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Thought this would be a good place for everyone to post pictures of how they scape their tanks with wild bettas.

Do you take a minimalistic approach or try to re create their natural home?

I'm sure either maddie will get some photos today or tomorrow we will upload some of our "scales"

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In the past I went for a more of a biotope style with my wild betta tanks. I used peat moss as substrate with wood and IAL providing most of the cover. However, nowadays while my tanks are still fairly natural looking, I have gotten rid of the peat moss substrate (instead I have a stocking full of peat moss floating in each of my wild tanks) and use ADA aquasoil because it helps keep my plants growing.

Because I wanted to cut way down on water changes to keep my parameters stable, I use a lot of live plants. So far my fish seem to be thriving and it makes for a lot less work for me which is great.

This is how most of my tanks look currently

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The only thing I would like to change about these tanks is make the water darker. There's no such thing as too much tannins *lol*

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I just chuck plants in there and they grow where they grow. This is my channoides tank. It got a "re-scape" recently when I had to move plants around to catch pairs for the show.

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And just to prove there are actually fish in there.

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I like your too, you got a more rugged natural look going there.

Mines not really much effort - its really low maintenance. since i started it in Feb, only ever been cleaned by BN and snails & until recently was feed mainly by the auto feeder.

Was thinking of putting the Hatch n Feeder in there.

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