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Old 04-26-2013, 02:45 AM   #16
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Great looking tank! Makes me want to go out and get a Betta tank as well.
Thank you very much. Because of the small size, its been difficult to find the right filtration, heater, lighting to keep it looking nice. I dose ferts everyday and picked up a LED desklamp from Target that is really bright.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:44 AM   #17
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This tank looks grossly overstocked..

What is your exact stock list and gallonage?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:33 AM   #18
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This tank looks grossly overstocked..

What is your exact stock list and gallonage?
I won't provide a bullet list for you to make judgements.

Bio load can be managed with maintenance and dense planting. I have over 10 species of plants in this little tank. I do a 50% water change and light surface vac with rigid airline tubing every 5 days. I also feed sparingly with an eyedropper every other day.

The results speak for themselves.

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #19
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Fish need adequate space to live. You could cram me in a locker, feed me and water me, but I wouldn't be happy.

I'm not making judgements, but I am asking that you reconsider your stocking.

This looks to be about two gallons. Neon tetras need something like a 12g long or a 20B to have adequate swimming space.

Bettas have territory, and can't stand when they are encroached upon.
*Hence why your betta jumped ship.

This is a common thing with new fish keepers. They want all the fish but don't have all the space.

I'm not trying to accost you, but whenever I see tanks like this, I explain to owners why it isn't good for fish ever, even if they are in 'healthy' water.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:45 AM   #20
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I've been keeping aquariums for over 25 years and I know what I'm doing. I just not as concerned with fish "needs" (i.e- room to swim, medical/dental ins etc.) as you are.

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Bettas have territory, and can't stand when they are encroached upon.
*Hence why your betta jumped ship.
When Roy Johnson jumped out, he was the only one in the tank.
*Hence, your theory is debunked.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:47 AM   #21
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I feel you are being surely snide, but I'll not interject my opinions -- as you asked. Just ask that you be more polite, as my intentions were to help you, your fish.

* I'm not a hippie for realizing all animals have needs. That comment was relatively offensive.
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It is a beautiful tank.
Having said that, I have a Betta in a 10 Gallon, alone.
and another in a 2.1 Gallon Critter keeper also alone.

Both are happy, swimming all day into gentle currents.
Eating every bit of food in the tanks morning and night.
I'd like to put the critter keeper back as plant only, and get another larger tank for the 2nd betta, but He's just as active and healthy as the one in the 10 Gallon.

Also their names are Finn and Sawyer.
But to return, Try and keep it clean guys no need to force opinions one way or the other. I'd hate to see this get locked up by the mods.
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Not to get at you Mabj but anything over 1gal is great for a betta. People normally keep them in vases. Great looking thank by the way. Neons might snack on your shrimp tho.
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Not to get at you Mabj but anything over 1gal is great for a betta.
I completely agree. That wasn't my gripe. It was the small school of neons in a far too small tank + the betta.

I reported our back and forth to the mods already. Many of our posts were deleted.
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I completely agree. That wasn't my gripe. It was the small school of neons in a far too small tank + the betta.

I reported our back and forth to the mods already. Many of our posts were deleted.
You reported our back and forth? Good grief.


The betta was removed before the neons moved in. I'm not trying to cram everybody in like a housing project. You need to acclimate multiple neons at a time if you want to be sure at least one will make it and 4 of 5 survived. Especially when they are a small as the ones I got. Coulda been 3, coulda only been 2. I love neons, they look so good in a planted tank.

At any rate, its all good.

They are fed flake and bloodworms by eyedropper on alternating feeding days. Brine shrimp a few times a month.





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They do better in large groups. I will say your plants need a larger tank thats for sure.
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The reason I started a small tank is because its less expensive to stock with plants and I had limited room to work with. I'm quite happy with it. Water changes are a breeze. Exactly what I was going for
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #28
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I think this is the first pearling I've seen. couple small bubbles in there. The Wisteria has really small pearling all over the leaves along the top level of the tank





any advice on the slight blackening of the some spots on the Ludwigia would be great. I use all of seachems ferts on alternating days
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Time to thin out the java fern

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Old 06-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #30
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any advice on the slight blackening of the some spots on the Ludwigia would be great.
My Ludwigia had this problem too. I'm not 100% sure, but I think it was due to a lack of light getting to the lower portions of the plants. I trimmed and thinned out some of my stems, and now the Ludwigia seems to be bouncing back.
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