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does anyone know approximately how long ill have to cycle with amazonia before i can add fish?
Atleast a month. Which version do you have?

You can speed up the cycle up increasing the temperature and attempt to keep the pH around neutral (although kinda hard with aquasoil)
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I named my betta after a Paul too Paul Dirac I bet it's the same Paul you were thinking of :P:P:P

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Lol I'm not sure which Paul mine is named after. A friend named him

As for the Amazonia, it's the newest kind. I'll have filters from another tank running on it too, would that change the wait?
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If a filter is seeded then yes it will speed up the process.
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If a filter is seeded then yes it will speed up the process.
Any idea how much time it would be then? Guess I will just have to get my test kit out and monitor it.
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Any idea how much time it would be then? Guess I will just have to get my test kit out and monitor it.
You answered your own question. Each setup is unique. pH and temperature play a vital role in cycling.
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If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta called Smaug?

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If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta called Smaug?
Haha excuse me for not being a buff on whichever movie or book with Smaug in it. Haha which movie would that be? I wasn't aware the lonely mountain was a fictional element. Hahahahbaha
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here is a Bacopa monnieri wabi kusa. i have it in my emersed setup. i want to slowly grow a bunch of wabi kusa and then be able to plant with wabi kusa the way Amano did for the Sumida Aquarium
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here is a Bacopa monnieri wabi kusa. i have it in my emersed setup. i want to slowly grow a bunch of wabi kusa and then be able to plant with wabi kusa the way Amano did for the Sumida Aquarium
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http://moviebuzzers.com/2011/06/17/h...h-voice-smaug/
Tolkien's original illustration of Smaug is on this page from The Hobbit. I am anxiously awaiting Peter Jackson's version coming out in a couple weeks.

I see Smaug the betta as being a red and gold crown tail with an attitude.
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Tolkien's original illustration of Smaug is on this page from The Hobbit. I am anxiously awaiting Peter Jackson's version coming out in a couple weeks.

I see Smaug the betta as being a red and gold crown tail with an attitude.
HAHHAHHZHA! i didnt even know that, if i did i might have tried to make it look more like the mountain! im excited to see the hobbit though!!
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Man that Wabi is awesome!!! How'd you do it?

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thanks mark!!

I wrapped an aquarium-safe stone in high quality AAAAA New Zealand sphagnum moss and secured it with fishing line. then i wrapped it with a few stems of bacopa monnieri and let it grow. recently the stems were getting leggy so i took them and wound them back around the wabi kusa ball.

funny story with this one, it used to have ludwigia repens, ludwigia paulustris 'red', and glosso on it, and it was kept in a a fishbowl with an inch of water being misted once a day ( you can see it here My Wabi Kusa ) but i got lazy and didnt mist in FOREVER basically let them die. about a week ago, i looked and the bacopa monnieri was still alive!! so i pulled the dead plants off and threw it in my emersed tank thats covered and stays super humid 24/7. and it grea great, and so i took this photo yesterday.... i also cleaned off the other two wabi kusa balls and replanted with healthy plants. i did one with all DHG 'Belem', im super excited about this one!!! and one with glosso, bacopa monnieri, and fissidens. ill update those once they start growing!
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The Lonely Mountain is the location in which they journey to in The Hobbit by Tolkien. Smaug is the dragon that lives in the mountain after evicting dwarves from it with fire.

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Wow. Thats so cool! I kinda like it with just the bacopa on it. How will you keep this?

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