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You did a complete 180 on this tank lol.
Ya, took a little while before I figured out this planted tank thing.

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Blue, tell us about your light upgrade. What is it? How much did it cost? You're growing MAD plants with that new light.
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Blue, tell us about your light upgrade. What is it? How much did it cost? You're growing MAD plants with that new light.
I got the MR11 Led's ($3.50 each) from evil bay. They're the wide angle 12 smd ones. They can't really grow much, so I put some easy growing E. Densa directly beneath them since that stuff will grow in a toilet.

Those 6 inch T5's on the side are from lowes, $10 for the pair. They're strong enough to grow the hygro's I have beneath them. I put a little aluminum siding on it to act as a reflector.

I also throw on a 15' T8 strip light ($10) over the front while I'm at work. That's how I can grow those red plants and dwarf hairgrass.

I also don't use CO2 anymore and I dose EI 1 x week.

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Tank was getting a little crowded....decided to rescape it. Cut some things down and moved others around.




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Very good rescape, well done
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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up this guy today. Pretty excited about him. I'm gonna try and breed him with the blue female in there. I heard you're only supposed to breed double tails with single tails to avoid deformed offspring. Anyone bred betta's before?? Any advice would be awesome!




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Changed things up again. The Dwarf Hairgrass needed to be moved to my 20g. I rescaped that tank also today.


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Finally decided to make this a shrimp tank. I bought 8 cherries, 2 of them are already preggers it looks like. Can anyone help me out taking pictures of these little guys? My camera won't focus on them. It's just a blurry mess








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post #25 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 03:29 AM Thread Starter
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Not much has changed so far. Just added a java moss background. Does anyone know how long it will take for this java moss to grow through the screen? Thanks for any help.




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Not a clue but mosses grow best in cooler water 77 or so and high ligh, my peacock grows pretty quick but I'd say your look at a month, maybe.

The male has his mojo working or does he always have his fins erect like the photo?

The tank looks clean for the most part and your plants look healthy, keep up the good work.
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post #27 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 01:39 AM
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how does this tank look now?
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how does this tank look now?
I've really gone low tech on this tank...no co2, no ferts, water changes 1 x month. The cherry shrimp have multiplied from 8 to 30+ maybe more...some of those suckers a pretty small.






The moss wall is growing very slowly


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looks great for an edge
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looks great for an edge
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