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Old 01-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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Her first go at a planted tank


My GF has been jealous of my planted tanks for quite some time now, and always wanted one, but was intimidated to start one herself. So for christmas I got her a sleak looking fluval ebi (she had a similar idea and bought me one too, haha) and some extra stuff to help get her started.

I thought I would share her progress, as i'm impressed with how things are coming along.



Stuff:

Aquarium - 8 Gallon Fluval Ebi

Substrate - Flourite black - Fluval Shrimp Stratum

Filtration - Fluval nano internal filter

Lighting - Fluval 13W CFL

Liquid C02 and ferts

Heating - marineland(75F)





Stock:

1x Halfmoon Plakat Betta

1x Ramshorn snail

Soon to be added...

Otto cats

School of Sparrow Rasboras

Bamboo Shrimp, or something along those lines.


Plants:

Anubias Nana

Java fern

Java moss

Limnophila Sessiliflora

Rotala Indica


It's great to see her excited, and enjoying the hobby so far. Excited to see what comes from all of this...i'll be sure to keep this thread updated as it progresses.


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Old 01-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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Very nice ...


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Looks good! Are you using Seachem Excel as the liquid Co2 or another brand? I bought some and it should arrive tomorrow but I'm not sure when I should introduce it to the tank.
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Very nice . Beautiful plakat. . .
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Beautiful! Its going to look even better when java moss eventually grows over the drift wood.
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Well done!
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Gorgeous fish, and cute little tank. Looks nicer than my first crack at the hobby lol

Now, wait until her's is doing better than yours, eh? :P
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Looks good! Are you using Seachem Excel as the liquid Co2 or another brand? I bought some and it should arrive tomorrow but I'm not sure when I should introduce it to the tank.
She is, we started at day one, and everything seems to be doing really well. If you're worried you can just do a lower dose than the recommendation.

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Very nice . Beautiful plakat. . .
Thanks, I agree I am jealous of this little guy...It's hard to find Plakats around here, and nice ones at that.


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Beautiful! Its going to look even better when java moss eventually grows over the drift wood.
Oh I agree. She is debating to swap it in for another type of moss, but eithier way it's going to look nice.

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Well done!
Thanks! p.s. She'll hear all these compliments/feedback. She is just very busy with work and her professional practice exams.


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Gorgeous fish, and cute little tank. Looks nicer than my first crack at the hobby lol

Now, wait until her's is doing better than yours, eh? :P

Much better than my first planted too... by far! I'm quite proud, and welcome the compitition


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much green, very beauty, wow
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much green, very beauty, wow
Very green, she is debating whether to add a splash of red via plants.
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