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Old 06-15-2012, 02:28 AM   #16
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Beautiful setup! I am thinking of getting some guppies for my spec. I had a beta but he didn't like it in there. To ebb the flow I scootched the top bit of the hose off the exit spout and pointed the spout up into the tank away from the fish. I really like the long cyperus helferi, I think it gives the scape a beautiful movement that can be lost in a tank this small. Keep the updates coming!
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:36 AM   #17
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Thanks! The cyperus is starting to grow on me (heheh) too, I just hope it can survive in here as I had a lot of problems keeping it alive in a low tech tank... but I think it will be fine with the Aquasoil.

I quite liked the guppies in there, but, I'm opting for a betta instead. I bought a pearl & gold halfmoon plakat with blue grizzle spots. I'm excited!
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:19 AM   #18
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Betta is here! he's quite the character already. He needs a name though, any suggestions? lol



I can't wait until I have a real camera and can photograph him properly

Tank looks pretty good, ammonia is still sky high with daily water changes but the cyperus seems to be adjusting well with little issues.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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:O What a gorgeous Betta! I'd name him after some ancient god or an angel or something, he has such an ethereal look with that colouring.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #20
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I always seem to name mine by personality, I've got a nice red HM male- who was named Frank- sometimes I think people in the dorm think I'm married- I'm always talking to Frank!

I'll throw some names into the ring- Flur, Flurry, you could name him something to do with white, snow, in another language?

Anyway I love your setup and he is a pretty little looker!
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #21
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I personally prefer names that don't pertain to how they look. I would name it something like Timmy(if it's male) or some sort of name with a smooth pronunciation Like anything with like an Sh- Ce- etc.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #22
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Thanks everyone! I'm the same way, don't really like naming things based on appearance... like people who name dalmations "Spot" hahaha.

Here he is in the Spec -



It still has some very slight ammonia readings but I'm doing twice daily water changes and that has been keeping them at 0.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #23
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he looks like a young mustard gas DT male, except his colors are a little paler then most mustard gases. good topline too. nice little fish.
no idea on names though.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:22 AM   #24
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Here he is, lounging in one of the craters he dug in the Aquasoil... he's a very strange fish, loves digging, wedging himself in between the plants nose down, and resting against the overflow :

In this picture his head looks very weird and deformed. It's just from the angle of the picture/the glass. He's definitely not a frankenfish. If any one can help me properly ID his color/pattern I'd appreciate it!

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:18 AM   #25
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I think he should be named 'Digity' if this is the same fish that is digging in the AS.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:50 AM   #26
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Spartacus!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:55 AM   #27
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VERY nice fish, and tank!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:14 AM   #28
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Any updates? How is the c. helferi doing in there?
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:11 AM   #29
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Sorry I haven't updated in a while, lost my sister to cancer recently, been a tough few weeks.

The c. helferi is actually doing pretty well... a little bit of die off in the transition from emersed to submerged, but there is new growth and it is getting taller... it's almost overcrowding the tank!

Betta is doing great too. He's too much of a digger though, I'm scared he's going to get himself stuck somewhere.. I'm probably going to rescape the tank without rocks in the near future. It looks awful with all the dirt shoved into the center.

Pictures speak better than words lol -


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Old 08-10-2012, 05:57 AM   #30
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Here's some more pics of pretty fish:







Dang I need a real camera. One thing at a time...
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