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Daniel E.

Christmas Betta

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Just decorated my little Betta tank again. I've had him now for 2 years. Time does fly. 

Here he is inspecting the new "wall paper" he got. 

Hope you enjoy. 

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I always wondered how do you clean those kinds of tanks?  He looks happy in there :) 

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7 minutes ago, koko said:

I always wondered how do you clean those kinds of tanks?  He looks happy in there :) 

Well I fill the sink woth water the same temp as the "bowl", then I take the bowl down, take everything out that I can and place in the sink, then I place the bowl in the sink and gently pour everything out. After that I wash it out, rub off any algae in the bowl and dry it off. Then while the fish is swimming in the sink I brush any algae I can off the plants and glass stones. Then I start reassembling it with it on the wall. After I get the plants and everything the way I want it I fill a gallon jug with fresh water and fill the bowl. The last thing I do is place the Betta back in the bowl and feed him a little extra. 

The whole process sounds like a lot but it's really not bad. Easier than cleaning any of the tanks that I have had. Lol it's right above the sink so it's really convenient and does not seem to stress the fish at all. 

Water changes are a grease also. I have a section of air tubing that I keep under the sink that I use. All I do is siphon about half to two-thirds of the water out and replace it with fresh every other day or so. 

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It surely does sound like a lot of work but it is very pretty looking :) 

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It does look neat! How does heating work? Is it just warm enough in that part of the house for it to stay stable? He is a very pretty fish and you are obviously doing good! Most bettas I see in those kind of bowls look miserable, but he looks great :D

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4 minutes ago, FishyMandy said:

It does look neat! How does heating work? Is it just warm enough in that part of the house for it to stay stable? He is a very pretty fish and you are obviously doing good! Most bettas I see in those kind of bowls look miserable, but he looks great :D

I'm cold blooded so I keep my house at 76° all year lol. The house is pretty stable and he is away from Windows and drafts. I think the main thing is keeping clean water for him. I would not have it anywhere else in the house because of that. Where it's at its easy to do and takes less than 5 min. If it was somewhere else I doubt I'd stay on top of it.

I've considered adding a nerite snail but with just one gallon of water I think it's best just to leave it out. 

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Plus the snail might wonder out of the top of it too :rofl 

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I have the same tank with the led light's. 

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16 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

I have the same tank with the led light's. 

You took his tank? Same on you :wa 

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2 minutes ago, koko said:

You took his tank? Same on you :wa 

I haven't been on in a while and IM already in TROUBLE!!!!! :teehee

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I went in your house and I took your tank Daniel!!! :thumbup2:

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I went in your house and I took your tank Daniel!!! 2:
:yikes I've not even cleaned!!!

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1 minute ago, Daniel E. said:

:yikes I've not even cleaned!!!

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It looked good to me!!!! :D

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44 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

I haven't been on in a while and IM already in TROUBLE!!!!! :teehee

:tomuch: 

42 minutes ago, Daniel E. said:

:yikes I've not even cleaned!!!

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:lol 

40 minutes ago, DawnMichele said:

It looked good to me!!!! :D

:o 

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5 hours ago, DawnMichele said:

I haven't been on in a while and IM already in TROUBLE!!!!! :teehee

That's WHY you're in trouble Missy!

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20 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

That's WHY you're in trouble Missy!

I LOVE trouble!!!!!!  :teehee

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14 hours ago, FishyMandy said:

You sure do!

:teehee

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Looks like I took over another thread!!!!  :thumbup2:

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Looks like I took over another thread!!!!  2:
You took my Betta and now my thread!!. What more do you want from me!? Lol

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3 minutes ago, Daniel E. said:

You took my Betta and now my thread!!. What more do you want from me!? Lol

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You didn't notice other thing's missing???  :peeka

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You didn't notice other thing's missing???  :peeka
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Well I still have my dogs so I guess anything else does not matter.

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4 minutes ago, Daniel E. said:

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Well I still have my dogs so I guess anything else does not matter.

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Sparky is sooooo big!!!! They are beautiful!!! Lili would have so much fun with them!!!

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