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Topic Review (Newest First)
07-25-2014 05:42 PM
Julee Gorgeous ladies! Are you an IBC member?
07-25-2014 01:49 AM
lamiskool those are some beautiful fish you have!
07-25-2014 01:41 AM
AutumnSun This tank is awesome! Any updates?
I'm curious about the cups with the emersed plants: where did you get the cups, and what kind of plants do you have in them/where did you get the plants?
05-06-2014 01:39 PM
sewoeno super amazing!!! love the shrimp photos. i'm going to convert my son's tank into a riparium this weekend!!!! i'm beyond excited.
05-06-2014 07:32 AM
Aquascape Depot I love that you incorporated Betta's with Red Cherry Shrimp Marko!
05-05-2014 10:27 PM
Bercey Any updates on this tank?
11-10-2013 06:41 PM
annyann Sure would love an update!!!! Pretty please!!!!
11-05-2013 08:46 PM
Terminalance Do you ever encounter any major aggression issues from having females of differing spawns?
10-07-2013 07:46 PM
Subtletanks91 Have to say your betas are beautiful, your tanks are amazing, that uknown snail looks like three that I have in my tank. There called white spot tylo.
10-05-2013 01:40 AM
annyann I just found this thread! Your tank is awesome, im in the process of setting up a 25 gallon cube tank which will be a Betta soririty. Please give us some up dates!!
08-19-2013 06:43 PM
@marko@ its been a month and i think its time for an update.
all the girls are doing good, and no longer fight at all. rarely even see flaring.
i can occasionally spot a shrimp or two, so they are doing fine as well. the just hide all the time for obvious reasons.





going up for air:

the black orchid lurks in the shadows:

basking in the light:

is it safe to come out?:

you missed a pellet:

scrubbing the wood clean:

droplets on the ludwigia:
07-11-2013 03:15 AM
@marko@ tank was still a little cloudy this morning when i took these pics. but all the girls have settled in fine. the shedevil and HMPK were duking it out for dominance, but nothing too bad. the shedevil was dethroned a few months ago by one of her sisters, but it looks like she got control of the tank back. or is second to the HMPK. cant tell yet. they both still flare at each other, but no longer hit each other.

07-10-2013 03:20 AM
@marko@ its 40watts. i think ill be fine.
and yeah, the plants are:
anubias barteri 'petite'
cryptocoryne parva
fissidens fontanus
hygrophila 'tiger'
limnophila sessiliflora
microsorum pteporus 'needleleaf'
07-10-2013 02:07 AM
Vermino im liking the tallness of that one. I hope you have enough PAR to grow but it's just low light plants right?
07-10-2013 12:34 AM
@marko@ just finished a total overhaul on the this. swapped out the 10 gallon for a 20 gallon extra high (same footprint but twice as tall) to make a paludarium.
took me all day. but i got it done. and it looks great. kept one orchid and one devil, and added a bunch of halfmoon girls. virtually no aggression. the orchids fought much more last introduction.

draining the tank:

new tank with the substrate:

hardscape replaced:


the shrimp go back in first:

then the fish:

to all those who have been asking me where the monster petite was and what i did with it, there ya go.
and ill get more shots tomorrow when the water clears.
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