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poppyseed 06-23-2012 05:30 PM

poppyseed's 11.4 Kitchen Intrusion
 
While the rents were out for dinner, I implemented plan "replace 3 gallon ugly aquarium with Mr. Aqua 11.4 on the kitchen counter." I'd call it a success.

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7233.jpg

The only inhabitant is currently Sir Galahad, the halfmoon plakat betta. He will be joined by my pitbull pleco or maybe a couple otos sometime. I'm not sure I dare with shrimp.

The betta seems happy, judging from the biggest bubble nest I've seen so far:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7231.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7237.jpg

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...0/DSC_7240.jpg

The flash makes him look more green in the last picture, but the one before it is more true to life.

Specs:

11.4 gallon Mr. Aqua
27 watt Archaea light
Flourite "dark" substrate
Fluval U1 internal filter, with carbon added

Flora:
anubias nana
anubias nana 'petite'
java fern
windelov fern
staurogyne repens
a bunch of mosses (java, weeping, taiwan, flame, etc.)
a tiny bit of UG in that emersed log (trying to see if it will flower someday)
cryptocoryne wendtii
Hygrophila difformis ‘variegated’
salvinia minima that tagged along with some moss
pennywort
wisteria

Hoping to add some riparium plants in the future.

That's about it for now!

gotplants 06-23-2012 06:30 PM

Wow, that's a sweet betta. Did you get him online or Petco? Correct me if I'm wrong but is he a dragonscale betta? Nice tank btw. He'll love all the hiding spots.

DishyFishy 06-23-2012 06:38 PM

That is awesome! And you did all that just while they were at dinner?? You're good!

poppyseed 06-24-2012 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gotplants (Post 1914114)
Wow, that's a sweet betta. Did you get him online or Petco? Correct me if I'm wrong but is he a dragonscale betta? Nice tank btw. He'll love all the hiding spots.

I got him at petco :) I think he is a dragonscale though! I saw him there, resisted buying him, and then went back first thing the next day because I regretted leaving him behind

Quote:

Originally Posted by DishyFishy (Post 1914129)
That is awesome! And you did all that just while they were at dinner?? You're good!

I did! It has just enough chaos in it to work I think :P


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