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post #106 of 192 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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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.
gotcha, thats awesome! if i did that in a tank i would get one of these and name is Smaug!
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the coloration makes this a Red Dragon Halmoon Betta! perfect huh? if only they were crowntail! ive never seen Red Dragon coloration on a crowntail..mine is a Black Orchid CT (whcih is awesome because im the orchid man!)

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Wow. Thats so cool! I kinda like it with just the bacopa on it. How will you keep this?
thanks!! i like it alot too! its simple and allows us to appreciate the simple beauty and simplicity of a single plant. like i said before, i want to grow a bunch of these with just a single species on then and use them to plant an aquarium the way amano did for the Sumida aquarium!
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Well very, very nice.

I'll still be following along!

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Man that is a gorgeous hardscape! I would have a hard time planting around that worried it'd get swollowed up in time by plants! Excellent design

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havent seen any new pics in a while of the actual lonely mountain with the betta. how is that one progressing?
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Well very, very nice.

I'll still be following along!
thanks! ill certainly keep you posted!

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Man that is a gorgeous hardscape! I would have a hard time planting around that worried it'd get swollowed up in time by plants! Excellent design
thanks!! I originally wanted just to have the anubias 'micro' (which is a PAIN) but then i got sporatic and added the DHG 'Belem' and it looks great. i recently trimmed all teh DHG because i had a little diatoms left and i was told that trimming DHG is good for it so i trimmed it. but i forgot that this is low light so it will be awhile before it grows back. lol



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havent seen any new pics in a while of the actual lonely mountain with the betta. how is that one progressing?

the diatoms are finally fading out!! woohooooo!!! but if you read above about trimming the DHG, you can guess it doesnt look amazing right now. but i still enjoy it. if only dang anubias 'micro's wouldnt keep flaoting up! and i keep getting a surface film...

the betta is doing well. he is still getting over some mild fin rot though.
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you can tie a plant wieght around the roots of each of the anubias. that will keep them down. thats how i got the a. petite in my 30C to stay down originally. now its probably attached enough to the substrate and the rock its next to.

surface films are a common issue in betta tanks. cuz they like low flow, and low flow can result in surface film accumulation.
paper towel trick.
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Yeah I've been meaning to. But they are so tiny it hard to do without damaging them. I did It for one it two already. I just keep thinking that they will stay ( stupid me ) they just keep getting pulled up from random accident and things that hopefully won't repeat but putting them back and getting them to stay without ruining the Rest if the scape it difficult
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that drift wood hard scape is bad ass! and tanks coming along nicely
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that drift wood hard scape is bad ass! and tanks coming along nicely
Thanks!!! There is just one slight problem. It was a real pain to scale and get things to stay where they need to go. (That's not the problem, but it will be) when I did this scale I did it just as a test in a dirt broken old 20g long tank. So before I can actually use it, I need to transfer it to a new tank. I'm not sure how I'm going to do that :/
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well u could take a couple of pictures of it from different views then u can just rebuild it in the same fashion as u had it? might not be exactly the same but can get it pretty close
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well u could take a couple of pictures of it from different views then u can just rebuild it in the same fashion as u had it? might not be exactly the same but can get it pretty close
yeah i took some high quality photos ( i think i posted them) and did a closeup on each section and then from above. so thats how i guess ill do it.. it will just be a pain!
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yea lol a really big pain, looks like that took forever to get all thos pieces in the right spot, suppose it would be easier once u have substrate to hold everything in place
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yea lol a really big pain, looks like that took forever to get all thos pieces in the right spot, suppose it would be easier once u have substrate to hold everything in place
it definitely did! i dont know that aquasoil would do much in holding them up. it tooks hours of rock wedging and manipulating to get here...oh well!
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lmao, yea the aqua soil might hold the rocks in place haha idk
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lmao, yea the aqua soil might hold the rocks in place haha idk
the rocks were fine, its the wood staying, i wish i just bought some peices that were larger singular pecies, instead of a bunch of sticks
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