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starrlamia 10-02-2012 12:29 AM

My 1st planted tank before and after pics
 
My tank isnt an amazing, immaculately scaped planted tank but it's my first and Im pretty in love with it. I first set it up near the end of july, went through a bit of a catastrophe at the end of august (tank cracked, fish died, plants died) but for the last month things have been going well. It is a dirted tank, I dose ferts once a week, no CO2, use root tabs for my root feeders. In the tank are RCS, a giant betta, kuhli loaches, MTS and pond snails.

First setup:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...813_224155.jpg

Setup after the catastrophe:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...918_142528.jpg

Now:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...a/IMG_2963.jpg

pics arent the best but you can definately see the improvements and plant growth!

And just for fun my betta fish
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...a/IMG_2972.jpg

Indian fern 10-02-2012 01:36 AM

Nice tank. :D

bud29 10-02-2012 03:05 AM

Very nice! :proud:

wetrelief 10-03-2012 12:47 AM

I like the tank! nice work. Really enjoy the layout.

starrlamia 10-03-2012 12:52 AM

Thanks guys!

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bud29 10-03-2012 01:54 AM

I will warn you, however, that the betta may eat the shrimp later on. Many people have tried keeping them together and failed.

SaltyNC 10-03-2012 01:56 AM

That first shot is cool with the light streaming down. Looks like a foggy morning.

starrlamia 10-03-2012 02:04 AM

Im aware that could be a risk, so far he has shown no interest in them whatsoever, worst come to worst I have another tank I can transfer him too.

KFryman 10-03-2012 02:13 AM

I remember seeing your post about the cracked tank. It sucks, but I think it semi turned out good. Tank looks really good but some fish aren't replaceable.

bud29 10-03-2012 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starrlamia (Post 2030664)
Im aware that could be a risk, so far he has shown no interest in them whatsoever, worst come to worst I have another tank I can transfer him too.

That's great that you have a backup plan. You may luck out, but normally bettas and RCS just can't coexist for life...... :icon_cry:

tinkerpuppet 10-03-2012 02:16 AM

I really like it! I like that it looks natural and unsculpted. Sorry you lost the other tank!

starrlamia 10-03-2012 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bud29 (Post 2030679)
That's great that you have a backup plan. You may luck out, but normally bettas and RCS just can't coexist for life...... :icon_cry:

I spent a while at the lfs watching this guy, he was in a tank with tetra and shrimp and just did his own thing hopefully he will stay chill lol

Thanks everyone!

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bud29 10-03-2012 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by starrlamia (Post 2030761)
he was in a tank with tetra and shrimp and just did his own thing

That is a good sign.

GMYukonon24s 10-09-2012 04:14 PM

I like your tank

Knotyoureality 10-09-2012 04:23 PM

I swear bettas are genetically related to cats; whatever you *want* them to do or not do, they'll do the opposite on principle.

Dumped a bunch of juvie cherry culls in my betta tank figuring they'd make a good snack for him. Nope, they're breeding away while he's getting chased around the tank by a trio of bloody black bar endler males. He's such a pansy. But a beautiful one. :)


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