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Old 01-22-2013, 03:06 AM   #21 
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Wow, my mom is from Yakima. Grew up on the reservation, actually.

Awesome tank! I know the cories must love that sand. It'll look even better all planted up. Have you considered water wisteria? I love mine, it grows like crazy even in not so perfect conditions. I just let it float, since all my tanks are bare bottomed now.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:46 AM   #22 
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thanks, maddybelle. i have thought about getting wisteria as well. my catfish are actually otos, not cories, but they do like the sand. i think they freaked out in excitement when they found out i added it to the tank.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #23 
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Make sure you give your otos some supplements if you aren't already ^^; They are adorable!
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #24 
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First off welcome to the forum! I'm Bryana aka Bryanacute. Enjoy your stay and may the betta bug strike!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #25 
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hows your betta doing itsuki.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #26 
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@valen1014, i bought my otos algae wafers but they wouldnt eat them. then i tried .....what the word....blanched cucumber and carrots, they wouldnt eat those either, they seem to just want to suck on the tank walls and plants, they shift around in the sand too. i havent checked their stomach size in a week or so but they do seem larger then when i initially bought them.

@blu he's doing well, he's got energy and can do some pretty fast bursts of speed when he wants , the fins look great, his body looks filled in, i feed him nicely 3 or 4 pellets twice a day and on occassion freezedried bloodworms
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:06 PM   #27 
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thats good but mine is getting fin rot.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:19 PM   #28 
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fish meds (just in case of emergencies) and a water tester kit are the next thing on the list......well not exactly i stopped by the petsmart by my workplace at lunch (just to window shop) and saw an amazon sword for sale!! $2.50!! for a pair!! but one is was really sickly looking and all light brown/dead/dying and the other has just a tip of brown and the end of the leaves SOOOOOO i ended up coming back with amazon sword :) then for the reminder of the work day i was thinking about going to walmart to buy soil for my tank and go dirtedl, well soil on bottom with a layer of sand on top for extra growth on my live plants. i got a bag of miracle gro organic choice potting mix (saw a few vids using this stuff on the net and i believe was even mentioned by name in the book ecology of a planted aquarium). i havent redone the tank with it yet, i only planted the lively looking sword and put the dead looking one in a tall jar with potting mix and sand with a lamp and see how well he can do by himself/if he can come back to life or not. im going to start a thread about potting mix to see who has experience with it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #29 
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....

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