

Try Hikari Betta Bio-Gold, the pellet size is very small and it will be more nutritious than flakes. Most flakes have a lot of filler ingredients (usually wheat) so that it can be made into "flake" form and thusly aren't very nutritious for Bettas, who are carnivores. New Life Spectrum Grow 0.5mm pellets are a good choice too.

u/dcp51493 · 6 pointsr/Aquariums
u/itscharlii · 6 pointsr/bettafish

i think what op has is this: , still 30 dollars though :(

u/deejaywhy · 5 pointsr/Aquariums

Equipment: IMO aquaclears are the best HOB filter. Canister filters are a little more expensive and can be a little more difficult than HOBs at first as far as cleaning and setting up. However, they are superior to HOBs in most ways. Eheim and fluval make great canisters, then sunsun have been hit or miss from what I've heard.

I suggest getting two heaters, one on each side of the tank. That way if one fails your fish won't be fried or frozen.

Substrate: pool filter sand is easy and cheap, it can grow plants fine if you use root tabs. You can try the walstad method, which involves putting down a layer of organic potting soil then capping it with sand. It is cheap and very effective for growing plants if done right. The downfall is that it can be messy and its very very hard to rescape. Other options are plant substrates. Eco complete and flourite are two decent substrates for growing plants, moderately priced too. If you have extra money to spend then you can use some type of aquasoil. ADA, Mr. Aqua, ST are all high quality plant substrates, but again pricey.

Lighting: Finnex makes great LEDs for growing plants, a little expensive, but they are very good. For 20" height, the planted+ or original Fugeray should be fine without CO2 and not promote too much algae.

Plants: For plants, you probably won't be able to carpet dwarf baby tears without a strong LED and pressurized CO2. You can do a dwarf hair grass carpet, but it might go slowly without investing in a good light. aquaswap is a great place to buy plants. Butteredscrimp puts out a monthly sale and can help you assemble a plant package. I can vouch for him as being reliable. Just have to give him a price range, some details about your tank such as lighting and size, and some plants you like!

Decorations: Driftwood is a great way to fill space and make your tank feel a little more natural. Spider wood and manzanita are my favorite. Check your LFS to see if they have any pieces you like first. If not, there are several good places you can get driftwood online. Driftwood will release tannins (won't harm fish) into your tank when placed in water and might take a while to sink depending on the piece. I suggest putting it in while your tank is cycling.

You can also go with rocks/stones. They should be scrubbed under hot water before going into the tank. Some rocks can break down and affect your water chemistry. To test if they will you can do the vinegar test. Take the rock and add a few drops of vinegar or a stronger acid. If it fizzles or bubbles then it should not be placed in the tank because it can raise the pH of the water.

Fish: For shrimp amano shrimp are great, they eat hair algae and scavenge leftovers. They won't breed in freshwater though. Red cherry shrimp come in different grades (all very attractive) and are a relatively easy shrimp to keep, they will breed like crazy if provided an adequate environment The babies will be small and can/will be eaten by most fish.

For snails, nerite snails are regarded as some of the best algae eaters, won't reproduce in freshwater, and they are very cool looking. But female snails will leave unattractive, hard to remove, white eggs everywhere. You need a metal blade to scrape them off. u/gastropoid is your go to for snail info.

For a schooling fish you can go big or small. some of my favorite bigger schooling fish include congo tetras and bosemani rainbowfish. There are lots of other good sized rainbowfish if you decide to go that direction. Some popular small schooling fish include harlequin rasboras, neon tetras, cardinal tetras, and rummy nose tetras. Other tetras and rasboras will work too! Some rasboras are tiny though, maxing out at about 1 inch so those are a little less compatible usually. Barbs are another good schooling fish, but they can be nippy and semi-aggressive. Otocinclus are a schooling fish, but they are algae eaters and can be a little sensitive when brought into a new tank.

Fish I would avoid are common plecos, they get massive. And chinese/siamese algae eaters. They are fantastic algae eaters as juveniles, but they become aggressive when they grow up.

final thoughts: if you're going planted, look into EI dosing and root tabs, it will help plants thrive. You said you have experience with freshwater tanks so I assume you know about the nitrogen cycle and fishless cycling. If you don't there is a site under the helpful links tab at the top of the page. Look through the other links there too! great information. Visit plantedtank for more plant info, inspiration, and guides.

Good luck!

u/sl1pperyp1ckle · 5 pointsr/Aquascape

You could get some better substrate...

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

u/barben416 · 5 pointsr/bettafish

Zoo Med Floating Betta Log


u/CuTea11 · 5 pointsr/Aquariums

Hygrophilla Seeds from amazon Luffy 2oz. Pack Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds - Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks - Easy to Grow Carpet Plants for Aquarium - Safe for Shrimp, Goldfish and Guppies

The tall plants were just from an unlabeled pack of bulbs from my local fish store. I think they were labeled “betta bulbs” or something to that effect. Sorry! I hope someone on here knows what they are.

u/Mr_Shiba · 4 pointsr/Aquariums

Sure, both the Cube and the Bowl are a mix of Seachem Flourite as base substrate and Fluval Shirmp Stratum in the surface

The Spec below is using only Fluval's

u/hatehardon · 4 pointsr/PlantedTank

Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum, 8.8-Pound

My betta loves the live plants!

u/Twofu · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

If you're doing plants, you could look up on ada aquasoil

or eco-complete

or flourite

You could also mixup them

u/suxer · 3 pointsr/bettafish

As stated in title, Fishy is the newest member of our household.

My first instinct was to read up on bettas and in doing so, found this subreddit.

I have several doubts, such as:

  • what kind of betta is this?

  • Is it healthy? (Ive seen more vibrant colors on pics posted here)

  • Can/Should I pair it with other fish?

  • Are pellets preferred over flakes?

    As per suggestions on this sub, I think buying a bigger tank is my number 1 priority; im currently looking into a Tetra Tank (3 Gallons), this one is favored by my wife, as she finds its aesthetically pleasing (and I agree). However, most people suggest a 5 Gallon tank, so Im also looking into a GloFish Tank, we both dislike the blue led on this model and the black plastic lid it comes with.

    In any case, we're also looking to buy the following:

  • heater

  • Thermometer

  • Silk plant

  • Log/Hiding spot

  • Filter * which we think we would only buy if we get the Tetra Tank, as per amazon commenters suggestions.

    We already have a net (for scooping), drops to dechlorinate water, aquarium salt (for cleaning) and what you see already in the tank.

    Please help us give this fish an awesome life!

    PS.: We are not in the US, if it even matters.
u/blinc22 · 3 pointsr/bettafish

Amazon they look really good for the price.

u/vally78 · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

Thank you all so much for your patience! thoothsk is right, i should have given more information. I hate when people call me for tech support and say "my computer isnt working, can you come fix it" when they just need to load paper into their printer or some other equally as frustrating lack of detail. So here goes:

Pic Of Tank

  1. 5 Gallon
  2. It has a regular shop light style fixture that has 2 48" plant bulbs in it. something akin to these
  3. Aqueon Filter 57 GPH
  4. Eco Complete Substrate I think i am going to switch substrate. I do not like the eco complete. I rinsed it and rinsed it, but it still gives off dust particles. BUT the substrate shouldn't really matter, since the java fern are not planted in the substrate, right?
  5. Liquid CO2 -yes, i know this isnt ideal, but i plan on taking this tank to work eventually, and a big rig of co2 stuff isnt going to work
  6. Flourish and Leaf Zone doses weekly based on the guidelines on the bottle for a 5 gallon tank. I alternate days so i am not doing both of these on the same day.
    1.10G Heater so the temp is about 78

    So, i think that is all the answers, and again. Thank you for your patience. I should have given more details.

    My main question is should i throw these 6 java fern plants out, or are they salvageable in the condition they are in, if i give them time? I believe i will not order from this vendor again.

    EDIT: i have no fish in the tank. :) I have a 55G tank that i used to put lots of fake plants in because i love the look of plants, so this 5 gallon is my attempt at starting plants first. Fish when allll is well.

