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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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1.6 Gallon Hex

This is my one and only tank... a 1.6 Gallon hex. whisper 3 submersible filter, no external light... it is in my bathroom and gets 3-4 hours of good sun each day.
In it, I have a clear algae eating shrimp, a betta, and lots of assorted java ferns. Hope you like it.

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What does everyone think? I am more into reptiles but this is my new project. Any suggestions?
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That is really nice java fern. I have one of thos tanks and I'm growing crypts in it, and added hair grass which is growing nicely.

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Cool

It looks very nice and your Betta is beautiful. That is some nice Java Fern. I believe your "clear algae eating shrimp" is a Ghost Shrimp (also known as glass or grass shrimp).

I too like reptiles very much. My first tank was a 55 gallon turtle tank which I still have And I also recently sold my 1 year old Male Veiled Chameleon
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Very cool, guys. Thanks for the nice words. The java is about 50/50 normal and lace. Most of it was bought from aquadise on ebay. I have heard mixed reviews about them, but I must say they have great java. I ordered it two separate times from them. There is also one random crypt growing in there as well.
My reptiles include a Schnieder's skink, a Thayeri kingsnake, 2 ball pythons, a carpet python, a spotted python, and a macklott's python. I also have one white kitty.
I have been considering lighting this tank but dont know if the small light I could fit on top would make a difference, since it already gets a few hours of sunlight each day. Could I do anything useful that would still be relatively cheap?
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If it's growing very well, just let it go. You can adapt if change is warranted. I gave a co-worker some java moss for her betta bowl, and it grows really well with no additional light. some java ferns are doing ok in it too

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Cool idea. IMHO the red gravel detracts from the natural beauty of the plants and the betta though.

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I agree. I would like to replace the gravel in the future.
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Minimum I keep bettas in is 5G, think that is too small for it!
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