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Old 08-21-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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Divided 10g


This is my divided 10g, home to two male bettas.
Storm is an adult (left) and Squid is a baby (right).

Specs:
AquaTop CAF-25 Sponge Filter
Petco 100w Heater
Finnex Fugeray Planted+

Plants:
Ludwigia Red, Ludwigia Red Rubin, Crypts, Blue Hygro, Anubias, Salivina and a plant that I can't ID (looks like Dwarf Sag)

Will be EI ferting once I get the water parameters straight. Cycle just crashed, assuming because I have to drain and silicone the dividers in order to get rid of gaps in the sides. I had the filter running in another tank during that time, but the levels of waste must have changed.

Driftwood is coming. I've got two manzanita stumps in order. Things may change a little once they get here.

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Old 08-22-2014, 02:45 AM   #2
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Nice. Whats the middle section for? OCD purposes, for the sponge filter?
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:43 AM   #3
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It's just and extra buffer zone really, though I don't believe there is any way for either fish to cross.
The plan is for the blue hygro to grow tall and bushy to block the equipment from view.
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Old 08-22-2014, 03:57 AM   #4
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Nice idea. I like it!
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Thanks
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:19 AM   #6
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:23 AM   #7
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Great start. How's that light treating you?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:33 AM   #8
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Thanks! I've had this light running on my other 10g and I really like it. I think it's more medium than low light though.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:11 PM   #9
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I am redoing this tank to make it mostly all crypts! I am pulling everything, moving the corkscrew vals to the center area (since I love them) and planting crypts. Root tabs only! If the Planted+ ends up being too much light, I can down grade to the FugeRay Original I have in storage.

Picture update, replant just completed:


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Old 10-07-2014, 06:17 AM   #10
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What did you use for dividers? I like that they are the same width as the rim. It looks very clean and streamlined.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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Thank you! They're Lee's dividers that I siliconed in place. If you get them, it's a must silicone because there is a gap. The gap probably isn't large enough for anyone to fit through, but the baby was really small on the right and I couldn't sleep well risking it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:41 AM   #12
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Algae went to town. I think it is purely because of the change to crypt only, fertilized by root tabs and keeping the light. So I put the Planted+ back in it's box, and brought out the FugeRay Original from storage.
Hoping that will fix the algae problem, I'm dosing erythromycin to kick it (since it's mainly the dreaded BGA) assuming it wont come back.
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