    EDIT 2:
  • pH Level – NORMAL RANGE: but usually a bit on the higher end of normal. IL had hard water
  • Chlorine – NORMAL RESULTS: 0.0 mg/L When i do water changes, i put in Tap Water Conditioner
  • Ammonia – NORMAL RESULTS: 0 mg/L
  • Nitrite – NORMAL RESULTS: about .3 mg/L
  • Nitrate – NORMAL RANGE: about 20 mg/L
  • Hardness – NORMAL RANGE: a little on the high side because IL has hard water.
u/TrekkieTechie · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

Had someone ask for an inventory list and thought I'd post it up here for visibility.

Coralife Biocube 14 - $199

Lighting System - $141

u/LawyersRock · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

I guess I'm a little late on this, but I use Eco-Complete in most of my planted tanks and I wouldn't use anything else.

u/anonymoose_octopus · 3 pointsr/bettafish

If a fish is inactive, it usually means they don't have enough room to swim around and explore. 5 gallons is beautiful for a betta, you should do a 5 gallon with live plants, it's beautiful to look at! If you're concerned about price as well, here are some good options:

  • Petco has 5 gallon Aqueon tanks for sale for ~$16 dollars.
  • A good filter to use for these would be the Aqueon Quietflow Internal Filter AT10. I use one of these in a 1.5 gallon hospital tank, but the gph is good for up to 5 gallons. And it's only $15!
  • You can use anything for a tank lid, but if cost is an issue, these guys work great, ~$7.
  • A good, inexpensive heater is the Hydor 25 watt heater. ~15 bucks and from what I've heard (I'm getting one tomorrow for my new Spec V so I'll update if anything goes wrong) it's amazing.
  • You can use any substrate that supports plant life, but I personally use Eco-Complete Plant Substrate. It's around $20 for a 20 lb. bag, so it's a pretty good deal as well.
  • Plants in general can be quite inexpensive. If you just buy a couple of Anubias (the large variety) and some java ferns, maybe some Anacharis to float or bunch, you're looking at ~$34 dollars (give or take) for the entirety of your tank's plants.

    All in all, you're looking at ~$107 for a better tank for your fish, or ~$53 for just the basic set up (minus the live plants/plant supporting substrate). If you want lighting, I've heard that basic desk lamps like this one work great in lieu of expensive LED setups.


    You can buy a Fluval Spec V, they're on sale for $59.99 and come with a filter, lighting, lid, etc. All you would need is substrate and a heater.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
u/asinus_stultus · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

Most of what you list can be purchased second hand in Craigslist. For instance, I live in Houston and Craigslist has this available right now. That would drop almost the entire cost to $400.

I have a medium/heavily planted tank depending on who you ask. Here is a picture. This was done without any CO2. I use Eco-Complete as the substrate. I add one package of root tabs every 3 months. I spent a total of $109 for the mega-pack at

If you were to purchase your tank and supplies second-hand, you could have a tank almost identical to mine for $500 or less.

u/shimdim · 3 pointsr/gerbil

Buy 4 single tiles from your local hardware store. Keep one tile in the cage, one on standby and two in the freezer. The tile in the cage will always be slightly cooler than anything around it so the gerbils can spread out on it to cool themselves off. After a few hours, the tile will have absorbed the heat produced by your gerbils, so switch it out with the other tile on standby. If it gets really hot, pull out the tile from the freezer and push it against the outside of their cage or underneath it. This method may cause condensation within the tank, so look out for that and clean up afterwards. Replace the two freezer tiles with each other when one loses its cooling powers.

Here is what they sell at pet stores marked up slightly higher than hardware stores :

Also, your gerbils will pee on the tile often. Easy to clean up. I've noticed gerbils like to pee on smooth surfaces. If you put an empty mason jar in one corner of the cage, and clean it out 2+ times a day, they will learn to pee in that Mason jar instead of on the tile. Potty Trained gerbils!

u/cmdR_CHRIS · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

Too late, already bought my Flourite Black 15.4 lbs for $20.03. I have had good experience with Flourite so I'm not to bummed out.

Thanks for the heads up on the price. It would be nice if more hobbits would post deals like these when they come up. May be we should have a deals thread similar to the RAOK threads. Hint.. hint..

edit: hobbyists (I'm tired)

u/jynnjynn · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

I suggest going with flourite black instead. Your sand WILL start to sink and mix with the flourite, and it will look a lot more natural with flourite black than the red.

If you want a carpet like the one youve pictured, Id strongly suggest you drystart the tank. You can learn more about it over at /r/plantedtank

I would probably go with a finnex Ray2 or a regular planted+ for the light. No reason you should need 2 of the, either. I really don't get what all the hype is about the planted+ 24/7. Its not a brighter higher par light, its just got a built in timer (which can be emulated for $4 with a mechanical outlet timer) and some gimicky (imo) color settings

You may want to look into Co2 systems as well, a high light tank with no Co2 is usually going to be an algae farm. You may be able to get away with dosing Excel or another liquid carbon instead of pressurized Co2, but id go ahead and do some research and pick something out in case you cant.

u/how_fedorable · 3 pointsr/bettafish

I don't use one myself, but plenty of other users here have them, haven't heard anything bad so far. Though if you're worried, there are plenty of alternatives. you can get a floating log (though I did hear stories about that one losing color).

You can also make something yourself by gluing plants (javafern or anubias), small pieces of driftwood, or small decorations to a suction cup. there is specific aquarium safe plant glue, though regular (aquarium safe) sillicone or super glue (the one that contains cyanoacrylate, I use this one) also work well and won't kill your fish. Be sure to let it cure/dry though!

u/BlerpDerps · 3 pointsr/bettafish

(I’m no expert but) I’m pretty sure bettas almost always love bigger spaces as long as they have plenty of clutter to hide in. I’d recommend getting some fake silk plants to provide some more hiding areas. Beware of ordering silk plants from amazon though, they’re usually not made of silk and/or aren’t as pictured. I love and definitely recommend the silk plants from Petco! They’re usually between $4 and $6 each or you could get a 3-pack for $10. :)

You could also consider getting them a floating betta log or some kind of cave-like thing that isn’t see-through to hide in. Just make sure any rough edges are filed down so this little guy doesn’t hurt himself further.

As for the potential fin-biting: if your current treatment doesn’t work, do NOT add aquarium salt directly into the tank. While it is generally true that aquarium salt helps to heal fins, it is best to set up a separate tank with aquarium salt that you can put your buddy in for a few minutes (will have to re-set it up every time). This is because the aquarium salt can (and usually will) disrupt your biofilter! The stuff I use and has worked wonders for my boys is Seachem’s StessGuard . It’s safe to add directly into your tank and it’s okay for use with pretty much any fish, plants, salt/freshwater, you name it.

Edit: spelling

u/runaround66 · 3 pointsr/bettafish

Mine loves his. I just got him the smallest one - this one.

u/ermahlerd · 3 pointsr/Aquariums
u/furgenhurgen · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

One thing you can get that your betta will love you for is this. I have a 10 gallon tank that I use for rooting houseplants that I have made trimmings of, and I have a betta and a golden mystery snail that live in it. Gilbert (that's the betta) loved twining into the roots of the plants once they started rooting out, but when I would take the plants out to pot and start new trimming, his resting spots hear the top of the water disappeared. I put three of these around the tank, and he spends more time on them than anywhere else. To get them used to the hammock, put their food in the water directly over the leaf so they have to almost rest on it to eat. I keep mine about an inch to an inch and a half under the water surface, and he LOVES them.

Edit for: I could put some small community fish in there, but Gilbert is way too possessive of his tank for even the most drab small fish to enter it. He gets pissed at me for walking by it on my way to feed him, and even though there are multiple hiding spots in the tank for him to claim as his own, he chased the 2 danio fish I tried to house with him until I thought he or the danio fish would keel over from exhaustion. Sometimes betta fish are just happier being by themselves.

u/onetrueatom · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

I got mine on amazon! Here's the link.

He's a little slow at using it. He kind of just uses the suction cup and not the leaf haha.

u/Francine_Smith · 3 pointsr/bettafish

Here ya go! :)

u/BHeiny91 · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

Zoo Med Laboratories AZMFA50 Sinking Ceramic Betta Log

u/Jo0ples · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

Amazon! I'm from the UK so they might not have the same version but here's the link to the one I have: (the green fake moss is obviously darker than the photo).

