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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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My 2 foot low tech jungle Betta sorority


My 2 foot jungle.
6 Female Bettas




Ph 7.2
Temp 28 c
Water Changes 50% once a week.
Vacuuming of substrate, Never.
Additives, Easy Life Fluid Filter media and Indian almond leaf, I do not use any ferts.
Filter, Sponge.
Aquael EASYHEATER
Aqua One LED Mini Touch LED 6w Touch Clip On,

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https://youtu.be/1AcI1yzuVYU

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 02:13 AM
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Diggin' the tank. Glad you decided to make a journal of it! make sure to keep us updated
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I was going to grow plants in pots, kind of like a Riparium but my girls are jumpers and one got stuck in the plants so I had to take it down


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That is my kind of tank! Those are pretty fish too.
Are the plants in the bottom pics in the filter?
How much bioload is in the tank?
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That's to bad, was liking the plants above the tank. The lighting when you take pics are spectacular, wish my pics looked like that. Whenever I do tank pics the lighting is always to strong since I have that sand substrate.
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Thanks, I love real plants,

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Are the plants in the bottom pics in the filter?
No they are just cheap soap holders.



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How much bioload is in the tank?
4 Female Bettas. and a bunch of feeder shrimp.






This is the new girl, shes only been in the tank 2 weeks.




Short video showing the new girl.
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I really love this tank. It takes me back to my early days of plant keeping. Plus, I'm a sucker for Crypts.
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Whenever I do tank pics the lighting is always to strong since I have that sand substrate.
See if you camera has light level settings and reduce it.

or cheat get some Thick Tool Box Liner Non Slip Lining Drawer Placemats Shelf Foam Rubber
Select Easy Liner® - Black, 12 in. x 20 ft. | Duck® Brand


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I really love this tank. It takes me back to my early days of plant keeping. Plus, I'm a sucker for Crypts.
Its my version of a low tech jungle,


In that case you are going to love this. Crypts grow like weeds in my tank for some reason.



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My other Betta tank.
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A few shrimp for the girls to hunt.


This was the top before I pruned it a bit when I attempted the Riparium
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I like that top down view. Get the jungle feel 4 real in those pics
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Ok so its water change day for the girls.

Now some of you are going to be horrified when you see this, But relax its cool.

Take 1 bucket half fill with water, Take 2 Indian almond leaves crush them and stuff them into a power head filter, then put in bucket of water, after 2 days you get this.


Next siphon out 50% of the water in the tank and refill with the water from the bucket in the above photo. When done add 30 milliliters of Easy Life fluid Filter Media.

This video shows me adding Easy life and how much current there is in the tank, The cloudiness is normal and clears up in a few hours.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22_51OM-Gx8
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