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post #31 of 73 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 05:59 AM
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This is so cool. Love your tank and bettas. : )

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post #32 of 73 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 08:28 AM
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your bettas look amazing and your scape is real nice... I love the rock on the far right its perfect
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This is so cool. Love your tank and bettas. : )
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your bettas look amazing and your scape is real nice... I love the rock on the far right its perfect
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that "rock" is actually manzi driftwood from my LFS. just had to have it when i saw it.
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Neat tank. Any thoughts on the java fern thread leaves?

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that "rock" is actually manzi driftwood from my LFS. just had to have it when i saw it.



haha well its a great find
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long overdue update.

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some shots of the girls:






and here is a shot of the threadleaf java fern:
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What do you use for filtration and lighting? Is this low-tech? (No CO2)
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Colorbizzle----yeah, it's non-pressurized CO2

Marko---looks good! Let me know what you think about the threadleaf! I have a ton of it in my big tank, and it's just now starting to grow OK for me in high light. Kept burning and getting algae-laden.
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Thats a nice eco system you got going. The girls must be very happy and the plants can definitely benefit from all the nitrates created by the bettas.
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Love your orchid females! Where did you find them? Were they aquabid finds?
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What do you use for filtration and lighting? Is this low-tech? (No CO2)
eheim ecco 2332 canister filter
a 40w PC light from current USA, but with 1/4 of the bulb covered in aluminum foil to reduce the light intensity
no supplemental CO2.

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Colorbizzle----yeah, it's non-pressurized CO2

Marko---looks good! Let me know what you think about the threadleaf! I have a ton of it in my big tank, and it's just now starting to grow OK for me in high light. Kept burning and getting algae-laden.
i love it. think its a great plant. its staying really nice and small from me.

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Thats a nice eco system you got going. The girls must be very happy and the plants can definitely benefit from all the nitrates created by the bettas.
i dont think the tanks nitrates are too high, actually; though i never measured them. the plants grow pretty fast, and i do weekly 30-40% water changes.

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Love your orchid females! Where did you find them? Were they aquabid finds?
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they are all from my black orchid spawn. they are from my F1 generation. im trying to get an F2 generation going right now.
though their brothers and sisters that i didnt keep were sold online, some on aquabid, so they couldve been found there.
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I love this tank. I've been considering putting together a betta sorority as my next tank, and all of your girls are so pretty that it'd making me itch to get started!

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I love this tank. I've been considering putting together a betta sorority as my next tank, and all of your girls are so pretty that it'd making me itch to get started!
thanks.
i recommend getting females that are of the same spawn, that way they are used to each other all ready and will show minimal aggression (though they may spar upon introduction to the new tank to see who is alpha). some spawns have a lot of variation in them, particularly from multicolored marbles, so you can still have a rainbow of bettas.
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i recommend getting females that are of the same spawn, that way they are used to each other all ready and will show minimal aggression (though they may spar upon introduction to the new tank to see who is alpha). some spawns have a lot of variation in them, particularly from multicolored marbles, so you can still have a rainbow of bettas.
Thanks for the tip! That's the kind of 'insider information' that's good to have on file

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Hi Marko, how many bettas do you have in the tank? I have an empty 10 gallon and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. Your tank caught my attention.
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