If you're from the US, when I first asked someone about these tubes they said they got theirs from PetSmart :)

u/Camallanus · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

You can probably fit around 50 shrimp in there. It depends on the surface area (tank size, decorations, plants, etc.) that the shrimp have to hang on.

I would start with one though to make sure your betta is okay with shrimp. Some are and some aren't. Also, I would get some marimo moss balls for the shrimp to graze on the tiny organisms that live on them. These are the ones I got since they were pretty cheap (I see some in LFS that are $8 each...):

u/Rodger_Rodger · 3 pointsr/bettafish

This is the one I got. It came with more than advertised:

u/Dd7990 · 3 pointsr/bettafish

Nice black CT :). As a suggestion, I think he could do better with at least one more plant, with wide leaves that are tall enough to reach just about 1/2 inch below the water surface for him to rest on, and maybe some Marimo moss balls (I recommend

Some name ideas:
Midnight, Ninja, Shadow, Zephyr, Nikolai...
Adriano - Dark - Variant of Adrian - Spanish,
Cerin - little dark one - Scottish,
Donahue - Dark warrior - Gaelic,
Kieron- dark - Irish

u/LinkToU · 3 pointsr/OnePiece

I would personally recommend This one, it looks 100% like Zoro's hair, and you get 4 wigs for only 9.99 USD!

u/soon2Bintoxicated · 3 pointsr/bettafish

A couple alternatives to large plants are to use floating plants and/or pot them in glass pots with suction cups and stick them to the glass at any height. I mostly use different varieties of anubias in my bettas tanks. Some are planted, potted and floating as seen in these pictures. Ferns are another good low tech plant.

u/macheteHaircut · 3 pointsr/PlantedTank

These are the ones I bought. They’re the cheapest I could find. Highly doubt there’s any difference between the ones that sell for $30 and these where you get 2 for $8. Lol

u/Sieg626 · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

People call them egg crates. I found these on amazon. The ones I got had to be modified to snap them together. Here is the link although I would probably look at other ones than these, but it will get you going in the right direction.

u/Joooop · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Here are some pictures from setting up the hardscape, as well as a close up of the plants

And here's some info!

Tank - mr aqua 12g long The back of the tank has been painted with plastidip.

Filter - Eheim 2215

Heater - Hydor 200w inline heater

Light - Current USA Satellite LED+. Have it dimmed to ~60% RGB/White on a memory setting.

Light stand - This off amazon which I had to bend a bit since it's narrower than the Satellite.

Pipes - Chinese lily pipes off ebay. Going to be replacing them with these stainless steel ones


Sand - Carib sea sand

Gravel substrate - Seachem Flourite

Rocks - Seiryu Stone I bought a few packs and have a good amount extra, just to use interesting pieces. Took a chisel to one rock to get smaller parts to work with.

Wood - 4 Pieces of small / medium spiderwood from my LFS. My LFS had a good selection and they let me configure some pieces to see how they'd work together.



  • Anubias Nana Petite
  • Cryptocoryne Parva
  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Green
  • Java Fern Sp. Narrow
  • Anubias Nana Thick Leaf
  • Cryptocoryne Wendtii Red
  • Staurogyne Repens

    No fauna yet but I plan on moving my RCS over, and getting some micro crabs and possibly another type of shrimp!
u/kingofkiingzs25 · 2 pointsr/Goldfish

I’ve been told this one is good. Recently got it, but haven’t used it. Will be doing so when I get the plants in the mail.

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

u/lvlegabyte · 2 pointsr/Aquariums


Item| Description
Tank | 55 Gallon
Filter|[Marineland Penguin 350] (
Filter | Marineland Penguin 150 filled with Biomax

Heater| Aqueon 200w heater
Substrate | Tahitian Moon Sand
Substrate| CaribSea Eco Complete
Lighting|Marineland Single Bright

I wish I went with a better lighting system as it's very weak, I can only grow low light, easy going plants. Currently looking for something better. I also want to upgrade to a [this] ( canister filter.

I have in there some platties, had 4 red and 4 yellow but some died and some spawned, I don't know how much platties I have. I also have 2 green cory catfish, and 2 zebra danios (I know I'm supposed to have more, but when I first started out I had about 6 of each with some guppies. Had a bad ich attack and lost everyone except the two corys and two danios)

u/Mocha_Shakea_Khan · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Things you'll need:



You'll need this for the filter


lamp i bought mine at a supercenter for 7.99; this link is to let you know what it looks like


I personally use everything on this list; they're cheap and reliable. To maintain the sponge filter all you have to do is rinse it in a bucket filled with tank water, after a water change for example, every 2 weeks.

Go to r/plantedtank for info on plants, but i will give you some quick tips

  1. Plants are living organisms; they need nutrients just as we humans need nutrients. They definitely get malnurish and it shows. To prevent malnourishment aka nutrient deficiency you need to dose nutrients. I reccomend seachem flousrish, seachem excel, and seachem potassium. If you only want like 1 or 2 plants then you might be able to get away with only dosing flourish, but if you want a good amount of plants you will eventually need every nutrient including nitrogen(depending on how many fish you have), iron, and phosphorus. If you don't dose nutrients your plants may die and you may also get an algae farm; once algae gets established it can be hard to remove so it's better to prevent it. You could also dose co2, but that's later on; you'll need experience with plants first.

  2. In the planted tank community fish tanks are distinguished by low tech setups and high tech setups. I'm not gonna explain the difference, look it up yourself, but you will start out with a low tech setup. Since you'll have a low tech setup look up low tech plants on google or whatever search engine you use. The most common are moss, wisteria, anubias and so on.

    This is everything i can think of on the fly, but do a lot of research on your own. Having a planted tank isn't as easy as just plopping in some plants and watch as they flourish.
u/DontCallMeJay · 2 pointsr/bettafish

I prefer a proper gravel over a glass bottom as it makes the tank look a lot more natural.

I've also heard sand can be tricky to work with so I'd recommend something simple like Eco-Complete.

u/Jeayla · 2 pointsr/bettafish

I had trouble finding the supplies I needed from my local pet stores (especially for cheap), and ended up getting some things off Amazon.

An adjustable heater, for up to 10 gallons:

Aquarium rocks/substrate for a planted, healthier aquarium:

Cheapest supply of aquarium plants I've found--oh no, my favorite store, Aquatic Discounts, is on a hiatus! Well, here's something similar:

Rinse before planting, and watch carefully and remove dying leaves/sections in the first few weeks, but they really are a great value for the volume you'll get.

u/WhaleSharkPark · 2 pointsr/bettafish

I appreciate that!
I have a very fine white gravel with [this substrate ](CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black the two werent meant to mix but my husband disturbed them too much and I like the natural look

u/GravityClaus · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

So the only thing I have against Eco-Complete is how insanely expensive it is. According to the instructions on the bag and the current prices on amazon, we're looking at $85 - $170 just for substrate.

Compare that to the pool filter sand at only $25 - $50

u/baretto · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Is this sand okay for kuhli loaches that like to swim around in the sand?

Also plan in getting putting shrimp, will it be safe for them?

u/sputum_collector · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I'm pretty sure it was this stuff CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

I bought it from my local fish store, he was going to stop carrying it, he he sold it to me 50% off

u/cargobroombroom · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

Is this the stuff you meant? Or can amazon not find ADA aquasoil?

Do you know if either of the 2 substrates you mentioned are compatible with shrimp? I'd like to add some when I get the tank set .

u/coryking · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

There is a lot of differing opinions on what makes a good substrate.

This is what I got: CaribSea Eco-Complete

Why did I get that? Because it was available on Amazon Prime and well rated :-) So far, so good.

u/BravoTeam127 · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I was planning on buying this stuff

Bad idea? Good idea? Maybe do a little organic miracle grow on the bottom?

u/mollymule · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I use CaribSea Eco-complete. It's black, beautiful, and easy to handle. I bought it from Amazon and used it in two new nano tanks and I will use it exclusively moving forward. You can find a lot of information on it here:

Good luck to you.

u/El-Grunto · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

Same boat. I cancelled my order because I had $40 in change so I thought I'd go to a Coin Star and put the money on an Amazon gift card since there is no 10% fee when made into a gift card rather than cash. Now I have $40 for Amazon which would have nearly paid for my order and now it barely covers 1 bag. I guess I'll be waiting some more.

