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Old 03-15-2013, 10:00 PM   #41 
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I love what u r doing with the jar, sorry your plants died like that!

I would love to see new pics... Great for the ludwigia! :)

I have a question, just out of curiosity... If u got earthworms, or other creepy-crawlies in your dirt when u planted the tank, when they die do they cause an ammonia spike?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:25 PM   #42 
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Neat :)
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #43 
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I have a question, just out of curiosity... If u got earthworms, or other creepy-crawlies in your dirt when u planted the tank, when they die do they cause an ammonia spike?
Yes, but if the tank is planted enough, the plants will absorb the ammonia. :) You should always sift dirt really carefully to avoid this, though.

Thanks, Tiki! :)
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #44 
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my baby betta graduated from her 1.5 liter jar ^_^ I now have ghost shrimps in mine!

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Old 03-17-2013, 09:28 PM   #45 
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Naw, so jealous! Why does yours look a bajillion times neater than mine? :p I think I'm going to take my stuff out, redo it and try and find a light that I can leave on there all the time, instead of trying to rely on natural light and a couple of hours in the mornings/evenings using the light from my big tank.

Love the susswassertang! What's the other stuff? Scuse my whilst I copy your tree idea. :p
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #46 
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I think myaca fluitans and myriophyllum mattogrossese XD

I have a thin layer of sand substrate and a rock + some twigs :P
wasnt ambitious as you with the NPT XD

tree idea is great! it's been done so many times over I dont know who it was originally copied from! haha
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:11 AM   #47 
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I bet you don't need extra fertilizer yet. Until the plants take hold and start actively growing for awhile, the soil should suffice. Extra ferts just encourage algae.

All my plants in one tank went through a melt period. Bleech. The thing that made the biggest difference was just stripping off all the dead stuff and changing the water. They all seem to have recovered and are growing now.

Beautiful view!
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:11 PM   #48 
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How do you guys keep these mini's heated?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #49 
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my jar... I heated with a 25w adjustable when i had a baby betta in it...
as long as the heater fits ^_^ which in my case it did :D

however, I highly highly highly highly dont recommend putting fish in these....

I'm pretty sure bombulrina doesnt need a heater right now. LOL
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Yeah, since I don't have any live critters in it, apart from one insanely determined snail, I don't need a heater. :) However, given the rapid temperature fluctuations here (went from 30C at the peak of the day to 9C overnight), I would definitely add a heater if I did put critters in, I think.

I've had a nasty cold, so my poor jar has become neglected and a bit algae-fied. I'll do a water change today and add a couple more snails. I might do a re-scape too.
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