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Old 10-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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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:


Setup after the catastrophe:


Now:


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

And just for fun my betta fish
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Nice tank.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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I like the tank! nice work. Really enjoy the layout.
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Thanks guys!

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I will warn you, however, that the betta may eat the shrimp later on. Many people have tried keeping them together and failed.
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That first shot is cool with the light streaming down. Looks like a foggy morning.
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:13 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:16 AM   #10
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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......
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I really like it! I like that it looks natural and unsculpted. Sorry you lost the other tank!
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:36 AM   #12
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That's great that you have a backup plan. You may luck out, but normally bettas and RCS just can't coexist for life......
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

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he was in a tank with tetra and shrimp and just did his own thing
That is a good sign.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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I like your tank
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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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