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dj2005 12-02-2009 02:32 AM

Dan's Mini M: Woodiness
 
2-11-13 - Woodiness:
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...IMG_6630sb.jpg

10-1-10 - Wetland:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_19s48.jpg

3-5-10 - Mountainside:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_8067s.jpg


I purchased this setup on 11/24/09 from a fellow TPT member. Now that I got the tank planted to how I'll probably keep it for some time, I decided it would be best to start a journal on it.

I dose dry ferts, Flourish, Excel, and have 18w of light on it for eight hours per day.

Inhabitants:
Betta
Nerite
RCS
Ramshorn

Plants:
Blyxa japonica
Java fern (probably will be removed in the future)
Marsilea minuta

I apologize ahead of time for the horrible pictures (and water spots, and algae). I cannot get my camera to properly capture 6700-10000k light as it always makes it either too yellow or too green. So, I fooled around with the preset colors and I see it came out much too blue. Hopefully next time I'll be able to hit the middle ground. :)

12-1-09:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6109s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6097s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6101s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6102s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6106s.jpg

jmhart 12-02-2009 02:58 AM

Very nice. That's a cool little setup for a betta to enjoy. Is that glosso or marsila minuata?

dj2005 12-02-2009 05:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmhart (Post 951590)
Very nice. That's a cool little setup for a betta to enjoy. Is that glosso or marsila minuata?

Thanks. It is Marsilea minuta.

chris.rivera3 12-02-2009 05:03 AM

nice tank!!! but your betta will probably eat all your shrimp in a couple weeks

dj2005 12-02-2009 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris.rivera3 (Post 951658)
nice tank!!! but your betta will probably eat all your shrimp in a couple weeks

They give him some exercise. ;) I don't think he managed to get one yet, but if he does, I have a 10g full of them.

Strangely, he seems more interested partaking in a stare contest versus my blyxa than chasing shrimp.

RipariumGuy 12-03-2009 12:45 AM

I like the rock work! I have to agree chris.rivera3, the shrimp will be dinner! Good Job!

dj2005 12-05-2009 05:19 PM

Thanks JakeJ. ddtran is the one responsible for the stonescape. I pretty much only planted the plants and attached the lily pipes. ;)

Did a cleaning for the filter and lily pipes yesterday. I think I am already seeing some new MM leaves popping up. This update is mainly to document the current status of the plants so I can compare it easily in the following weeks.

12-3-09 & 12-4-09:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6151s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6158s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6159s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6142s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6145s.jpg

Fissiden Nugget (came as an unexpected freebie in my MM bundle):
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6148s.jpg

Blyxa (perking up):
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6136s.jpg

MM:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6125s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6126s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6128s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6129s.jpg

mumushummus 12-05-2009 05:46 PM

nice work, keep us posted...

kcirtappatrick 12-05-2009 07:19 PM

looks good! can't wait till that MM carpets up.

dj2005 12-09-2009 09:26 PM

Thanks. :)

How tall does MM become? I'm hoping what I currently have is its max size as I don't want my rocks to get overshadowed by the carpet.

12-9-09:
Things done:
-Split the Blyxa up into two plants. Undecided on where to put them so if anyone has any suggestions of placement then please chime in.
-Added some more RCS. Will be adding a horned Nerite soon (or it might go into my 10 gallon). Will hopefully be adding some red ramshorns soon.
-Moved lily pipes and removed the black elbow pipe.

Pictures (sorry, again, for all the water spots, smudges, reflections, etc):

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6185.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6178.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6177.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6176.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6182.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6171.jpg

Blyxa:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6173.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6170.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6175.jpg

Java fern:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6167.jpg

MM:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6174.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6164.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6165.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6166.jpg

ZooTycoonMaster 12-10-2009 03:11 AM

You're off to a great start:) Where did you get those lilly pipes?

hydrophyte 12-10-2009 03:13 AM

That's cool. I really like the unconventional fish choice.

dj2005 12-10-2009 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZooTycoonMaster (Post 956426)
You're off to a great start:) Where did you get those lilly pipes?

Came with the bundle, but they are (or were) sold on ebay. PM-M (PowerMen) is the brand. Last I saw, they were around $35 shipped for the two.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 956430)
That's cool. I really like the unconventional fish choice.

Thanks.

dj2005 12-13-2009 01:23 AM

12-12-09:
Received some new inhabitants today:
Red Ramshorns
One Horned Nerite

Things done:
I put my betta into my 2.5g tank as I don't want him eating my ramshorns.
Moved Blyxa to one side of the tank.

Pictures:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6205s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6212s.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../IMG_6226s.jpg

dj2005 12-15-2009 09:01 PM

12-15-09:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6264.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6278.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6276.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6284.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6290.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6297.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6312.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6318.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6322.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6349.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...A/IMG_6356.jpg


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