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Old 12-02-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Dan's Mini M: Woodiness


2-11-13 - Woodiness:


10-1-10 - Wetland:


3-5-10 - Mountainside:



I purchased this setup on 11/24/09 from a fellow TPT member. Now that I got the tank planted to how I'll probably keep it for some time, I decided it would be best to start a journal on it.

I dose dry ferts, Flourish, Excel, and have 18w of light on it for eight hours per day.

Inhabitants:
Betta
Nerite
RCS
Ramshorn

Plants:
Blyxa japonica
Java fern (probably will be removed in the future)
Marsilea minuta

I apologize ahead of time for the horrible pictures (and water spots, and algae). I cannot get my camera to properly capture 6700-10000k light as it always makes it either too yellow or too green. So, I fooled around with the preset colors and I see it came out much too blue. Hopefully next time I'll be able to hit the middle ground.

12-1-09:






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Old 12-02-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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Very nice. That's a cool little setup for a betta to enjoy. Is that glosso or marsila minuata?
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Very nice. That's a cool little setup for a betta to enjoy. Is that glosso or marsila minuata?
Thanks. It is Marsilea minuta.
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #4
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nice tank!!! but your betta will probably eat all your shrimp in a couple weeks
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Old 12-02-2009, 05:10 AM   #5
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nice tank!!! but your betta will probably eat all your shrimp in a couple weeks
They give him some exercise. I don't think he managed to get one yet, but if he does, I have a 10g full of them.

Strangely, he seems more interested partaking in a stare contest versus my blyxa than chasing shrimp.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:45 AM   #6
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I like the rock work! I have to agree chris.rivera3, the shrimp will be dinner! Good Job!
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:19 PM   #7
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Thanks JakeJ. ddtran is the one responsible for the stonescape. I pretty much only planted the plants and attached the lily pipes.

Did a cleaning for the filter and lily pipes yesterday. I think I am already seeing some new MM leaves popping up. This update is mainly to document the current status of the plants so I can compare it easily in the following weeks.

12-3-09 & 12-4-09:






Fissiden Nugget (came as an unexpected freebie in my MM bundle):


Blyxa (perking up):


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Old 12-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #8
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nice work, keep us posted...
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #9
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looks good! can't wait till that MM carpets up.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #10
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Thanks.

How tall does MM become? I'm hoping what I currently have is its max size as I don't want my rocks to get overshadowed by the carpet.

12-9-09:
Things done:
-Split the Blyxa up into two plants. Undecided on where to put them so if anyone has any suggestions of placement then please chime in.
-Added some more RCS. Will be adding a horned Nerite soon (or it might go into my 10 gallon). Will hopefully be adding some red ramshorns soon.
-Moved lily pipes and removed the black elbow pipe.

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Old 12-10-2009, 03:11 AM   #11
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You're off to a great start Where did you get those lilly pipes?
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That's cool. I really like the unconventional fish choice.
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You're off to a great start Where did you get those lilly pipes?
Came with the bundle, but they are (or were) sold on ebay. PM-M (PowerMen) is the brand. Last I saw, they were around $35 shipped for the two.

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That's cool. I really like the unconventional fish choice.
Thanks.
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12-12-09:
Received some new inhabitants today:
Red Ramshorns
One Horned Nerite

Things done:
I put my betta into my 2.5g tank as I don't want him eating my ramshorns.
Moved Blyxa to one side of the tank.

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