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Old 04-06-2013, 06:23 AM   #1
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Casa de Roy Johnson (My planted Betta 2 space) pic heavy


This is my first aquarium in 8 years. I worked at shops for 3-4 years and had been a reef guy prior with some experience keeping and breeding bettas. Got bit by the bug again HARD and now have 2 new tanks. My 7.5 here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=293602

I started this tank March 3rd so its been going a little over a month now. The betta's name is Roy Johnson. The filtration isn't ideal. Its a Tetra Whisper i internal powered by an air stone. I will probably end up going with a powered internal turtle filter type thing. Only problem with that is, a lot of times they are too strong. For light I have a small ZOO Med Betta LED and a 20 watt halogen desk lamp













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Old 04-06-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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I'm using almost the full line of SeaChem fertilizers and doing 40% water change every 5 days or so.


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Old 04-06-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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Cool. I have a betta named Roy also. Didn't think to give him a last name though!
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Roy jumped out of his tank about 2 weeks ago and nearly died. Luckily my little dog was messing with it and I caught her. He was feeling better after a day ad his scale damage is nearly healed. He is one of the most active and aggressive Bettas I have ever kept.
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Cool. I have a betta named Roy also. Didn't think to give him a last name though!
LOL no way! See its a good thing mine has a last name or there could be some confusion.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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LOL no way! See its a good thing mine has a last name or there could be some confusion.
Haha! I went to college with a guy who couldn't be bothered remembering people's names, so he called everyone Roy. The name Roy became the "go-to" name when you couldn't think of someone's real name. So when I couldn't think of a name for the betta he became Roy.
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Haha! I went to college with a guy who couldn't be bothered remembering people's names, so he called everyone Roy. The name Roy became the "go-to" name when you couldn't think of someone's real name. So when I couldn't think of a name for the betta he became Roy.

HAHA My drummer had a cat named Roy when we first started jammin. I have an uncle named Roy.
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I trimmed things up, did a water change and added another type of fern today. PetCo didn't know the species and I haven't looked it up yet.


I also started a little cup to put outside and grow clippings in.



Flora Max capped with black sand filled to the gravel line with fertilized tank water.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:16 AM   #9
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Whoa I thought both Cherry shrimp had been eaten and this morning as I was looking for Roy Johnson, who was sleeping in the back of the tank, I noticed this little guy hiding out under the anubias pot. I was so excited!




Once I flood my Iwugami tank, I will try to get the shrimp out of there and into a safer place. I dont like the bullying that goes on with Bettas
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Yeah dude! Both shrimps are still alive. I saw them both out feeding today

My Brazil moss came in from the UK too



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Looks good! Lucky your RCS are both females, otherwise they would be betta snacks for sure!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:35 AM   #14
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Default Good bye Roy Johnson

The betta killed both Pristella Tetras so I evicted him and replaced him with a small group of neons. I want peace in my little tank. Funny thing is, the neons fight for status amongst themselves. lol



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Old 04-26-2013, 03:38 AM   #15
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Great looking tank! Makes me want to go out and get a Betta tank as well.
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