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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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This is gonna be fun!!

Ok so I finally placed my first order on some tank supplies and its gotten me into the spirit of things!! I'm planning a densely planted 10 gallon for a betta and here's what I bought so far-

Api master test kit
Activflora plant substrate 16 pounds
Aqua clear 20

I know its not a lot but its the first of many small orders to go, I'll be using two 13 watt CFLs, thrive by niolcg, and excel. I'm going to be using spiderwood and river rocks for hardscape and a variety of plants.

This will span the time of maybe about 2-3 months and I'll upload a simple before picture, I hope you guys stick around, I'll look forward to your feedback and any help you may give thank you!!


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so next shipment is here, I put on a background and cleaned up the class its starting to come together a little only a few more shipments then it'll be time to order the plants! gotta say I'm feeling the betta fever, I saw this little guy at the LFS and was tempted to just snag him up!

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Bettas are pretty interesting fish. And nice, looks like you're getting everything in nicely . Keep us posted!


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They are, everything is here now I ordered the plants but they won't be shipped til the 31st so I'll have to wait a little while til I can really get things going.

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man I hate waiting! patience is key so they say lol
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While I wait I'm just getting all the kinks out the way, I discovered I needed to build a little stand for the lights so I put together I little makeshift PVC stand, its quite sturdy and I can adjust the height and angle quite easily

I forgot how exciting this all is!! The plants should make a nice late christmas present. I ordered them from planted aquarium central and ive heard lots of good things from them, I'm not to worried about how they'll do in shipping because they're only coming from Arizona to las Vegas so the temps won't be lower than 40. Currently working on putting together a little screen top for the tank too. Spiderwood also only took a day to completely waterlog, I was quite surprised! Could this be because its such a small piece? I found some little river rocks at lake mead that are quite pretty, Ill be sanitizing them sometime this week. My next post should be the unboxing of the plants! I hope you're all enjoying your holiday.

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PLANTS ARE FINALLY HERE!! Very well packaged all healthy and beautiful, I'll post a picture when the water has cleared up.

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Time for some close ups now that the water is clear

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