Here's a price tracker for it and you can set up email alerts for when it gets below a certain price.

u/zenquarium · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I use a mix of substrate whatever is onsale. My favorite right now is organic gardening soil capped with sand but takes a lot of time to prep it but its cheap like 50lbs is less then 10 dollars. Here a link to prepping it:

I used ecocomplete which is basically lava gravel. Here a link to it I got it for 3 dollars when my LFS was remodeling.

I use blasting sand its like 8 dollars for 50lbs. Here a link to it

I used fluval stratum. Got it one sale

I used seachem onyx sand. Got it for free during a store raffle.

I used cat litter unscented and natural clay.

I used azoo soil

I never never vacuum, clean, or siphon my substrate in my aquariums just let all the plants and substrate absorb the fish waste as nutrients.

In my opinion you can grow plants with any gravel or substrate just need nutrients. When I using just sand only as a subrate I supply it with plant food. I used Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Smart-Release Plant Food here is the link:

It was almost 4 dollars at walmart. How you use the garden plant food is just mix it with your substrate or sprinkle it and push it down into the substrate with your finger or chopstick. It sinks inside aquariums. I used the plant food about once every 6 months or when I think its 6 months which could be 4 months. I don't know all my plants are just growing fine.

With that said I recommend ADA Nature Substrate even tho I never used it. Because Amano Takashi, founder of ADA, knows a lot more then me I just never found it onsale or locally otherwise I would had brought it.

What I would do is use the gravel to make slopes and hill interesting landscape then mix or put plant food in it and then cover it with ADA soil.

I never ran into anaerobic zone issues but then again I had trumpet snails to help my substrate breath. Some of my substrate or gravel were 7cm+ tall and plants still grew not sure how far there roots went but they grew.

I have about 6 dirted tanks and one them had issues developing gas in the substrate. I had to poke the substrate every few days to release the gas other wise I think my plants wouldn't had grow. I think that could had been Anaerobic not sure but plants still grew but just slower compare to the other dirted tanks.

Will I hope that helps.

u/sharkjab · 2 pointsr/chinchilla

We have a chinchilla and live in NE Indiana near the Michigan border. We keep our thermostat at 65-68 in the winter when it snows and he is fine. We have also bought some cooler granite boards for his cage that he can lay on if he gets too hot. I have provided a link for that below. In the summer we usually keep a small fan near his cage so he can cool off if he is too hot.

u/BridgfordJerky · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Interesting. Right now my Betta tank is a pure substrate of black Flourite which the LFS told me was the best for planted tanks.

That tank's about a year old and I've since learned that you're better off mixing the substrate, so my 25g is a mix of black flourite and then some regular stone substrate, I'm not sure if it has a special name.

Am I SOL with that kind of setup unless I resort to CO2 or fertilizers? A total substrate change would be a pretty big job at this point, but if that's what it takes maybe an experiment in the 6g would be a place to start.

Here's a pic of my substrate in the 25g:

u/mchoat013 · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Definitely be looking in to canister filters. You would probably do best with having two large-ish canister filters, sorry I don't have any brand recommendations.

Substrate: Since you're planning to do a planted tank I would definitely recommend this one. It is really good for plants and super good quality, not to mention I personally think it looks really amazing (depends what kind of look you want for your tank)

Plants: Again these really depend on what kind of look you're going for but I'll just give you some of the common low tech ones that always look killer in a tank

- Back of tank: Vallisineria, Amazon sword, Java fern, water wisteria and Ludwigia Repens

- Middle-ish of tank: Pygmy Chain Sword, anubia and anubia nana (keep in mind anubia needs to
be attached to an ornament/stone/driftwood not planted in gravel)

-Front of tank, completely optional but some small patched of carpeting plants often look nice:
Dwarf baby tears, java moss and dwarf hairgrass

Fish: Look everybody has different taste in fish, for me I really like Australian rainbows, tiger barbs,
golden blue rams, koi angelfish, fantail goldfish. If you reply back with some fish you personally like
the look of I might be able to help you come up with a stocking list

u/LoveChops · 2 pointsr/walstad

For a cap I used Seachem Flourite Black Clay Gravel It's worked fine I think I want to try sand next time.

u/zoobtube · 2 pointsr/AquaSwap
u/ecrous-deez · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I use this. It's a very nice color and my guppies have been loving it, it is for planted tanks though. My plants have been loving it aswell. If you'd like me to send you pictures of my setup I can.

u/zonumnire · 2 pointsr/bettafish

I have this one. I didn't buy it online though, I have seen them at pretty much every pet store!

u/Kyla_420 · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Very nice! I really like how you changed the driftwood.

Once you’re ready for fish I’m sure your betta would love a floating log!

u/Wilde_17 · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Ah that's good! I think just keep an eye on him, if you're really worried, you could get him something like this to sleep on. (Also, if you're happy with the baffled filter I would keep it. Otherwise you'll have to cycle the tank again) I hope I've helped and good luck :)

u/chukichi12 · 2 pointsr/bettafish

[Anubias] ( are the easiest ones to care for--I've had mine for years and until recently they've never had any special plant lighting. There are tons of different types but most sold in the pet stores are easy. With proper light they will grow bigger and more lush, but with regular light they will survive just fine. Tie the rhizome to a rock or even a decoration and that's literally it. The roots will work their way down eventually. If you can get some floating plants that is great for them, too (frogbit, dwarf water lettuce). Plants take in the nitrates so they look pretty, provide shelter and hiding and help keep the water clean. If you don't do that, do silk plants. They are a bit more expensive but zero maintenance. I have both types in one of my tanks and the betta likes them both but hangs out in the floating plants more.

If you see your betta laying down on a leaf (silk or live) he's probably just resting. [Betta hammocks] ( are great for that, too. It gives them a resting spot when they go to the surface for air. some bettas ignore them, others love them like crazy.

u/yesoom · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have this betta leaf hammock, which apparently bettas like to sleep on! I'd love to put it in my betta's tank! It's in my Under $5 list. Thanks for the contest!

u/william44isme · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Make sure your heater is at least 20 watt. If not, try to get a more powerful one ASAP.

Otherwise, looking good! You could get a betta leaf for your betta to rest on if you wanted :)

u/Zevyn · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Give him something to rest on that's closer to the surface.

u/vbaspcppguy · 2 pointsr/bettafish

I ordered this one tonight:

I should be out tomorrow, I'll hit petco and look for that one. Sounds nicer than this one.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

"Ignore me, sorry, I'm dying. Crushed by an off-brand drink machine. ... Oh my God, just like that old, gypsy woman said!"

"You've got to stop going to her."


"I make my own luck"


u/megrimlockrocks · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Thanks so much for your reply! My tank is the popular portrait 5G tank. I have a heater, a sinking Betta log ( and hammock leaf as well. Once I am familiar with the routine, I definitely want to get some live plants & two ghost shrimps.

I bought a bag of very small pebbles, but they got sucked up all the way to the tip of the siphon, so I decided to go with bigger ones, but still did not work quite well. I guess I will switch to sand sometime...

Yup, I will post picture next time! Thanks again for your advice :)

u/xtwistedxlovex · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Here are some

And another.

One more

Here's a bubbler

Google tip: Put specific terms in quotes. Example: "army tank" aquarium ornament

u/Terminal_MTS · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

If you’re going to go with RCS, definitely add some real plants and mosses.

For starters, I highly reconmend this link. I’ve ordered them 3 times, and didn’t receive less then 7-8 moss balls either time. In one order, one of the moss balls grew to the size of a softball.

You can actually pull them apart and attach the moss to rocks or driftwood using super glue, which i did due to running out of space for moss balls.

