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Old 12-14-2012, 03:50 AM   #1 
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Sharing my progress (Beginner planting)

Hey guys, this was my first time putting together a planted tank and i have decided to share it with the community.

Tank: Hailea F30
Substrate: Fluval Stratum (I think?)
Hardscape: Golden Vine Wood and a random rock :D
Filtration: PF200 (stock Filter with tank)
Other: Stock 11w Bulb with al foil behind it (New bulb soon)

Flora: Cryptocoryne Wendtii ( In Back), Rotala Rotundifolia (Covering Heater), Blyxa Japonica (Everywhere)

Fauna: 1x HMPK Betta named Thai, 1x Malaysian Trumpet snail

Day 1:

After a huge pain in the bum trying to plant in such a small tank with such big hands id finally got most of my plants secure in the substrate. as you can see it was very murky, didn't seem to bother him though.



Day 2:

Tank has Cleared Nicely, despite the dirt making a think layer of muck on the plants and wood ect. All plants seem to be secured and Thai seems to be enjoying his new home.



Will post updates as they come about.

P.s I am an amature so and tips or suggestions are always welcomed
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:59 AM   #2 
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Love the way it looks so far! I can't keep a plant alive to save my life so I admire those with planted tanks. Keep up th good work I'm sure it will be beautiful!
Plus you have a beautiful betta lol (:
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:30 AM   #3 
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Thanks Sunstar much appreciated, yeah I hope I can manage to maintain them :D.
Thanks Need to try and get some proper photos of Thai but he does not like to stay still haha
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:57 AM   #4 
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It looks amazing! I love the piece of wood that you put in there, very natural-looking. I can't wait to see your updates!
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #5 
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Looks really nice. Please post updates when everything grows a little more.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:19 AM   #6 
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nice :3 did you know blyxa is a stem plant? :D you can propagate it in the future in the same way you would a stem plant!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:07 AM   #7 
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I would plant either Moss, Java Fern, or Anaibus on the wood.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:17 AM   #8 
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@Aokashi, Yeah main reason I picked it eventually I would love to have a dense area of blyxa on the left hand side of the tank :D

@ChoclateBetta, All plants are of a SE Asian theme. Moss is a Possibility, the people I get my plants of said I can get the moss for free because its such a pain.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:36 AM   #9 
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Quick Update

Day 4:

Tank seems to be coming along, I think? A 1 of the Rotala stems came loose and has been floating around the top of the tank, havn't taken it out just yet because Thai seems to enjoy attacking it.



Some more shots,


Fluval Stratum already beginning to fall apart, guess this explains why the tank is so dirty. Should have just went dirt and capped it, Opinions?




One more of Thai trying to tell me to clean the glass.

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I am Pretty sure Java fern is South East Asian. Water Onion is from Thialand. Is the grass looking thing Modo grass?
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