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My new tank just came in last night. My girlfriend's betta Drogo is getting an upgrade! He's currently in a standard 10 gallon. On Saturday I'll plan on tearing down that 10 gallon to use the plants (various buces and anubius) and the eco complete substrate in this new one. The wood I was told was rose vine, the rock is green quartzite (the stuff is normally used for counter tops). The filter is the Oase Filtosmart 100 with heater. I swapped out the inflow and outflow with 13mm glass pipes.

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Hm, the image doesn't seem to be working!

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Hm, the image doesn't seem to be working!
And I can't figure out why. I've tried my normal way and two other ways to post an image there and it hasn't worked. (shrug)


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I looked at your link earlier, but I think you changed it. Was it from Flickr originally? If so, you want to use their BBCode option. You should get a link that looks like this, when you strip all the extra stuff out.

I've also removed the IMG and https so you can see the text.

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You also want to make sure the photo is public.
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I looked at your link earlier, but I think you changed it. Was it from Flickr originally? If so, you want to use their BBCode option. You should get a link that looks like this, when you strip all the extra stuff out.

I've also removed the IMG and https so you can see the text.

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You also want to make sure the photo is public.
Let's see if this works...

16gallon_idea by Evil Genius, on Flickr
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Works for me. Here it is with the extra title and user links removed, so just this plus IMG and https

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You can also choose the image size when you get the BBCode link. The forum will dynamically scale it to fit the page if you go big for detail.

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Got it mostly setup on Saturday. I think I'll move some plants around a bit and maybe add some dwarf sag to the right side. I'm not particularly fond of the rock setup, but I can't break up that large rock like I want. It chips in flat sharp flakes.

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I think it will work fine IMHO. Only thing is if you can move some of the substrate from the front to the back (or just remove some from the front). Not sure if its capped or not cant tell from pics. This will expose a tad of the front of the rock edge and give a little down slope up front. Then once plants grow in will be good to go. Really nice piece of spider wood or whatever it is. Just mu suggestion. Sure the betta will love it either way.
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I think it will work fine IMHO. Only thing is if you can move some of the substrate from the front to the back (or just remove some from the front). Not sure if its capped or not cant tell from pics. This will expose a tad of the front of the rock edge and give a little down slope up front. Then once plants grow in will be good to go. Really nice piece of spider wood or whatever it is. Just mu suggestion. Sure the betta will love it either way.
I've been looking at that substrate and I agree it's too deep in front. No, it's not capped, though I seriously thought about putting dirt down. The wood I got from a vendor at Aquashella Chicago said it was rosewood and I really like it. I've not found it anywhere online.


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So well, yesterday, I moved the couple of plants from the right to the left and then planted some mini hair grass. I went looking for the CO2 splitter I purchased months ago and of course couldn't find it. I'll have to pull the CO2 from the big tank (not really using it now anyway) and put it on this little one until I find the splitter or get a second CO2 tank. LOL! I'll have an updated photo later this week when I get all that and a background in place.


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Here is the final setup -

I got the CO2 setup this weekend. Lights still come on at 11:AM until 9:00PM. I have an hour ramp up for and then down from 100% on each end so the tank is getting full light for 8 hours. The CO2 drop checker is just turning to yellow at lights out.

If anyone has advice on lighting and CO2 I'll be happy to hear it. I want to get that dwarf hair grass established and carpeting the right side of the tank there. The light is Fluval Nano.

I'm changing aproximately 155 to 20% water twice a week with one squirt of Aquarium Co-Op Simple Green after each change.

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I may still take the anubias congensis out from against the glass (mid-ground) on the left. It looks a bit crowded.


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From another thread I'm now dosing Aquarium Co-Op's Simple Green and measuring TDS. I haven't seen any new algae or the usual brown diatoms either. Yesterday I added the little bits of rock in front that flaked off from an early try to break the big stone in pieces.
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From another thread I'm now dosing Aquarium Co-Op's Simple Green and measuring TDS. I haven't seen any new algae or the usual brown diatoms either. Yesterday I added the little bits of rock in front that flaked off from an early try to break the big stone in pieces.
Has such a peaceful look to it. I could zen out just looking at it. Great job!
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Has such a peaceful look to it. I could zen out just looking at it. Great job!
Thanks. I took the photo from my recliner last night. LOL! I'm hoping to work on some video soon now that my cold/flu is over.
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