Even if you decide to not get any real plants, this is a great addition to your tank and requires no extra work. Another super easy plant to grow that shrimp loves is hornwort.

u/Niwrad0 · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

The Tank

For the gravel I het a $5 discount card since I bought some cat toys, so I got that for $7 from Petco. I would recommend the fluval shrimp stratum though

Then I got this set of marimo balls

Got some pre-filter inlet covers

API Freshwater test kit for $20 from amazon

API GH KH test kit for $8 from amazon

a basic TDS electric meter for $10 from ebay

I got salty shrimp 100 grams for about $20 off ebay

Then I bought a piece of driftwood from the Pet store for $10

I got three java moss balls from the pet store for $6 each

Bought an Anubias plant from the pet store for I believe it was $12

I got 3 amano shrimp and 5 CRS from the pet store, prices vary so check your own pet store.

u/Rodrigo702 · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I kind of want to get them.. theres some bad reviews which scare me a bit but 4.1k reviews for 4.5 stars seems good. And the deal itself is pretty good too.

u/ColdDonut · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum

I used it in my larger 12G Edge tank as well. Stuff grows very well with appropriate lighting.

u/FlishMonkey · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Hey all, I’m finally preparing to make the leap into shrimp keeping. I have a ~15 gallon tank (pictured above with water bottle for scale) with a sponge filter and I have a large piece of wood with Java ferns in another tank I’m going to move into it. I’m new to shrimp and planted tanks and am very excited, but in need of some advice as far as necessities.

I’m planning on getting the following:
-Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum (8.8 pound) substrate
-this LED Full Spectrum Light
-some java moss for ground cover

I have a couple questions as well:
-Are there any small snails y’all would recommend?
-What test kits would you recommend?
-Is RO/DI water necessary?

I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the community! Thanks for your help!

u/I_love_420 · 2 pointsr/OnePiece

It could have also came from Luffy Marimo moss balls which would explain Zoro's design and nickname too.

u/newdaysameway · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/NintenReddit · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

I actually recently started a planted tank back in December 2014 and purchased from two separate sellers on Amazon since I live in an area where aquatic plants are not sold. Here's what I got:

  1. Marimo Moss Ball from Marimo Pet Store: Bought these and they came EXACTLY as pictured. They are doing VERY well and continue to stay a nice vibrant green. Bonus: I've already gotten a new offshoot started from one of them that shed a clump off and my RCS LOVE them.

  2. Half Mat of Java Fern from SubstrateSource: Also SHOCKED as to how good of a condition this was upon arrival. Shipped properly and didn't suffer at all even though the weather was like -30F where I live when it shipped. Upon arrival it was a GORGEOUS shade of dark green with minimal spots, and it was HUGE. Like, some of the leaves were close to a foot long. Although slow-growing it's doing well in my tank.

    Hope this helps you. I'd encourage you to read the reviews on Amazon as well for these products - I trust the reviews of previous purchasers a lot more than what the company itself says as they often provide insight into the company's business procedure as well.

    EDIT: I also tried purchasing plants from an international seller on eBay (read: like halfway around the world). Not sure how it made it through customs, but it took like 3 weeks to get to me. Don't make that mistake. If you won't be receiving your plants within a week or so of purchasing, look elsewhere. Reputable sellers will either use Prime on Amazon or at the least be VERY open with you as to how you will be receiving your item. Both of the sellers I shared with you above do one of these and I was very happy with the service I received from both.
u/Sobemiki · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Thank you! The fern comes attached to a piece of coconut shell. I picked it up from amazon.

coco fern from amazon

u/remembertosmilebot · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:

this java fern


^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/NikitaChiquita · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I want some of these.

u/sandiegopic · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Senzeal 2x Crystal Glass Aquatic...

u/ShrimpAndCustardSoup · 2 pointsr/bettafish

Nope. Plain fluorite substrate and tapwater. Carpets with normal aquatic plants are hard. Carpets with this stuff is so easy a 5 year old could do it.

Luffy 2oz. pack Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds - Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks - Easy to Grow Aquarium Plant - Safe for Shrimp, Goldfish and Guppies

u/elainebug27 · 2 pointsr/PlantedTank

I grew my carpet from seeds and it took about two weeks for the sprouts to get big enough to flood if I remember correctly. Ever since I flooded it’s been flourishing and the tank has been running for a month now.

Here’s the link if you want to check them out and there’s a video of the carpet on my profile but it’s gotten much more full!

u/MegaMenehune · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

No, it's just holes like an egg crate or milk crate.

I assume it's normal use is to diffuse light but I've never seen them used in their traditional purpose. I've only seen them used as aquarium lids, dividers, aquascaping, and DIY filtration systems.

u/beardtamer · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

Well I can’t sell you mine but you can at least buy the hobbit hole part?

u/snowchandler · 2 pointsr/bettafish


I don't know if it'll be large or comfy enough for an adult leopard gecko, the doors are a little elevated on a "hillside" so they're more intended to be swam through, but good luck :)

u/DIDDLY_HOLE_PUNCH · 1 pointr/Aquariums

CaribSea and Flourite are popular aquarium specific substrates. Another popular, and cheaper, option is to use potting soil and cap it with plain pool filter sand or cheap aquarium gravel, like this thread.

u/swindlebin · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

That's a good gravel but it will be hard to carpet small plants in because of the size of the pebbles. So I'd suggest mixing a smaller more nutritious substrate in the areas you want to put your smallest plants. like Flourite
and also bury some fertilizer tabs

u/Rustedbones · 1 pointr/Aquariums

If you're not into the high tech set ups, some of this, and good lighting does wonders for some of the hardier stuff. If you just have some beginner plants it's almost idiot proof. *Source: am an idiot.

u/queenmelisandre · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Do you need like a giant bag or something? Not sure how big your tank is. But this here is only 27 pounds

Theres also Fluval stratum that's said to be good too

u/Downvotes_catpics · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Look at Marina Ecoscaper plants.

u/itsnotme666420 · 1 pointr/bettafish

Your fish will be okay with non ideal conditions for awhile, bettas are hearty fish! (Shame on your friend for the gift but good for you for trying to give this guy the best possible life!!)

For plants make sure you get silk plants, I’d recommend from Amazon.

They are super soft and I haven’t found a better plant for $3 :)
A great live plant is a “Moss Ball” they are sold at most pet stores and are great for Bettas!

Best of luck to you!!

u/StartledSophie · 1 pointr/bettafish

Absolutely! I wasn't sure it was allowed at first. I have two of the Marina Ecoscaper Hydrocotyle Silk Plant. $2.97 (!) at Amazon, but it's an add-on item, so it only ships with an order of $25 or more.

u/AuthoritahDoesFilm · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I think I got this:

and my wife wanted a layer of cheesy glowing stuff similar to this:

The one place the diotoms aren't attacking is the gravel so I figured it shouldn't be the issue.

u/TheRainForst · 1 pointr/Aquariums

> CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

u/NeedsMoreMagic · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Sand can be a challenge for some beginners to get; it just depends on what plants you place in your tank. If you have plants that have high demands, you'll need to dose and use additives. For most beginners, I'd say just start with a substrate that does most of the work for you, especially if this is your first planted tank. (You'll be worrying about getting the lighting and water parameters correct.)

If you use actual sand (pool filter sand), you'll need to use root tabs or additives to the substrate to give the plants the proper macro and micro nutrients. You'll also need to dose ferts, but you might do that anyway, depending on the tank style you're trying to achieve.

If you're just going for that sand/gravel look, you'd get great results with CaribSea's Eco Complete. It's not very much ($22) compared to some other substrates, and does a fantastic job of growing plants, and looks somewhat similar to a sand/gravel effect.

u/AlanRosenthal · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Tank is about 4 years old.

The substrate is this:
I got 4 bags, which is about 2 inches thick.

I've been trying to grow plants, but haven't been having luck. Either the fish eat them or they die. I remove dead leaves & plants from the tank asap.

I also got these as someone recommended them for the plecos:

The plecos are maybe 4-6inches. They're 3ish years old.

