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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 07:16 PM
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Hit my "Aquariums" above my avatar for more pictures, but here's one of my tank taken about a week ago:

Sorry for the shoddy picture quality; I'm at college and all I have is my phone.

Really regret not doing dirt to start with; I wanted to, but decided I didn't want to at the last minute. I set up a shrimp bowl with dirt today and it was much easier than I thought. So if you want to do a NPT with dirt, just do a NPT with dirt. If my shrimp bowl takes off, I might go through the trouble of fixing up the 8g with the leftover dirt.
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Not to be rude or anything but what is the dirt used for when using both sand and dirt?
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 02:32 AM
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dirt is under the sand. usually some kind of topsoil...it provides nutrition to plants. The sand acts as a cap, to keep the dirt down...
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I love the bamboo jar.
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Mine is tiny, only 2.5 gallon.

Unfortunately my fishie has had a bit of fin rot so I had his lights dimmed which pretty much killed the grass... but it is starting to make a comeback now. :)

I plan to replace the blue stuff over the filter baffle with a Java Fern when the LFS bring it back, they say it is too hot to import in the summer so they carry it starting in October, so I hope to get my hands on some soon. :)

Everyone's tanks are so pretty, mine seems so empty by comparison. :(

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RIP Guppy... The little fishie who inspired me to breed bettas.

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aokashi, the first tank you posted looks so much bigger than 2.5gal! Also, looks amazing.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 11:46 PM
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i wish i had some photos, but my planted tank is growing like crazy! i started out with six plants ( two water wisteria, a water primrose, two java ferns and a big broad leafy plant that i can't remember the name of) that was about two months ago, and now i'm having to prune-and-replant every other week, and all the cuttings are growing just as fast as the original plants. it's gone from a sparse little zen garden to a lush jungle in there!

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How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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