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post #61 of 192 (permalink) Old 09-19-2012, 10:53 PM
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That is a very handsome fish and a very nice aquascape. However, every betta I have ever had really enjoyed floating plants or plants near the surface. Think a couple floaters would harm your growth?
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thanks!! yeah a couple floaters wouldnt harm the growth. but it would really take away from the scape
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honestly, my bettas all ignore the floaters they have.
but a bit of giant hairgrass or c. balansae against the very back could help add some vertical lines to the scape, and add more environment for the fish.
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i was thinking about adding hairgrass, but though id let it grow in like this first. that way i only have to worry about 1 plant coming unplanted at once. and to see if i still think i need it or now. and i also dont have an yet, haha! if i add some, ill add it when i get the DHG in for my 7.5g iwagumi!

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So far so good. I was getting some diatoms so I treated with h2o2 and its cleared up. There is the teensiest bit of hair algae( like 3 strings) that's been there since day 1. It hasn't grown at all the it hasn't died either. It's really not noticeable though.

The betta is health and nothing much is happening. It's just an easy LOWWWW Maintenance tank I'm totally loving it!!
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You should pull the hair algae... I had an awful nightmare with that recently.


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really? maybe i should then. im just afraid of uprooting the anubias its hanging on to. the things are pains to get planted and if they get pulled up, they basically have to start ALL over again getting established with their roots. ill see what i can do though! thanks!
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really? maybe i should then. im just afraid of uprooting the anubias its hanging on to. the things are pains to get planted and if they get pulled up, they basically have to start ALL over again getting established with their roots. ill see what i can do though! thanks!
No problem. If you have tweezers and scissors I'd just cut then pull. It's how I did a lot before I yanked everything.


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for some reason when i try to cut these anubias with my special scissors, the anubias pulls up
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i added some DHG 'Belem' to the tank becaise i had extra from something. it looks really awesome! im loving this tank!


and i had enough extra DHG 'Belem' to do this...


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Both of the tanks look nice, it's hard to go wrong with such nice looking stone, and I never thought I would pay someone for a rock but I might have to break down and do it.

The betta is cool and would make a great Tatoo.
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We only have one member with 'Belem' but I would like to get my hands on some, for now I got lucky and my LFS had Lilaeopsis mauritiana potted for $5.98 and it looks very similar.
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Both of the tanks look nice, it's hard to go wrong with such nice looking stone, and I never thought I would pay someone for a rock but I might have to break down and do it.

The betta is cool and would make a great Tatoo.
thanks alot! i really love the seiryu stones! they are awesome! i wish i got more, i want some larger ones!!!

haha that would be a sick tattoo!!

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We only have one member with 'Belem' but I would like to get my hands on some, for now I got lucky and my LFS had Lilaeopsis mauritiana potted for $5.98 and it looks very similar.
i like it better then regular DHG! im hoping to be able to sell it in a little while!
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here are some quick phone shots! i really love the way the DHG 'Belem' looks!!


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr


mms_picture.jpg 2 by orchidman10, on Flickr'

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ive got some diatoms that wont go away, guess ill just have to wait it out

there are, on the walls, tiny white specs. when i changed the water saturday, i cleaned them all off. on monday i noticed tiny white "squiggles" on the glass that move, i have no idea what they are! any ideas? and now today i noticed that the white specs are back on the glass and so tiny worm squiggles are still there
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