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Old 04-20-2013, 01:28 AM   #31
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I think I bought to fine a sand
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:33 AM   #32
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Upside down haha xD
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:00 AM   #33
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Haha yeah took it with my phone. I don't know why it does that
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:22 AM   #34
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Default If you're in Cali, your window tank will go past 100 degrees.

I'm over on the East Coast. I had a tank CLOSE to the window, decided to leave the shade up one day to give the little fish some natural daylight.

Right before I was about to leave the house, I saw my little betta fish wasn't swimming around "exploring". Instead mr Betta was HIDING along side it's fake log ornament. It was like CLINGING to the ornament for some SHADE.

Thought to myself, "That's weird of him to do that".

Luckily I had 4 kitchen thermometers laying around that & placed a couple inside the tank.
  • Temperature read almost 100 DEGREES & it was ONLY 10am.
Would have LOST all of the little ones if I didn't spot it SOONER. Not going to make that same mistake again.

Anyway.......
I'm curious to see what type of plants/critters you decide to house in your tank.

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #35
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I appreciate the tip, ill put a thermometer in there and watch out for temp swings. My house allways stays between 73-75 but I can see how direct sunlight can cause issues. Although it only gets 2 hours of morning sun.

As for tw sand I'm concerned that it maybe be to fine. Can it harm shrimp? Will it cause issues with the plants?

Also can anyone identify the two plants in the tank? They were gift to me. I want to try and figure out proper care for them.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:52 PM   #36
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Plant one

Anyone know what it is?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #37
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Plant two. Any guesses?
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #38
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maybe crypt parva on the second one? the first also looks sort of like a crypt but I only have 2 crypts in my tank so I'm no expert
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:12 PM   #39
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Okay thank you. I'm sure the other is a crypt too. I asked in the plant section too ill check there.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #40
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The tank is coming along. I add and remove items from day to day as I look at and decide if it is how I want it.
Here it is right now. It's the first week of cycling. Water temp in the window seems to stay between 68 at night and till mid morning then climbs to 78 mid afternoon. That seems like a large shift to me but I am thinking that its a very natural transition through that temp range and it may not harm shrimp.
Any thoughts on this?
Any feed back on its appearance?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #41
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #42
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Very cool tank
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:25 PM   #43
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I like this idea. Looking forward to seeing how this works out. The temp shift might be ok for shrimp. In the wild though were there might be a temperature shift that is twice this, the shrimp are able to move around to find warmer or cooler spots, for example they can retreat to the bottom of a stream in the middle of the day. Maybe you'll just have to find out for us if this can work.
Since you're not completely planted yet, I would take this opportunity to slope the sand away from the glass, but that's just me.
Looking good so far.
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I like this idea. Looking forward to seeing how this works out. The temp shift might be ok for shrimp. In the wild though were there might be a temperature shift that is twice this, the shrimp are able to move around to find warmer or cooler spots, for example they can retreat to the bottom of a stream in the middle of the day. Maybe you'll just have to find out for us if this can work.
Since you're not completely planted yet, I would take this opportunity to slope the sand away from the glass, but that's just me.
Looking good so far.
Also in the wild the lake, pond or whatever body of waters is thousands time bigger than this tiny tank. So even if temp fluctuate it won't affect 10% of the waters.

In this tank however there are no escape when summer come. They'll boiled alive.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #45
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Can you put a shade or a blind in the window for the summer when the light would be direct? That might help since it would block the sun. The more solid, the better.
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