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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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5 - 6 gallons is pretty good! It's quite surprising just how much water an Exo Terra can hold.
yeah :) my tank is the 24x18 size. lucky i didn't get the 36x18 because it wouldn't have fit in my room :)
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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added my shrimp and shut down my shrimp tank. i need to transfer offer the fissidens moss from my shrimp tank to this tank.



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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 10:14 AM
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How delightful!

Prana (deep blue/purple CT female) Fluval Spec 2

Qi (turquoise CT female) 5 g riparium

Vanilla Beast (Ivory apple snail diffusa), Watson and Crick (Amano shrimp), Tributary (Moss Ball aka AquaTribble) Fluval Spec V

Pond and ramshorn snails (so many!) 2.5 g

Mr. And Mrs. Smith (assassin snails) 0.5 QT tank

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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ok, so i received my micro anubias and petite gold anubias, along with a plant i paid $20 for :P.
my betta, i am now naming Garen, doesn't play nicely and ate about 4 shrimp so far. i have to section him off in the corner and gave him what is equivalent of 1.25 gallon swimming area i assume. he's doing well, swimming, exploring, and going crazy for food.





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not much of an update, but a daily update i suppose :P



a cherry shrimp made it's way over the barrier and became lunch


been super lazy about buying rocks for this layout
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*jelly*

Prana (deep blue/purple CT female) Fluval Spec 2

Qi (turquoise CT female) 5 g riparium

Vanilla Beast (Ivory apple snail diffusa), Watson and Crick (Amano shrimp), Tributary (Moss Ball aka AquaTribble) Fluval Spec V

Pond and ramshorn snails (so many!) 2.5 g

Mr. And Mrs. Smith (assassin snails) 0.5 QT tank

Leopard ramshorns 16oz NPT Mason Jar

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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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i posted this in betta photo's but i'll post it here also.
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my fissidens moss is growing in pretty well, shrimp love it as well

i think this is pennywort? not sure the name but it's growing rather quickly and i hope it fills in nicely


i also got a small sample of this plant (which i believe is glosso), the seller of my anubias micro probably accidentally pulled a small portion of this out and i am now growing it in hopes it carpets my island; probably going to take a year at the least, haha!

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It took me a few mins to realize you are using one of those reptile terrariums...

are you going to let the betta free once the plants grow in a bit and provide more shelter for the shrimps or is he going to stay in the corner?
I though of getting some shrimps but I think my girls would eat them all

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after the plants grow in and i get more things i'll try letting him free again, older males are usually slower because of the large tails; i think. right now my betta is a speed demon and catches shrimp with ease.
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I have heard VT and HM's can be slower because of their tails and I have also heard that shrimp fair better if there is alot of moss and carpet like plants so they can hide from the betta. I would like to try shrimp but I think they would become snacks plus the only ones I ever see here are the much bigger bamboo shrimp and one of them is like $12.

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