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Old 05-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #1 
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New member, sharing my planted betta tank

Hey guys! I was referred to this forum by a friend and thought I would start off by introducing myself and my betta. :)

I've been keeping fish and plants for about 4 years now-- finally starting to develop the skills and knowledge to be really successful. ;p I only have a 6.6 gallon bookshelf aquarium right now, housing my betta, Helmut, but would love to have at least a few more tanks once I get more settled in the next few years. Anyway, I'm probably equally interested in aquatic plants as I am in fish. Can't wait to start posting and hopefully learning some new stuff in the process. :D

Here's a video of my tank. It's kind of disheveled from adding new plants recently.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #2 
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I really like that. It's elegantly simple. Wish I had enough of an eye to do a similar thing with one of my tanks.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #3 
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WELCOME TO THE FORUM!!!

Be careful,Bettas are REALLY addicting. I wish you luck on the journey of the amazing world of Betta Fish and their Care.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #4 
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I really like that. It's elegantly simple. Wish I had enough of an eye to do a similar thing with one of my tanks.
Aw, thanks! It's really come a long way from the beginning. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkm4G0TDZ_c&feature=relmfu"]Here[/ame]'s what it looked like when I first set it up. Not very elegant, right? ;p
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:55 PM   #5 
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lol, still pretty nice. I had pretty limited options when I pick stuff up for my planted. Petstore only had one sand color in, and only one plant I knew I couldn't kill (immediately, at least. lol)
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #6 
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lol, still pretty nice. I had pretty limited options when I pick stuff up for my planted. Petstore only had one sand color in, and only one plant I knew I couldn't kill (immediately, at least. lol)
Yeah, I had to order substrate online (it's flourite, shipping was not cheap), then picked up the plants slowly over time as they came stock at my LFS.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #7 
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Welcome :) And nice setup!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #8 
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I like your tank a lot! I've been looking at getting that same tank (from petco, right?) as a shrimp tank & planting it. Yours is an inspiration! It's nice to see a tank that size up and running. :)
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:07 PM   #9 
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That looks great! I'm about to try the same thing in my 2 bookshelf tanks, one to see if the different environment will help Pig stop mutilating his tail (stupid fish) and the second to prevent whatever is tearing up Dexter's side from causing further injury. I swear, these fish would never make it in the wild.
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Very nice! Is that Bacopa in the left side of your tank? I just love that plant! Nice substrate too :)
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