I have these lights fixtures on the tank: and this bulb on the side of the tank with the plants

u/The_Stoic_One · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I use a different substrate in each of my tanks.

u/APwinger · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Im not sure if this is classified as gravel, it's Carrib-Sea Eco Complete substrate. I would LOVE to try to get a carpet but am going to hold off for two reasons. First, my hairgrass carpet in my smaller tank died and now looks terrible. Second, I want to figure out the direction im going before I carpet so I can still change things up.

I'll give ordering online a go. I would love some dragonstone and driftwood to work with.

u/PhishKnut · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I tried a dirted tank capped with sand using the Miracle Grow Organic as the dirt. Huge mess. You're on the right track with the Eco Complete. Watch Amazon. They sometimes run the 20 pound bags for around $18us with Prime shipping.

Edit: On sale right now! CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black by Carib Sea

u/mymamaalwayssaid · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I'm going to make this list assuming that you have Amazon in your area and that either you or someone you know has Amazon Prime. If not, then think of this as more of a template that you can tweak using what you have available to you:

  • Tank: Finnex Rimless - This isn't a prefab as much as it is just a blank slate. 7.5 gallons is ample room for a nice little shrimp colony, the tank itself is quite attractive and Finnex is one of my more favored brands for LEDs.

  • Filtration: Depending on your personal preference, I tried/like both the Tom Mini Filter and Deep Blue Biomaxx Nano. They're both quiet, gentle and have few moving parts for easy maintenance and cleaning. It just depends on whether you like submersible or HOB style filters, though if using the Biomaxx I'd suggest wrapping the intake with coarse filter pads or a sponge.

  • Substrate: Eco-Complete - You'll probably be able to grow just about any plant you desire in this stuff, it's dirt cheap compared to other brands and is just as easy to use as plain old normal gravel. One bag should be all you need.

    Hopefully you have Amazon Prime available to you where you are, and if so none of this requires any shipping charge. If you do at most this will cost you $115.79, leaving you lots of money to spend on shrimp and plants! Hope this was helpful to you, best of luck!
u/PM-ME-YOUR-SOURCE · 1 pointr/Jarrariums

The best Jarrarium substrate IMO.

Composed of crushed lava rock, its porous, Ph neutral, and you don't need to wash it beforehand.

u/Lrs8855 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Eco-Complete currently, though I'm not sure how long I will stick with it. I prefer the sand look, and watching Cory's run their little noses through it is my favorite thing ever.

If you want sand, I do recommend Malaysian Trumpet Snails to help aerate it. Good for everyone.

u/batmanisanengineer · 1 pointr/Aquariums

That would be Ecocomplete. One 20 lb bag filled the bottom of my 10g tank as you see in the photo.

u/redhairing326 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Here is a link to it on amazon.
CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

u/lucasnarsta · 1 pointr/Aquariums

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

u/rachamacc · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

This is what I bought. It has nutrients listed on the bag but I figured it wouldn't last forever and I'd need to add root tabs in the future.

u/BalzOnYer4Head · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Without knowing what your budget is, I will give it a go based off my experience.

Don't bother with dirt from your back yard, or from Home Depot. It is doable as the guide below shows, but its a pain in the ass. They make ready made substrate that helps control your pH, already has macro nutrients, has good bacteria in it, and is already rinsed.

1 20 pound bad should be all you need for a 10g. You will spend more time scaping and less time dealing with the "this could have all kinds of bad shit in here" mud in your aquarium.

Edit: Like this stuff

u/black_rose_ · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Not sure - I put a couple cups of this substrate in a tank, put in tap water, and let it sit for like a month. Then I added a few drops of one of those bacterial cultures for new aquariums. After a few days I tested it and all the levels I tested for were normal (pH, nitrate, ammonia), so I dumped in a few floating plants, baby ramshorn snails (~5), 4 baby guppies, and ~10 RCS. I feed them fish food once a day and the shrimp eat all the left overs. It's been in an office that doesn't get natural light for the entire several months.

Every week or two I put two liters of tap water out for 24+ hours, then remove 2 liters from the tank and add the new water in a small stream from a foot or so up, so it really disturbs the surface for gas exchange. Not sure if adding it like that makes any difference, I'm no expert.

u/Cobybetta · 1 pointr/bettafish

Im really not to informed on that first question but on most fish i believe it doesnt, You can check online and see if the fertilizer will have any effect on the specific type of fish your looking for. I have a betta fish with a snail and some shrimp and they all do fine with it.
Java moss grows great on wood. Also i recommend getting some sort of substrate gravel. I use this

u/trouty · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I used this:

You can buy it at PetCo if you don't have a decent LFS nearby. Really nice stuff for planted tanks and significantly cheaper than ADA.

u/ifellin2thepit · 1 pointr/Aquariums

This is the substrate that my wife and I use for our planted tanks.

u/weenie2323 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I got mine on amazon but I have seen it at Petco also.

u/OceanMelodies · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Hello there.

I have set up my Fluval flex 15 gallon and finally added fish earlier this week :) I’m using this substrate

CaribSea Eco-Complete 20-Pound Planted Aquarium, Black

The substrate bed is about 3.5 inches.

The aquarium is stocked with a betta, 3 kuhli loaches and 3 albino cories (the loaches and cories will be moving to a bigger school in my 90 gallon eventually) and 2 amano shrimp.
I have no idea if they’re hitting my bioload hard enough as my water params are pristine :)

I have dragon stone and driftwood with java moss and Anubias and the fake trunk with attached anubias.

Some questions I have

Should I reduce the substrate bed size? I might add a few plants directly into the substrate, but I worry I might have too much.
If I should leave it be, should I get something to go into the substrate? Is there a fish or invert that would stir / sift this type of substrate?
Finally, how would you stock this aquarium?
The betta is a must in this tank, and I think I may get two more amano shrimp as the shrimp at the lfs are considerably large and the betta has left them alone :)

Any opinions on decor or suggestions? I’m very open to constructive criticism:)

Thank you!

u/sheerpoetry · 1 pointr/bettafish

He's been in the tank for about a week. He eats well (mostly Hikari pellets, but also Betta Bug Bites) and has been getting more active with the lights on/off cycle and the same few people filtering in and out. He showed interest in the new thermometer I put in tonight and has stopped hiding every time I open the lid. (Probably because it usually means food time!)

I cycled the tank for about a week before adding him in. I did get the API Kit and my levels were good--0/0/0-5 and my pH is 7.4. I tested again tonight and have maintained the same levels.

I didn't rinse the substrate , as it said to add it directly and then water. I treated my water with the appropriate amount of conditioner that came with the tank kit. (I've ordered Seachem Prime for the water change and beyond.) I planted my plants (Not sure what I have, honestly) and left it to cycle. I dropped in an Aqueon Pure bio ball as well. I added Flourish tabs in two places after a few days when they arrived. I've also since added a moss ball.

This is my gravel vacuum. I also have a general tank kit (net, rake, etc) and a plant kit. I plan to stock Seachem Stability and Seachem Stress Guard. I ended up with a bottle of Tetra Safestart Plus because I thought I would need it, but haven't.

I'm so nervous! The last time I had a betta, my only knowledge was to take him out of the cube, put in fresh water, treat it, and dump him back in. I want to be a good fish mom!

u/PinkBuffalo · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I really like CaribSea. This is what I use in 3 of my tanks. :)

u/YawnSpawner · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Looks kinda like Caribsea planted substrate.

u/Butterbean6 · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

As far as substrate goes, I recommend Eco-Complete. It's a black gravel that works great for plants and won't cloud the tank. The only issue is that it can be a little hard to keep brand new plants, but once their roots start to establish, it's great stuff.

u/theabbotspeaks · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Thanks! The background actually blends in quite well.
I'm very satisfied with it.

I just switched from inert river gravel to this stuff.

I know that the general rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish per gallon of water... but is there anything else I can add to this joint to make it even more happenin'?

u/Anna_Kendrick_Lamar · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I'm using eco complete substrate about 2 inches thick. And no root tabs but dosing this liquid fertilizer weekly.
I want more growth at the bottom of the tank for shorter plants, so that's why I ask if this light is cutting it in that regard. I'm open to buying another light (and selling this current one) if it isn't sufficient for my tank needs.

u/dabom101 · 1 pointr/PlantedTank
u/Ask461 · 1 pointr/bettafish

My amazon sword and anacharis loves it! Even my anubias attaches itself to the substrate even though it has a decor for itself. There's other substrate that has fertilizer for the plants but that's only an online purchase from Amazon.

