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06-26-2013 05:43 PM
redsea I agree, I love going to Petco to look at Bettas! I think chain stores generally get a bad rap, but it really all depends on the workers/particular location.

Here is a picture of my new friend. I can wait to get him his 10g (very soon). I will most likely begin a build thread for that tank soon, in addition. Attachment 165273
06-26-2013 05:08 PM
Hilde
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Hilde- I got the Betta from a Petco.
I got 1 from there too. Here the Petco has a lot of beautiful Betta's at low prices. Have seen the half moons sell for $20/
06-26-2013 04:33 AM
redsea I ended up getting a German Blue Ram on Sunday! He has been doing great! I will try to put up a picture tomorrow.

Hilde- I got the Betta from a Petco. He is a Halfmoon, and I really adore him! I will hopefully have a 10g ready for him tomorrow. Thanks for posting!
06-24-2013 05:08 PM
redsea Thanks! Unfortunately, it looks like this one may have a leak. I am going to return it and will probably end up getting a standard 10g for my Betta.
06-24-2013 12:31 AM
I<3<*))))>< I've been toying with picking up a Spec myself. They seem like nice tanks.

I look forward to em!
06-23-2013 03:34 PM
Hilde
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I ended up getting a Halfmoon Betta and Fluval Spec Aquarium yesterday! I will be setting that up today for the Betta fish. I should be getting a German Blue Ram sometime this week.......
Yep you're addicted. Where did you get your Betta? I know someone whom breeds the wild 1s.
06-23-2013 03:22 PM
Hilde Welcome to the adiction. Beware you will forever be spending a little here and there which can add up to hundreds of dollors. Starting with a 20 gallon is the easiest, for since it is not very deep it is easier to get the right light for it.
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Yep, I am from AA!
What is AA?
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For lighting I am thinking about Ecoexotic's Planted Tank
I would like to have a tank in which there is no CO2 supplementation or the addition of fertilizers. Would the Eco-Complete and PWCs be enough?
What is PWCs?

Checking out Ecooexotic's light and found it is made for reef tanks thus it probably is to bright and won't have the spectrums that the plants need.

Wheather you need ferts depends on what plants you decide on, the light, and the minerals in your water. For example ferns usually don't need ferts. In the beginning my ferns did great without ferts. Now I have to add ferts for them, for this year they are melting. I found a cheap all in 1 at AAA (atlanta aquarium association) by select aquatics.

To keep it simple low light or light with programming is advisable. Good lights are Coralife T5NO (aqueon in Pet Smart) T8s, 2 clamp-style work lights with daylight CFLs and Led Flood lights. A programable light I am thinking of getting next year is Current Satellite Plus. Lights are the engine. To much and you need co2.

Plants that I will be having in a non 20g non Co2 are: moss, ferns, crypts, hair grass, pennywort, ferns, Milfoil, and Sagittaria subulata. There are a few more that don't need Co2. Check out plant finder.

Substrates peater out in a year. Thus I think it wastefull to spend a lot of money on substrate. I have found that Scott's top soil with KNO3 (potassium nitrate from spectricide stump remover.) and special kitty litter works. Then top it with river sand from a landscaper. Scott's top soil has a lot of peat in it which adds Co2 to the substrate. The KNO3 is added for found plants love it. The kitty litter helps keep the dirt from compacting. Scott's top soil has to be sifted for it has a lot of sticks in it. After a year or when the plants, expecially crypts, get stunted you add root tabs. There are diy root tabs, seachem, and API root tabs, (which are cheapest at LNT.com)

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I should mention the plants I have been thinking about are: Bacopa carollniana, Telanthera, Cryptocoryne wendtii, Green Horemanii Sword, and Dwarf Hairgrass.
Telanthera and Bacopa carollniana will need Co2 in the water. Green Horemanii Sword will probably get to big for the 20g
06-23-2013 12:52 PM
redsea I ended up getting a Halfmoon Betta and Fluval Spec Aquarium yesterday! I will be setting that up today for the Betta fish. I should be getting a German Blue Ram sometime this week.......

Thanks for asking, I will put pictures up of the Betta and tank later.
06-23-2013 04:02 AM
I<3<*))))>< Did you end up getting any new fishies today?
06-22-2013 01:22 PM
redsea Thank you very much, I really appreciate the compliment.

I am going to be ambitious one of these days and propagate some of the Bacopa, as it is getting very tall.

I also may purchase a Betta and tank on my adventures today, we shall see.
06-22-2013 01:18 PM
I<3<*))))><
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I have some Bacopa, and am curious how to propagate it. I just have to cut and then plant it in the substrate, correct?
Yep, exacty like that. Just trim/cut and them plant

The tank is looking nice BTW!
06-22-2013 01:04 PM
redsea I'm excited as I may be heading out to get a GBR today! I have been wanting one for a while.
06-20-2013 10:49 PM
redsea Hello!

I have some Bacopa, and am curious how to propagate it. I just have to cut and then plant it in the substrate, correct?

Thanks a bunch!

Here is a video of the aquarium from a few weeks ago, tell me what you think!
02-09-2013 08:44 PM
redsea Hi everybody! Long time with no update!

Here is the plan:
-I have a Finnex Fugeray light
-I am going to be dosing Seachem Flourish Comprehensive (weekly sounds right, right? I can't remember )
-I will be stocking plants like Green Crypts, Green Horemanii Sword, Bacopa, and Teleanthera

-For filter media, I am thinking filter floss (can I get that a Petco/Petsmart?), but I am not entirely sure yet what else I want in there, LOL.

That is all for right now, thanks for reading.
01-25-2013 02:20 AM
redsea Okay, I got the Eco-Complete ordered, and the Finnex Fugeray is on its way! (We ordered Tuesday night).
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