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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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Uh Oh! Another one! (RETIRED)

Last one, I promise to myself.
Depending on how both the bowl and tank go. I may upgrade the tank to medium/high light plants with CO2.

Equipment:
5 Gallon Tank
Tetra Whisper Filter
Fluker's Black Clamp Lamp
13 Watt 6500K Coil Bulb

Substrate:
Miracle Grow's Organic Potting Soil
Sienna Petco Sand

Decorations:
4 Crystal Rocks

Plants:
Crypt Wendtii
Bacopa Caroliniana
Rotala Indica

Fauna:
1 Male Veil Tail Betta


The Beginning! What it started out as. Before the leak.



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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 0.2.1 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 2.0 Anoles, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.1 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 2x 10 Gallon, 2x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?

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yay for moss!

btw don't plant your java fern like that. The rhizomes needs light. attach it to the driftwood instead.


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btw don't plant your java fern like that. The rhizomes needs light. attach it to the driftwood instead.

Thank for the tip! I can't believe I forgot no to bury it!
I pulled up and it is sitting on the sand for now. I will attach it to the wood later.



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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 0.2.1 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 2.0 Anoles, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.1 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 2x 10 Gallon, 2x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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Quick Update. The Whisper Filter is aggravating! It clears the sand in one place. I am going to look into getting something else or rigging it to not make a mess!

For those worried about the light! I am going to build something to hold the fixture or get my other fixture back from my parents. And hang a chain from either the ceiling or the wall.



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I had the same problem with the whisper filters. If you place like a shell, or a moss tile, right where the exit is it stops the sand from moving. I still use whisper 30i's and just have several moss tiles at the exit.
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I had the same problem with the whisper filters. If you place like a shell, or a moss tile, right where the exit is it stops the sand from moving. I still use whisper 30i's and just have several moss tiles at the exit.
Okay thank you!



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Just my animals: 0.2 Cornsnakes, 0.2 Bearded Dragons, 1.0 Water Dragon, 0.2.1 Crested Geckos, 1.0 Tiger Salamander, 2.0 Anoles, 0.0.2 Red Eared Slider Turtles, 0.0.1 Map Turtle, 0.0.1 Hermit Crabs, 1.0 Hamster, 1.0 Rabbit, 0.1 Horses, 2.2 Dogs, 0.2 Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Oscar Tank, Planted Bowl, 2x 10 Gallon, 2x 0.5 Gallon, 5 Gallon, and Planted 25 Gallon Tank....Is that it?
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This is doing good. Tannins got released from the wood. I love the yellow water. lol
The sand looks ucky with all the wood pieces all over it. But I kinda like the look of it. Makes if feel more natural.



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Hmmmm, how did I miss this thread. Oh well, I am here now.


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Hmmmm, how did I miss this thread. Oh well, I am here now.

It was in my signature for a while. Still is by the way.



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It was in my signature for a while. Still is by the way.
Lol. I saw it too and it never clicked. Too much on my mind all the time.


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I added some more moss. But I lost the tiny moss ball. lol



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I added some more moss. But I lost the tiny moss ball. lol
What kind of moss? That sucks on the moss ball. Once I lost a tiny crypt parva plant and I thought the cat ate it. A few days later, during a rescape, I found it tangled in one of my stem plants. Go figure.


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What kind of moss? That sucks on the moss ball. Once I lost a tiny crypt parva plant and I thought the cat ate it. A few days later, during a rescape, I found it tangled in one of my stem plants. Go figure.
Java Moss.



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Java Moss.
Nice. If you are ever looking for more moss, get a hold of chad320 on here. He sent me a great moss package for a decent price.


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Nice. If you are ever looking for more moss, get a hold of chad320 on here. He sent me a great moss package for a decent price.
Okay, thanks. I can't wait to put shrimps in my bowl and possibly some in this tank. lol Ugh! I hate waiting.



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