#4 Volcano Filter Betta Aquarium (Peace is an Option) YES filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 7.6 Gallon Tank

Dante is a plakat betta. He hasn’t eaten any of the tank mates these days. Well, at least that I know of. They say don’t hate the Dante, hate the game. There are definitely shrimp living under the volcano and they are breeding. I realized that most of them come out after the tank light goes out. I guess after Dante goes to bed. I haven’t seen any cherries, though. When the light is on, only ones brave enough to come out are the Amano shrimp. They are little thugs themselves and can hold their own against Dante.  

The female Amano you see in the video has actually been pregnant several times. She lets go of the larvae, and all of them get eaten by Dante, then she’ll carry eggs again in a few days. There are two Amano males that I can see. I don’t know which one is the baby’s father – Maury reference :) The larvae requires salt water to develop, so there’s no chance of them surviving in this tank.

There are hundreds of snails in this tank. They hitchhiked with one of the floating plants and now they have multiplied uncontrollably. Some actually live on the volcano, and pretty much everywhere else. I find empty shells sometimes on the lid of the tank. I might do a snail trap thingy, but maybe the population will stabilized based on the food available. I’m just gonna see what happens.

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Volcano betta Aquarium #3 : https://youtu.be/g9DItFtxwW4
Volcano betta Aquarium #2 : https://youtu.be/kdCOvPg5k3Q
SETUP Volcano betta aquarium: https://youtu.be/EvS4JeYzew8

Favorite Dante food:
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold https://amzn.to/2ByRG3h

Food for eveyone:
Tetramin Flakes: http://amzn.to/2Gouypo

Making Brine Shrimp: https://youtu.be/qpU8Mwvb-FQ?t=239
(*The most important part is the salinity and temperature.  At room temperature, it might take 48 hours to hatch. At Higher the temps, they might hatch in less than 24 hours.)

(*For salinity, I’m going by the 1 table spoon per liter rule.  However, depending on the salt, you might want to try up to 2 table spoons.)

Brine shrimp eggs: https://amzn.to/2L0Y4rG
100% deep sea salt https://amzn.to/2YVeiFd
(I use deep sea salt, but I think other salts will work, too.  Something like aquarium salt.)
Brine shrimp net: https://amzn.to/30Gkrqg
60ml syringe: https://amzn.to/2W9iWm5
Neodymium Magnet: https://amzn.to/2QkFABu

Cherry shrimp https://amzn.to/2FsObxB

Amano shrimp: https://amzn.to/2U9pw9c

The plants in this tank now:
Micro sword https://amzn.to/301YQHl – Still hanging on.

Pygmy chain sword https://amzn.to/2HWhfyS -  It stayed very short and small and sent out lots of runners.

Glosso https://amzn.to/2LFAVbn – They have sent out lots runners.  It’s staying very small and low to the ground.

Java moss https://amzn.to/2N4uQsr – The ones on the rock are doing well.  The ones below the water surface are also doing well

Staurogyne repens https://amzn.to/39SlurG  – It’s doing pretty well.  It is a slow grower it seems.

Giant Duckweed https://amzn.to/2xV2iuR - It grows very fast in this tank.

This is a Walstad Method tank. Check out her book in the link below if interested. The book I read to make this aquarium: 
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(Hard cover) http://amzn.to/2tB4xiZ 
Ecology of the Planted Aquarium by Diana Walstad(digital) http://amzn.to/2svT0Sy

This video was shot with: Camera: LG V10 , then LG V50

Edited with Premiere Pro

Erik Satie
Gymnopedie 1 played by Poliedricsimo

Gymnopedie 1 played by jercarrier

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