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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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5 Gallon dp tank :D

Hi everyone, here is my latest tank.

This tank was made possible by Waterfaller1 aka Carole for giving me an awesome raok

Tank is a 5 gallon marineland corner tank with the trims taken off and is filtered by an aquaclear 20

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Dwarf hairgrass with dwarf sag in the back right

Amazingly, dwarf hairgrass was the easiest for me to plant because it is so light so it doesn't float up after planting. It was just time consuming to plant

The Queen of the tank: Cutie

She swims so fast although her tail is still closed and to the side.

There is also 3 dwarf pygmy corys in there but they are hiding under the zebra rocks.

This is just my little emerse setup for hc


I am just trying my hand at emersed since there is no where in the tank to put it. It is in with eco complete substrate. Also theres like 2 drops of excel in it.

It is attached to the tank, in the first two pics, its kinda hard to see it but its right where there is a glare.

I think i may be using diy c02 in that tank, i have an extra nutrafin canister laying around

Well, there ya have it. My new tank just set up yesterday

Any comments welcome, Thanks!
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Awesome! I am so glad the fish are doing well. I wish you the best with it. Keep us updated..it looks great!
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Thanks.

She still wont come and eat like the way you said you fed her

She swims to about 3 inches from the tweezer (my fingers are to clumsy) with the bloodworm and then swims away. I put it there fore like 1 minute but then my arm got numb so i let it go along with about 5 other worms. I put it in the stargrass on top though so that she would see it and about 2 hours later, it was gone. Not sure if it was the water current though...

Shes so cute though, i saw her open up her tailfin and "stretch"
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She yawns too... She'll come around. Lots of personality packed in that little fish. Make friends with her. Just kind of hang out nearby doing something so she can watch you. Try not to hover or stare. It took me awhile, and still sometimes she was shy.
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I think it looks awesome! Nice job, you two





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Thanks for the comment!

Hey look, we are all floridians

I dont have to worry about not hanging around Cutie, her tank is right next to my close so she gets to see me change
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I forgot in all the excitement the other day, that you had admired the flame moss. If you want, I can send you some.
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You should have seen the look on Cobra Guppy, his dad's, and my face..when I pulled the ozelot sword out of the ten gallon. The roots had grown to half of the tank! What did you do with it? And what did you do with the driftwood? Will you be setting the ten gallon up as another tank?
That is an awesome pic of the hc,I like the bowl..lol. You have to work on some better pics of 'Cutie'.
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This was when she was in the tank that the betta is now in.

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No, you dont need to send me any. I like the taiwan moss on the driftwood.

The roots were as long as the Ozelot sword itself! I trimmed it back to about 3 inches and put it in my 29 gallon along with the driftwood for now.

Exams are coming up so i dont have time yet

Summers just around the corner though!

I think i may be able to take better pictures soon since my sister is coming home tonight with her new camera.
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Cool, I look forward to it.
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Update please..
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I've got a no-tech 5-gallon tank illumintated with a 13-watt compact flourescent bulb and it does well. I would expect you could have similar success and it looks like you are off to a good start. You may eventually want to replace if your plants since they have a tendency to grow large but you can enjoy a easy to maintain tank now.

Much like your tank, it only has easy to grow plants - ones that don't require much attention. All I do is prune back the najas grass and change the water every week. Everything else grow slow enough so I usually don't have to pay much attention to them. I get a few clusters of green spot algae once in a while but that not a problem. If anything, it gives the hardscape pieces a natural look and keeps it from looking so unnatural.

I only have small fish: 5 celestial peral danios and 5 ruby tetras. That's my carbon dioxide generators.

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Your tank looks good and the fish is cute
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Thanks everyone!

I'll post pics today, i took them this morning but i can't find the connect cord to get them in my comp...

Its what happens when you have to clean your house for guests
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