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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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8 gallon scarlet badis biotope

Planning to add a feeder colony of RCS as well. I have scuds in there in the meantime, little missy can hunt whenever she likes.

I am going to be adding 1-2 male scarlet badis and with any luck, 3 more females assuming I can find them.

Tank is crazy cloudy and has a green water culture I'm hoping dies off.

Plants are:

Dwarf lily x2
corkscrew val x3
hygrohila angustifolia
rotala wallichii (trying to nurse it back to health, it lost all its leaves in QT)
java moss
java fern
marimo
hygroryza aristata

I'll be adding more java fern as well
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Pretty cool looking tank where did you get it from?


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More pictures please

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Hey, Junebug.. fancy seeing you here!
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What kind of tank is that? Sounds like it will be awesome!
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Haha omg Hi Hank <3

I will get some more pictures of this tank ASAP. The driftwood decided that no rocks would hold it down for long and started floating, so of course literally everything in the tank is now floating except two plants and the rocks lol.

It's almost sunk, so I should have more photos in a week or so.

This is called a 180 tank. Basically it's a 8 gallon tall halfmoon, but the footprint is still impressive. I really like the look of it.
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I want one! Where do you get it?
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It's a 8g jbj biotope


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Dang kind of expensive for 8g. Must be a nice setup. The bulb included is pretty nice right? What kind of filter does it have? I also am excited to see your basis too. I have been trying to find some around me but no luck.
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Amazon sells them fairly cheap from one of the third party sellers. Unfortunately my account was messed up and not allowing me to purchase from those sellers... but luckily I had a gift card haha. I just really needed a tank for my lil' girl.

I'm still on the hunt for a male. I know a few places to find them, just waiting for the right gender ratio to come along. I want a total of two males and 3-4 females in this tank.

The filter is pretty good from what I can tell, the only downside being there's not much room for extra media. So I can't add a bag of purigen with the stock media already in it. I'm going to be modifying it anyway, getting rid of some of that and switching it out for other things. The filter floss that came with the filter though, it's amazing. Like a really tough piece of felt, not that fall apart stuff you often see. I really like that bit.
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I can't find anything cheaply for it. Everything is >= $95 :/ ohh well. How is she doing? Is the water any better?
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The B. rubra tank looks fantastic by the way! Looks quite natural! Can't wait to see this one clear up to see how good it looks!! This makes me want to post an update of my B. splendens paludarium on here and APC!! Thanks for the inspiration Junebug!!
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Updated photos. The female is doing very well. She's crazy active and almost never hides, which I find odd. She's constantly darting around the tank, inspecting things, playing in the current (which I need to baffle somehow) and hunting scuds.

As for the tank - driftwood was still floating but I got fed up and weighed it down again. Hopefully it stays until it's ready to sink. If it doesn't, I'm actually going to get the tank about half empty and add some substrate. For whatever reason some of the plants are having issues staying planted.

The filter is great, for those who were asking. I really like it, it's almost like an algae scrubber the way it works. But it does have carbon cartridges and space for customization.

The filter is positioned just below the light, and isn't covered, which is why it's growing algae. I like it, it's giving the tank a natural feel. If you didn't want this, it would be easy enough to rearrange the media or change it for something else, as the filter floss is the turf scrubber media. It's a waterfall type filter, with the output being a large "hole" rather than a spraybar.

The light is great so far. Plants are growing and sprouting new leaves daily. I added a crypt spiralis and it's doing well, even though it's been floating for a week.

The moss and I had a discussion. You can probably see in the pics, it won the fight. I can only hope it attaches quickly so I can get rid of that ugly rubberband and cut the thread. I'll also be adding more java fern to the arched piece of driftwood once it's waterlogged. Hopefully that happens soon so I can plant the darn thing.

Anyway, sorry for the wait, and without further ado, photos!
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I don't see fishy
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Fishy is only .5 inches long. You probably won't be able to see her in pictures haha. Especially because she's basically the same color as the driftwood. When I get her boyfriend, I'll try to get more pictures of them. He'll be colorful and easier to see.
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