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Old 09-01-2012, 06:25 PM   #31
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spot treating / double dosing excel seems to be clearing up the hair algae. now just have iron out what's causing it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:29 AM   #32
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Some updated shots. Growth has been great. hygro's are adjusting to submerged life and turning crimson red / purple. Livestock is added too. I chanced it and added 2 oto's despite this betta being historically terrible with tankmates and so far he has completely left them alone, showing no interest whatsoever. Debating trying an amano and seeing if he can behave himself.







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Old 09-10-2012, 03:54 AM   #33
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Very nice, it will look wonderful grown in!
Loving the dimensions, keep us posted.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #34
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Tank looks awesome! Does your betta not jump? I read betta's were jumpers right after I put one in my 45F.....he lasted 4 days. Super bummed. Your betta looks gorgeous.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #35
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I've housed this betta in 3 seperate tanks over the time we've had him, all were open tops. I've never seen him jump.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #36
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Here's a little video update of the tank's current state, be sure to switch to 720p. Sorry the video is still slightly blurry, I'm new to videography. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/jXcEw68M_JY

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #37
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How's the Gush glassware working out for you in such a shallow tank?

Nice amounts of flow?

On edit: Suppose I should have watched the video before asking the question! Ha.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #38
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I am extremely happy with my GUSH purchase. The 2213 plus gush output make it so there is a massive turnover rate, but unless my betta is within a few inches of the output, he is able to easily swim. Even with the filter going full blast, he has to get within inches of the outflow before he looks like he's struggling against the flow.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #39
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Well, its getting close to the 3 month mark so I figured it was time to post some updated shots! Everything is growing better than expected. The flame moss has become my favorite, i run my fingers over it every time i pass the tank. I never expected it to grow so far above the water line. HC has been yellowing a little, but I've made a dosing change and in the week since that was implemented, things seem to be getting better. Livestock has remained the same but I am debating adding a few grazing shrimp to the display.





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Old 11-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #40
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Gorgeous!

Some Painted Fire Reds would really liven things up, for sure.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #41
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sweet tank, it is growing in nicely!

what is the plant in the branches? Can you grow that submerged?
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:48 PM   #42
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very nice!
Your right that flame moss grow tru the water surface is great!

Is the red plant hygro kompact? I dont think I ever seen it red?

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #43
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Wow! It's absolutely beautiful I love the emersed plants. And is the plant on the branch a bromeliad?? It's beautiful! I do love the moss sticking up, too. The whole things is alive with color and texture, it's amazing.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #44
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Thanks all! to answer questions:

The red plant in the back is in fact hygro kompakt! When it was under my t5s in another tank, they were always emerald green. But now under 2 different led setups (lowes par38 and now my diy led) they turn a crimson red. I do dose iron, but they are that red regardless of iron dosing.

The airplants are in fact bromeliads. They cannot be submerged. the roots can't even touch the water. The branch the are attached to just rests in the tank, so once a week, I remove that branch, dunk the plants under water for a few seconds and then place the branch back where it goes. I'm already seeing a new shoot on the highest B. so the method is working.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:01 AM   #45
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Wow so much prettier red!

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