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post #16 of 54 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 01:36 AM
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I never thought of doing a blown up photo for the tank's background, thank pretty cool. Did you just laminate it to keep it as waterproof as possible, or a special printing paper?

Also, DaveKS is the best. He's helped me with plant suggestions on my journal as well

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No, I just used double-sided tape. It seems to be working.
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First group of plants . . .

On Saturday, I planted Anubias Nana, Cryptocorynes Retrospiralis, Cryptocorynes Wendtii Red, and Cryptocorynes Wendtii Brown from Wet Plant. I would like to thank DaveKS, Minorhero, Frank158, Germanblueramiover, and Sittinglynx for their helpful inputs! Next week, I will work on ground cover for the foreground.
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See how easy it is to find a totally awesome Betta. He looks like a flame swimming around tank. Plants look great, that retrospiralis will look nice when it throws up some taller leaves. Hopefully you won’t get any melt but if you do they should grow some new leaves in a couple months.

Don’t not forget you’ll need to do some light dosing with a good balanced fert, I’d recommend standard Thrive at 1/3 strength. A bottle in this type of tank should last you a couple years at least.
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Thanks for the advice! I will work on the foreground this weekend. I will also begin dosing . . .
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Good old crypt wendtti brown or red
I have a large patch of the green gecko and some brown in there would look stellar, but both buce.com and h2oplants are sold out.


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I have a large patch of the green gecko and some brown in there would look stellar, but both buce.com and h2oplants are sold out.
You can get wendtii red on amazon.
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@Haggai1.5 "On Saturday, I planted Anubias Nana, Cryptocorynes Retrospiralis, Cryptocorynes Wendtii Red, and Cryptocorynes Wendtii Brown from Wet Plant"

From the limited knowledge I have about plants, that list looks like a good bet to start with. I set up an undergravel system in my tank (not thinking I would what plants), now that I'm on this forum, I'm changing my mind. With @DaveKS 's advise, I started with Frogbit to help with my high nitrates. After seeing how cool they are, I thought "what would survive under them (ijn low light) and with water flow under 3" of gravel. Crypts kept coming up with my UTube watching, Ha! Anyway, looks like a good start & that Betta is beautiful!

Just curious, ever make it out to that aquarium store I googled? Since I set up 6 months ago, I think I've been to 6 mom & pop aquarium stores in my area. I like to go see what they have and meet others all "geeked out" on the hobby, lol! I guess I get a little over zealous

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I plan to visit them this weekend.
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I am on vacation so been away. Judah is a lucky Betta, he looks great!
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Betta's Budget

Today, I ordered three more plants from Wetplant. With the help of those at The Planted Tank, I was able to stay under budget! THANKS!

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Major Changes . . .

Today, I made some major changes to my Betta Tank. First, I added seven (7) Neon Tetras. Then, I returned Judah to Petsmart for a Blue Mustard Male Betta. His name is Solomon! Lastly, I added one (1) water lettuce to said tank. Here's a shot from the top and Solomon being floated . . .
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How is Solomon doing with those flashy Neons?

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Solomon/Neons

Solomon and the Neons seem to being doing quite well. I hope it stays that way!

Bump: I hope to have a peaceful community tank . . .
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That’s exactly the kind of Betta I want next. Love the mustard colored ones.

Poor, Judah, turns out you were the real Judah. Turning your back on him and taking him back to Petsmart to suffer in his little cup after he had tasted the good life.
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