I feel like it will help with keeping the tank healthy. When I changed out the substrate for another color I crashed my cycle. I asked Reddit and researched and finds out I killed a lot of good bacteria :/ But remember to get a siphon to clean it every week. I do about a 25% water change when I clean the substrate. For the plants, since I just have this substrate from petco, I add weekly or bi weekly leaf zone, also found at petco. It does what the fertilizer substrate would do.

This is the fertilizer substrate from Amazon:

u/SuchAura · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Ok, thank you. What carpeting plant do you recommend for a beginner? And what plants do you recommend in general for a beginner? Im trying to plant my 10, 20, and 29 gallon tanks, but I just need more ideas for a virgin in planted tanks. I've heard about amazon swords with root tabs (Idk what root tabs are), anubias, and others. But would love your advice.

Edit: I plan on getting this substrate for the planted portions of my tanks.

u/r2doesinc · 1 pointr/ReefTank
u/ten0ritaiga · 1 pointr/hamsters

some pet stores actually sell marble slabs or granite stones for chinchillas

but you can sometimes find a extra pieces from construction/home remodel projects and the owner would let go of a few scraps/pieces for free. :)

u/RadGrinArcher · 1 pointr/chinchilla

If it feels cool when you touch it, and stays cool as you hold your fingers to it, then it has a high heat conductivity and is capable of pulling heat away long term. Some ceramics have a high heat conductivity and some don't. I have one of these , which works very well:

Granite is a really dense rock (not a ceramic) that has a high heat conductivity.

Also, I want to say this clearly for the OP and others - a cooling rock is NOT going to give your chinchilla the ability to exist happily at 86 fahrenheit. It doesn't do enough. It shouldn't be considered as widening the range of temperatures that chinchillas can live in. This is a stopgap measure in an emergency, or a cage fitting for the chinchilla's comfort the rest of the year, no more.

u/allergictopizza · 1 pointr/RATS

the pet store i work at sells cooling stones for chinchillas so maybe look into getting one of those? i honestly think it could work super well and it’s relatively cheap if it doesn’t work out but i’ll link it: cooling stone

u/Behemothdog · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Until all that came out was clear water at least 3 times? Because It took me way more than 3 to get clear water .

EDIT. How I did it was.

5g bucket, about 1/6 full of gravel, add water as I stir, pour water out. repeat until water comes out clear a minimum of 3 times. Repeat until it's all done. This is my gravel not sure if it makes a difference.

u/scaradin · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I've stopped using aquarium gravel because of this. It may be they are eating the paint off or the paint may be just flaking off.

Before you just "get sand" make sure you know what type it is, some can affect your PH. Natural small stones are a favorite by me. If you want to stay with black, this is an option, and works well with planted tanks.

u/IKnowWhoYouAreGuy · 1 pointr/Jarrariums

I'm just saying the yellowing of your plants mean they aren't getting enough light. If the ends turn brown and start molting/rotting, it's a nitrate deficiency. Shrimp (shellfish in general) are particularly sensitive to nitrate changes, so I was suggesting you make the amendments before you add the fauna.

You have a few options:

Full restack:

  • Put a base layer of aquarium substrate (usually clay based) fertilizer/nitrate-infused (I use Seachem Plant Base, and it's enough in one bag for a 10-gal tank, so you should have plenty to spare. Layer should be about an inch high in a jarrarium

  • Put in your substrate on top of the soil. You can use anything organic, but not plastic gravel

    *Plant your plants

  • Top off with 1/4" more substrate to help them stay seated and start rooting.

  • 24-hour light cycle until the plants start showing green, then you can swap for your normal hours.

    If you have temperature control where the jarrarium will be, you can use direct sunlight to kick-start the plants, but if not the Sun will make the water too hot (and the hot-cold scale to lengthen to be too dramatic for most life beyond snails).

    The other option, with much less effort is to just use a spoon or a long cylinder (like a tank vacuum tube) and fill it with the nitrate soil, then jam it into the jar to the bottom and release it on the way out. Same concept as nitrate "plugs" you see at the store, but much more natural and much less likely to induced burn on the plants.

    As with any living ecosystem, it's all about the balance, which can only be achieved with a cycle. With still-water, you'll only get gas exchange at the site of the plant, not in the surrounding ambient water. So getting a large pond or apple snail will help physically move around the water and get things mixing.

    For a REALLY great start, you can use the soda-bottle hack to make a DIY CO2 bubbler, put it in the jar with a lid, then it will bubble (and mix) through the water and infuse the water with plenty of CO2 for the plants to thrive. Then when the bottle is empty/spent after a few days, you can let it stabilize for a day and add shrimp by the weekend.

    If you want more details/recs, I'm extremely happy to help.

    Also, I've started a YouTube channel for old game restorations, but I also make custom LED lights, if you have a request (at cost < $10-$15 shipped).
u/Supasouljer · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

There are two of them listed on Amazon with a 5 dollar difference, do you know the difference between the two?

Flourite Black for $20.63

Flourite Black Sand for $25.25

u/swismiself · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Ugg yeah I know! I remembered that after set up and I just didn't have it in me to do anything about it. Survival of the fittest this winter - I'll correct it for next time.

I do have the plants planted in this stuff:

u/FallDog123 · 1 pointr/bettafish

Sounds good. I'd second what other people say about other water conditioners though, and if you have the funds pick up some high quality testing kits. I also got one of these for my betta to sleep in and he loves it

u/pillowfortsclub · 1 pointr/Aquascape

If you want to see if your betta will accept a more natural-looking sleeping place, you could try this Zoo Med floating log. Mine love them! I would just add it in, give it a month or so, and see if he switches over or still prefers the basket.

u/Femtoscientist · 1 pointr/Aquariums

These fake ones are fantastic

u/pastelnarwhal · 1 pointr/Aquariums

No problem! I'm sure your betta will make it fine through the cycle with some of the old substrate. Betta are pretty tough. Just make sure to do small water changes everyday to keep ammonia and nitrite down.

I got the log off Amazon. My betta uses it often so it was certainly money well spent. If you decide to get it, consider adding this to the cart as well. It is what most people use to test their water and is much more reliable than strips. You can find both the log and the kit at Petsmart but I find that it's cheaper to buy on Amazon.

u/MeinLiebling · 1 pointr/Aquariums

The filter's good! It'd be too stressful to forgo the filter and have to do 100% water changes to keep up.

Awww, pretty! :] Look here or here for the betta log. There are tons of places to find them, though.

u/PantyPixie · 1 pointr/INeedAName

Hope you get him a 10 gallon or bigger with plants he can rest on.
My betta loved this :

I'll share assume of the names I had for my bettas over the years :

Captain Morgan



Master Betta

u/d8ne4m6 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I used only ZooMed's, it is not marked as betta safe, and even if it was, it should be true: it will not kill betta... See reviews on Amazon for both: logs and betta hammocks.

u/mollymalone222 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Yes, some Betta really like it. I gave you the Amazon link. Plants, wood, etc.

u/ave-aves · 1 pointr/bettafish

This one by ZooMed. It's one of the more popular ones, I found it at Petco

u/smishgibson · 1 pointr/bettafish

Sorting the review by most recent I don't see any recent reviews saying that it peeled off, some say it has sharp edges, some don't mention them.

If you buy one from amazon, i would put it in a glass or bowl for a week or so, and if it started to peel or the surface roughened up, just send it back. Amazon has a great return policy. :-)

u/Spectral_OS · 1 pointr/bettafish

Sorry to say, but I'm a bit new to this. Can you explain the first paragraph like I'm 5 or something? Everything else I pretty much understand. Is [this heater] ( any good? Also getting this leaf and this hiding spot, is there anything else I need besides gravel?

u/SpringySpaniel · 1 pointr/shittyaquariums

Hi there, it's lovely that you want to help this fish! It's sad that a school is willing to set such a poor example of animal care to kids.

