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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2019, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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First attempt at a planted tank

Watch MD fish tanks on YouTube and decided to give it a try.
Fluval 2.6 AIO that I had laying around.
I typically do saltwater.
Betta (on order) and shrimp to be added later.
Just did this today.
Let me know what you think.

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I think it looks beautiful, but the bamboo likely wonít last long term unless it grows out above the water.

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I think bamboo is close enough to surface it might make it to top and survive. Will actually look nice if it does.
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For the first week or so after the betta arrives keep a top on the tank. Bettas like to jump when in a new environment. Subsequently if water conditions go down it will jump. So long as that doesn't happen I find they are pretty content to stay in the tank.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-06-2019, 01:03 PM
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Bamboo is usually sold underwater in pet stores but the leaves actually need to be above water to survive. The stem in the water is fine of course. I would take it out before it dies. I think the tank looks nice though good job.
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