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post #166 of 192 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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I gotta say, this is a very pleasant tank to look at. I love the colors of the betta as well.
Thank you very much! I considered tearing it down yesterday .. I was fed up with the scape. But now I like it again
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post #167 of 192 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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I got some Hydrocotyl sib. I'm thinking of adding a little to this tank. Might look kind of cool.
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Been a while since an update! Pics!

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Been a while since an update! Pics!
That's because it looks ugly! Haha! I just finished midterms yesterday, so I barely had time to look at it. Not to mention take care of it! There is some what looks like BGA on the glass and some of the plants. I have a clump of that Hydrocotyl floating in this tank, along with a clump of what I received labelled as E. tenellus but it honestly just looks like Valisneria, its huge. The Betta has been enjoying the added cover to hide in though. I think I want to get some floaters for him. I'm gonna have to wait until it warms up though, its freezing here! It's like 12*F outside today. Brrr.

Something else cool that I noticed, I have flowers on my Bacopa monnieri Wabi Kusa! I gotta photograph it, it looks awesome!

On another other note, I think I have everything I need to setup this 20 long!! I have....

30" 2 bulb T5NO Coralife Aqualight
Eheim 2213 (I need to get some clear tubing though)
An appropraite sized heater
Manzanita
Seiryu stones
Aquasoil (Not a lot, but im planning on having it just in the corners, with cosmetic sand over most of it)

Things I need..

Cosmetic sand
plants
MONEY

I don't have many plants yet though, it's too cold to ship obviously, and I don't really have any money. I do have some fissidens I got for this project a while ago though. I'm thinking of setting it up and and growing the fissidens on it emersed and blasting it with tons of light. So the fissidens looks nice and natural.

Another thing is I still have that Mr. Aqua 7.5 rimless bowfront. And I have lily pipes I could use for this tank. I'm with whether I should do it in that tank instead of the 20 long.

Something else I have been wanting to try is doing a small tank with just Wabi Kusa. So I might, after re-do this evolve and plant it with like 5 wabi kusa and a little manzanita.


I'll see if I can get pics!

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On another note, allow me to celebrate! I ended the semester with a 3.75 GPA! Before midterms I had a 3.9 but I got a B in pre-calculus. :'( But hey, 3.75 isn't that bad!! And I still have the second semester to bring it up.
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I got some Hydrocotyl sib. I'm thinking of adding a little to this tank. Might look kind of cool.
def would look great in this tank. a small about here and there to spill over the hill
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its not too cold to ship.
i shipped out e. belem a week ago, and got no complaints about it being frozen.
you just gotta use a good bit of insulation (newspaper) and thats it. the boxes spend most of their time next to people, which means the temp will be above freezing for the persons sake.
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def would look great in this tank. a small about here and there to spill over the hill
Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking. Just a little bit to add to the mixed carpet look that it has now acquired.

And a note about my tank ideas from above, one of the things that would make me wanna do the scape in the 7.5g is because its rimless and I have lily pipes that would work on it
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its not too cold to ship.
i shipped out e. belem a week ago, and got no complaints about it being frozen.
you just gotta use a good bit of insulation (newspaper) and thats it. the boxes spend most of their time next to people, which means the temp will be above freezing for the persons sake.
In that case, if anyone has a handful of floaters they are willing to part with, Hit me up! That's a good point about above freezing for the mail lady's sake!
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Congrats on the GPA! If I had some floating plants I'd send 'em...but I sadly don't

Would love to see pics of the flowering and even the (ugly) tank. I'm sure it's not as bad as you think.

I've taken a math course on chaos and fractals. Chaos can be beautiful (and cool)!
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Congrats on the GPA! If I had some floating plants I'd send 'em...but I sadly don't

Would love to see pics of the flowering and even the (ugly) tank. I'm sure it's not as bad as you think.

I've taken a math course on chaos and fractals. Chaos can be beautiful (and cool)!
I'll see what I can do. No promises though! The flowers should hold for a day or two.

Surprisingly, I got an A in physics and a B in pre-calc which is the opposite of what I expected.
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Congrats! I pulled my usual 3.15 or whatever. :P I'm no genius and I don't read required readings. I read this stuff instead!

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Congrats! I pulled my usual 3.15 or whatever. :P I'm no genius and I don't read required readings. I read this stuff instead!
Thanks! I'm pretty proud of myself! Me too! Hehe! I shouldn't even be here right now, physics is calling my name! My honors class helped pull my GPA up. I only got a B but it is an honors class so it counts as more.
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Ohhhhhhh. I was always confused about how bio majors with straight B's had better GPAs than me. It makes sense now.

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Ohhhhhhh. I was always confused about how bio majors with straight B's had better GPAs than me. It makes sense now.
At least that's how it is in my highschool. If I was taking all standards, my GPA would be something like 3.6.
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