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This tank has been running for several months. I've recently rescaped it and put in eco-complete today.

I'll be dosing Excel daily and likely using the EI schedule for ferts. Lighting consists of one 10w CFL bulb.

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I love your rocks! The only suggestion I would have is putting some hairgrass or something taller in the background. What kind of snail is that? She's beautiful!
It's a blue ramshorn. I'll be adding some reds once they hatch from my Mini M tank. They should mate with the single blue and hopefully pop out more blue snails.

@rengb6

Micro-sword might look good too ;p

Good start here.

Is that HC or babytears in there?
HC. It has been neglected for the last month in the previous scape so it has become a bit leggy.

If the HC doesn't come in nicely, I'll follow Church's example and plant some of my marsilea minuta in its place. Maybe a blyxa bush in the back corner behind the large stone, too.

Thanks for the comments. :)
 

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12-28-09:
Added Java Fern behind the big rock. Added one Anubias petite, placement is still undecided as I am not sure if the HC will fill in nicely.

 

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Wow the HC is filling in nicely! and what a cute betta! Do you think that you will add a taller background plant? Something bright green to contrast with those pretty red rocks!
The only tall plant I have is Blyxa, and even then it isn't very tall. For now, I'm just going to keep it as is and see how it fills in.

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Field of baby Ramshorns:
 

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5-8-10:
It has been a while since I've updated this journal due to a Staghorn infestation. After a couple months of that, it suddenly disappeared and there's basically no algae in existence in this tank.

I also added some RCS filter babies and they have grown to adults. The Betta doesn't seem to chase them too much. :)

The HC is growing, though taking longer than I expected.

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RCS with plenty of snails:


And the Betta (he was hounding me to take a picture of him):
 

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I was looking at that as well.

As you stated, when I got him he was half white with mostly red fins, but now that has turned to blue and various other colors. He has also developed a blue dot right in the middle of his forehead that can be seen in the latest picture. :D
 
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