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waterfaller1 12-03-2010 05:31 PM

New Nano~Fluval Chi
 
I set up a Chi in my office for a Betta today~
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi002.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi007.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi008.jpg
I used black stones instead of the multi colored ones
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi009.jpg

Baadboy11 12-03-2010 05:57 PM

Spiffy setup!

TLE041 12-03-2010 06:57 PM

That's gorgeous. I like how you kept it barebottom. It really adds to the clean effect. Hopefully the LEDs can sustain the anubias and DHG long-term.

Keep the pictures coming!

waterfaller1 12-03-2010 07:20 PM

Thank you both! I will be using the desk lamp beside it for additional lighting. It has a spiral compact daylight bulb...should be enough. The stock lighting is not enough to keep any plant alive.

here is a pic of just the stock led lighting
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...er1/chi006.jpg

SearunSimpson 12-03-2010 09:49 PM

I picked one of these up and then saw that the stock lighting was horrible, so now, I only use it as a rimless nano. I don't even use the little light/filter combo. Maybe if someone pulled a McGyver it could be better for live plants.

bigboij 12-03-2010 11:27 PM

ive seen a chi setup where they used a light on top of it all so that they could use the top "pool"/return to plant some emersed items too. not sure how much of that light trickled down to be useful in the tank it's self tho

waterfaller1 12-05-2010 10:23 AM

I am sure one could find suitable lighting and skip the waterfall if they wanted. I had the little light set ups on my small nanos that worked great for plants. Bettas do not like bright light though, and if the DHG won't work, I can get something else.:proud:

SearunSimpson 12-06-2010 01:48 AM

I skipped the waterfall/filter combo and use a mini HOB/skimmer combo with a light similar to the Hamptons that people use. Looks pretty good.

waterfaller1 12-11-2010 02:08 PM

New pics of the bettas~
The male got a split in his tail from the trip. I am treating with almond leaf tea.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ewbetta001.jpg
The female
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ewbetta004.jpg

v369 12-11-2010 02:23 PM

that male is amazing!

waterfaller1 12-11-2010 03:14 PM

Thank you.:icon_smil

F22 12-11-2010 03:21 PM

wow, awesome bettas. you breeding?

AoxomoxoA 12-11-2010 03:32 PM

Stunning!

waterfaller1 12-11-2010 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F22 (Post 1225365)
wow, awesome bettas. you breeding?

I hope to, but not right away. I am going to give them some time to heal up and get in prime condition. Thank you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dirtyhermit (Post 1225374)
Stunning!

Thank you.

I love them already.:tongue:

waterfaller1 12-11-2010 08:58 PM

A couple videos of Zen~
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIGbzDgfe6c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVB4SRmgX8E


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