Help/Suggestions needed - Setting up a new Betta splendens tank

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Coming to my next question.
- Just river rocks + river pebbles (0.75 to 1inch)??
- River rocks + river pebbles + simple sand which can allow a simple plant to hold it roots.
 

rockarolla70

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Coming to my next question.
- Just river rocks + river pebbles (0.75 to 1inch)??
- River rocks + river pebbles + simple sand which can allow a simple plant to hold it roots.
 

rockarolla70

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"Knowing the linimum and maximum temperature of the room, and the desired temperature of the room will be important before recommending a heater."

D dougall >>
Min room temp : 19 degree Celsius
Max room temp : 27 degree Celsius

Min outside temp: Up 23 degree Celsius
Max outside temp: Up to 32 degree Celsius
 

dougall

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You need to base the heater choice on how warm you want the water to get.

Take a look though https://www.thesprucepets.com/aquarium-heater-size-guide-1381033 - especially the table bit,and you should be able to work something out.. I had a decent look over the information and it seemed ok.

One thing to watch for, though, would be having a heater too large... Heaters will occasionally fail. Normally this would be that they do not turn off, or do not turn off.

You need to assume a heater will fail, and if it fails in the on position, it will heat that water as much as it possibly can.

My preference is to have an aquarium with inhabitants that are fine at room temperature, if needing to heat, I will choose 2 good heaters that are rated for half to 2/3 of the volume of water they are going to heat. This is seldom possible with a nano tank.

If you want to heat, 27C should be fine as a top end, so you want to heat 8 gallons (I am assuming US) by 8C. You will likely be fine with a 50W heater.

But, be sure to understand the information yourself, and be sure that all numbers are relevant and appropriate for YOUR locale.
 
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And I prefer something smaller than pebbles for a substrate base. I would go for sand if you want plants or not... Just be sure to use the same type of stone across the board.. so the same color of sand and rocks, lest it look unnatural.
 
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Hi folks,
Many of you helped/assisted me by giving your suggestions/opinions based on your experiences. Here is my tank up and running past 6 months. Presently I have a twin tail betta.

Betta specific Tank – 8 gallons
- 18 x 9 x 12 wide extra clear glass
- Aqua Clear 20 power filter
- Fluval pre-filter sponge
- SunSun LED – ADS 200c
- River Sand
- Drift wood & Moss

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