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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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OMG Finally!!! First NPT

Okay, so this is my first 5.5 NPT. After 3 hours it's finally done!!! Whoo!!!

Plants:
Micro sword
Banana Lilly
Wisteria
Cardimine
Mint Charlie
Anubia
Anachars

Getting some duckweed next week! Yay! (along with more wisteria, hornwort, and money wort, most of which will be going into a 3 gal that I'll be setting up next week)

Gonna wait a day before I show it to Nova, the water still has a little clearing up to do, and it needs to get to the right temp of course!

Critters!:
Nova
MTS
Ghost shrimp (Coming soon, probably next week or maybe even this weekend!)

It's a little messy looking, and the photo is blurry :( but I like it all the same
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 12:14 AM
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It looks really nice! The roman columns are cool
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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thanks :) it's as close as I could get to a "venetian" look (Nova's full name is Casanova lol)

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Nice Job! Love it! can't wait till you put your little guy in there

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looks great!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 11:54 AM
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Before you put anything in there make sure you test for results. Sometimes if the plants aren't yours or are use to different parameters they wil melt or adjust and not suck up much ammonia. Happened to me. Just do lots of water changes as there is lots of nutrients in the water, algae can take over at this point so be careful.

Like the Roman look surprisingly!


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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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I've had the plants in QT for a week in my conditioned tap water, so I'm not too worried, the only ones that ever gave me melt issues were the anacharis which have sprouted new healthy growths that I am using in the new tank, the biggest one is roughly 4 inches long.

I'm going to be doing a couple 50-25%s a week until the tank stabilizes more. I'm not too worried about algae, it happens and is natural. If anything the shrimps and snail can feast on it to their heart's delight. The duckweed shipped yesterday so when I get it I'll QT it for a bit and then throw it in, I've heard it out competes algae.

And thank you for the complement :) The columns are one of the most attractive decorations for a tank that I've found, so I'm really excited about it ^^

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You set it up real good, I like that vine looking one specially its going across that roman thing.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that's the cardamine, I love the way it looks too :D

UPDATE:
Just added Nova, I didn't know it was possible for a fish to be so happy! he's swimming every where, looking at absolutely every thing and flaring up a storm!! He even colored up brighter! xD I'm so excited for him <3 love the little guy too much for my own good xD

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Haha! Welcome to the betta world, they'll pique your interest when you least expect it!
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