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post #121 of 192 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:18 AM
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yea that def would have helped make things easier lol can always screw them together?
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post #122 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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i could, but the way they are arranged wouldnt really allow for that. i have a few rubberbanded together. so that should help a little...so before i scaped this, about 2 weeks ago, the wood had been soaking for a few months and was fully water logged and sunk very easily..do you guys think ill have trouble with them trying to float once i eventually fill? i hope they dont! im waiting for petco to have a $1 per gallon sale and then ill get the new tank and transfer the scape over. then ill put the tank on my orchid stand under my grow lights and do a dry start with the fissidens and ill add whatever plants i can as i buy them. then once it finally grows in, ill fill it and let it cycle. once its cycled ill add the fish over from the other tank.

so for the 4g im really wishing i had used aquasoil! but its too late now, because i cant think of how to switch to aquasoil now because of the monomania leaching.

im thinking its time to get some superglue and glue these anubias 'micro' to some small rocks. because they are making me SOOO MAD because they keep flaoting up and ive had it with trying to deal with them! lol im also thinking it might be wise to find somewhere in the scape wherei could add a bushy plant that the betta could hide in ( any suggestions as to plants or placement?!) because the poot guy doesn have much space to hide...maybe i should just rescape and do something with denser coverage..idk
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maybe add some blyxa in patches around the rocks?
honestly, if you want it just for the betta to feel more secure, add some floaters. bettas love surface cover.
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maybe add some blyxa in patches around the rocks?
honestly, if you want it just for the betta to feel more secure, add some floaters. bettas love surface cover.
do you think blyxa would be way too large and throw off the scale?

hmmm do you think floaters would mess with the look of the tank? anyone got any spare flaoters?
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So got tired of the Anubias floating, so I took all the ones that floated up and I dipped the roots and rhizome in super glue and then dipped them in a bowl of Eco complete. It worked and now they stay down and you can't tell thy have anything on them! I was stupid before to trim the dhg. So I yanked that all out an replanted with new dhg from an emerged tank. And I planted he dhg as thick as I could. I think it looks great! I don't have time to get photos. Sorry.
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UPDATE TIME!!!

I finally got tired of the Anubias floating up, so i took them all and dipped the roots in super glue and them dipped the roots in dry Eco-complete. it worked awesome and they are all stating put!! and i replanted a lot more DHG 'Belem' this is the best its ever looked!!


DSC_0068.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr


DSC_0066.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr


DSC_0065.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr

Look how bowed the acrylic is


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And the king of the castle!


DSC_0070.jpg by orchidman-10, on Flickr

checkout the little spot of red in his tail..didnt see that before. guess its a little Red Devil instead of full Black Orchid (any thoughts Marko?)


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post #127 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 02:34 AM
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Woah, what a stunning fish!

If only they didn't eat $100 shrimp...

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very nice! the belem looking really good and love that betta!
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Woah, what a stunning fish!

If only they didn't eat $100 shrimp...
thanks! this photo isnt as nice as the ones i posted before, but thanks!

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very nice! the belem looking really good and love that betta!

thanks!!!
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now the mountain is not so lonely
amazing betta

what brand of super glue did you use?
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now the mountain is not so lonely
amazing betta

what brand of super glue did you use?
thanks!!!

i think it was an off brand, probably from the dollar store. i asked my dad for some and this is what he already had. haha
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post #132 of 192 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 03:42 AM
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I love it Bob! What a pretty set up, and a gorgeous fish!! Just plain nice!!!!
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I love it Bob! What a pretty set up, and a gorgeous fish!! Just plain nice!!!!
thanks so much!!!!! i worked hard on it!
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wonder where one could get a fish that pretty...
lol, couldnt resist.

the scape looks really good. great call on the super glue by the way.
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wonder where one could get a fish that pretty...
lol, couldnt resist.

the scape looks really good. great call on the super glue by the way.
petco

(couldnt resist, lol! you breeed great fish!)

would you call this black orchid or red devil? it has a tiny bit of red in the tail
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