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Old 01-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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My 2 Gal Hexagon refurb


Got my led bulb today. Works perfectly.









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Old 01-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I guess I could add, because this is the journal section and all. I made the bubbler filter out of spare parts and some junk Jayme had lying around. Used synthetic cork to plug the bottom of the plastic tube. (pretty sure its a plain foam rubber)

Using Petco white sand, should look great with a black betta. Also, the gravel vac Jayme has works great on this style of sand without sucking the sand out.

Jayme was nice enough to lend me a few things from her already established tanks to encourage seeding of my sponge filter (the moss ball, the baggy of stuff, and a piece of plant). Its not a very big sponge of course, I don't think a betta would need much anyway, but something is better than nothing IMO.

Of course, plans of having a pretty betta in here right near my desk, to watch me play BF3 in the evenings. >.>
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Tonight I changed the airstone. The old one I felt was blocking too much water flow. After changing the stone looks like I'm getting double the water flow out the top. Its also a much quieter stone.

Edit : Also got some plant bulbs and dropped those in. Got them from Petco called "Betta Bulbs".
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Nothing new really except its cycling.

The other things didn't quite kick off the cycle well. I've borrowed some of Jayme's plants and the evil ghost shrimp with two I think they are called Chinese trapdoor snails?

Anyway. With the seeding of the sponge filter and the messy snails its now cycling out nicely. Twice daily water changes for a while and the tank should be gtg in a while.
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Nothing new really except its cycling.

The other things didn't quite kick off the cycle well. I've borrowed some of Jayme's plants and the evil ghost shrimp with two I think they are called Chinese trapdoor snails?

Anyway. With the seeding of the sponge filter and the messy snails its now cycling out nicely. Twice daily water changes for a while and the tank should be gtg in a while.
Hey now, I took apart the Fluval 206 and dug some Seachem Matrix out for you and put it in a baggy. Just gotta deal with looking at it for a bit, heh.
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Rethinking putting Lance in this tank. He's extremely active in his temporary tank at the moment. Has been extremely active since we've brought him home.

I am pretty sure he'd be happier with a bigger tank than what this would provide. Certainly much more active than I have seen a betta before.
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