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post #76 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 04:40 AM
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Not sure about compatibility, have a feeling the betta may tend to eat small "food" products, but a collection of high-grade crystal shrimp would look legit!

Oh, and great pics BTW, thanks for the update!

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post #77 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!
Yeah, i know the betta could go after shrimp or other fish. I guess coming from saltwater I'm thinking of "clean up crew" or anything that would actually help the tank in some way.

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post #78 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 06:59 PM
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I would happily feed that guy crystals to keep him happy... I mean c'mon look at him!

You could always try cherrys OP and see if your beta is a hunter or not. Some are and some aren't, I've found it depends on the fish

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wow, you take some seriously nice closeups! what camera are you using and with what kind of magic?

love the scape and Mr. B.. subscribing!

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Thanks!

For the close-ups I always grab my Nikon D800.
For the FTS, i just grab whatever is nearby.

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Great job on the tank, I've seen your reef builds on RC and they are spectacular. The betta looks great.
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Thanks! I feel like a complete idiot around here. lol

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post #83 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Took a few new pics. The tank is 3 weeks old tomorrow.

The tank today...



The tank 10 days ago



Not much growth yet except for my glosso.
The dwarf hair grass is still looking pretty shabby.
The dwarf baby tears seems to be hanging on still. Looks like I might even have a little extra length on those, but no spreading yet.
Continuing to does brighty k, green brighty, and excel.

Here's a few more pics...










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Dennis, just wanted to say welcome to TPT! For those not familiar, he is a well known poster on ReefCentral with some gorgeous epic saltwater threads. I've followed your tanks for a while. Both your cube and your current setup are some of my all time favorites. With your awesome eye for design and attention to detail, you'll do amazing in freshwater planted if you enjoy it.

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Re: d2mini's 4g Planted Betta Tank

Looks like you are getting a nice pink coloration from your rotala wallichii, with the right dosing, CO2, etc those things can be incredible!!
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Dennis, just wanted to say welcome to TPT! For those not familiar, he is a well known poster on ReefCentral with some gorgeous epic saltwater threads. I've followed your tanks for a while. Both your cube and your current setup are some of my all time favorites. With your awesome eye for design and attention to detail, you'll do amazing in freshwater planted if you enjoy it.

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Thanks! This tank was started just to test the waters so to speak.
And guess what arrived at my office today...



a little 12g long.


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Looks like you are getting a nice pink coloration from your rotala wallichii, with the right dosing, CO2, etc those things can be incredible!!
Thanks! I needed an ID on that.


BTW, just tested Nitrates and it's at ZERO! My reef tank has been up for 6 months and I still can't get it below 4.

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Thanks! This tank was started just to test the waters so to speak.
And guess what arrived at my office today...



a little 12g long.



Thanks! I needed an ID on that.


BTW, just tested Nitrates and it's at ZERO! My reef tank has been up for 6 months and I still can't get it below 4.
What're you going to do in your 12??


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Nice Tank! V.Nice Betta!
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What're you going to do in your 12??


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Not sure yet. Build thread coming soon. Ya'll can help me decide.
It's going to be my office tank, but of course as soon as the tank arrived I got slammed with work.

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Nice Tank! V.Nice Betta!
Thank you!

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post #90 of 93 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 02:38 AM
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Nice work, it is coming along nicely, DHG can be a little tricky for some to grow.
I hear DHG "Belem" is easier.

Can't wait to see what you do with the 12g long, shrimp perhaps?
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