Would your parents be willing to help? If so, a letter from them to the school saying something along the lines of "We feel it's important to teach our children compassion and responsibility when it comes to animal care, and the fish in the library doesn't have a proper set up for a betta fish. Please lead by example and use this as a teaching opportunity by setting up a proper small tank for the school fish. Thank you".

If they wouldn't want to get involved, then a Betta leaf hammock (link) would be more useful for him than a moss ball, and they only cost $3-4. If it's placed a few inches below the surface of the water, Bettas like to lie and rest and sleep on them, but also be close to the surface so they can breathe (Bettas can breathe oxygen from the surface, which is why people feel okay about keeping them in small bowls that would kill a fish that can't do that much more quickly).

u/Confidence_Trickster · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I had a similar issue with needing a small footprint, and I went with this tank So far, I'm really happy with it! The filter has an adjustable flow, and I have it on its lowest setting, and my betta seems fine with that (even with very long fins.) I've even had some success so far with low-light plants with the stock light that comes with it. I did add one of those betta hammock leaves so that he had a place to hang out when he goes up for air. I think it's fairly affordable compared to Fluval's tanks, myself.

u/copperwatt · 1 pointr/bettafish

If it is sold for fish, it is probably fine. The only thing I would watch for is sharp edges, bettas tend to have long delicate fins that snag easily. Feel all around, and if there are any sharp places, just sand them off, and rinse off the sanding dust.

Also, not sure if that is floating or sinking log? Betta's sometimes like to explore/hide low, but mostly like to hide high, near the surface, so they can come up to breathe. I have this type of floating log, (it floats like this and my betta loves hiding and sleeping in it. I did have to sand off a bunch of rough areas though.

If it is a sinking log, you might want to also add something near the surface, like a betta hammock or float a live anubias plant.

u/ElGrandeAmigo · 1 pointr/bettafish

Basically Guppy isn't great at catching food. If it's in the surface it tends to float away from where I feed and it sinks near the back of the tank. Sometimes Guppy can't see the food floating until it sinks, then she chases it but if she isn't fast enough it hits the bottom and she ignores it. So I've devised this little setup.

Basically just a floating feeding ring and a betta leaf hammock. The floating ring keeps it from floating off and the leaf catches any bits that sink. The brown granules are easily noticed by Guppy on the green leaf and she knows where exactly to stay when she's being fed!

Betta Feeding Ring

Zoo Med Laboratories Betta Hammock

(I swear I'm not sponsored but this has been a real frustrating thing for me so in case anyone else is in this situation)

u/ignitexlove · 1 pointr/bettafish



Hammock (optional, I have one for all 3 of my betta, it gives them a nice spot near the surface for resting, I think it would be a nice pick-me-up for a sick betta)

This tank is cheap and I cannot recommend it enough. I got it because a friend had it and I saw how awesome it is. My only suggestion is to move the tube with the filter toward the edge of the tank, as it is kind of obstructive in the middle and you really don't need the little prop thing it comes with.

My setup with all of the above, including the filter modification. Comes in about $20 under budget too, which id suggest spending on a first aid kit. You never know when your fish could get sick, and it is much better to have everything you need on hand than have to make an emergency pet supply run.

u/iamacannibal · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Not as nice as that but here is a tank on Amazon. Related products has other military things.

BLUE RIBBON PET PRODUCTS 030157015893 Exotic Environments Army Tank with Cave

u/Sunmeltingsnow · 1 pointr/Jarrariums

This link May help you find info. This company has a tendency to send extras, too.

u/alkemist80 · 1 pointr/aquarium

I bought these marimo moss balls off Amazon in 2018. They were in great shape, condition (it was cold weather when I purchased them), no snails or pests.

They are a bit more expensive now but mine came with more than 6 in a plastic tub with a little bit of water. Some of them were huge. No problems with them at all until I tried to accidentally kill them with hydrogen peroxide by leaving them in the tank during a spot treatment.

u/Str8T4nkin · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Yeah the Marino balls I have are like weird textured. Idk if they are fake I got them from here.

They brake apart so easily and are just kind of not the same texture I got from a pet store. Was looking for not really a carpet type plent but maybe something the cherries can swim through feel like that would make them happy.

u/Kumquats_squats · 1 pointr/Aquariums

i got this set from Aquatic Arts, they sent me 3 or 4 bonus ones too! overall the best price ive found and the quality is ok, not the most beautiful marimos but they are definitely real

u/Tetradotoxiin · 1 pointr/bettafish

I bought 6 on amazon for about $10. The company was so nice they actually gave me 2 free moss balls in addition. They came in perfect condition and were as healthy as can be!


u/send_nudes_boo · 1 pointr/PlantedTank
u/MrNewlove · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I have been using... what i think is a mixture of and with a small amount of green/blue gravel mixed in(from a failed aquascape in the passed) for the better part of... 5 years?

Bubble madness?

I am planning on using an overflow filter with probably 5 gallons of ceramic media flowing down to this pump: then back up and into the tank.

u/BartyB · 1 pointr/Aquariums

ya I added some beneficial bacteria from my established little Betta tank. I shook the filter out in the water column of the new tank. for my substrate I am using the fluval substrate. I will definitely give it some more time. I was just going off of this post and was using a week as a reference. My tank is also not planted yet. I did not want to add plants just for them to absorb ammonia and be kind of counter productive while I am trying to establish the bacteria (although some people tell me plants help the process)

u/mojave955 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Yeah, I'm using Fluval substrate for my 10 gallon. My tank itself should be fine since I bought it new and I've never medicated it. I think it's something wrong with my tap water

u/agbearkat · 1 pointr/Aquariums

throw an established live plant in there, makes it easier to clean and helps snails/plants and water parameters.

this is the easiest plant i've ever kept other than java mass

u/teaandlemon · 1 pointr/bettafish

I bought this java fern last november (apparently), and it arrived looking sad, papery, and mildly dehydrated. Well, I put that thing in water, and it's still going strong. It's even got a baby java fern growing off one of its leaves in the last week or so.

Driftwood is harder to buy on Amazon, because you only order a size. You can't see pictures of the particular item you're buying. Sometimes you'll get something gorgeous, sometimes you get a "chunk of wood."

u/iverzim · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Senzeal 2X Crystal Glass Aquatic Plant Cup Pot with 4X Suction Cups for Fish Tank Aquarium Aquascape

Here’s the link on amazon! I’m really glad I got them

u/aquaologist · 1 pointr/PlantedTank
u/TsitikEm · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

I got it on amazon and honestly the description doesn’t say. Yes it’s seeds. It’s this one—> SunGrow Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds, 2 Ounce, Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks, Easy to Grow Carpet Plants for Aquarium, Ideal for Shrimp, Goldfish and Guppies

u/Hooked_on_PhoneSex · 1 pointr/Aquascape
u/KokaiKakusa · 1 pointr/bettafish

I believe it's extremely similar to baby tears if i'm correct here's the link: -though for these you absolutely have to do a dry start or they will just rot.

u/Gup__ · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get large rocks for a 20g aquarium? I've looked around and I'm having trouble finding a shop or place to buy rocks. These are the ones I've been eyeing for a while, but I'm afraid of the leeching affecting things I'm not prepared to account for. I also worry that the sizes will vary so much to where I won't be satisfied.. Am I being too paranoid? Are there any other suggestions that may be a good choice for a 20g aquarium?

u/Regis_Fillbutt · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Definitely look into increasing your hardscape because your tank looks a bit barren as it is. I ordered a bag of Seiryu stones online and I was really pleased with the pieces I received. In my opinion you need to add more height to your hardscape and that should make your tank look more natural.

Once your hardscape is improved I would buy more low maintenance plants - java fern, Anubis’s, crypt species, and some stem plants to fill it in.

I agree with what others have said about the tetras. Consider rehoming one of the species and increasing the number of individuals in the remaining school - I promise you will get more enjoyment out of them.

u/nano-tanker · 1 pointr/PlantedTank

Ioffersuper 4 Pcs Grid Divider Tray Egg Crate Louvre Aquarium Fish Tank Bottom Isolation,Black

u/JaWoosh · 1 pointr/turtle

Yup, got it from Amazon actually. It was a good size as is, so I didn't even need to cut it.