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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
Woah, I'm a Guru?!
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It still didn't look quite right to me so I asked for advice and decided to shift things around a bit, angled the driftwood toward the back to give it depth, added a few more plants to fill it in a little and I moved the Anubias higher on the driftwood (for looks and to get the rhizome higher out of the gravel).

Here's the tank on 2/21 w/o a flash:

and with a flash:

And that is how i let the tank sit for a couple of weeks, dosing with ferts and letting the plants get some roots down and settle in. I was aiming for a silent cycle when I added my Betta. When I started seeing new leaf and root growth i let the tank settle a little longer and then I added my Betta

Here's the tank on 3/6/08, it's starting to get a little grown over (couldn't believe how fast that happened!) and with the Betta (w/o flash):

and with flash (makes the betta glow ):

And the Betta hiding in the Purple Cabomba (he likes to rest in the leaves):

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