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Old 03-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #1 
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New tank!

I finally got it! It's all set up now too. I remembered I had $11 in store credit at my LFS, so I picked up a Wisteria plant and two of some type of Val. Don't know exactly which one, since they had at least three different kinds. I can't remember what this one is. :( Corkscrew, maybe?

I'm waiting for the tank temperature to get up to 80 before I start acclimating the fish. I managed to make my own divider, so hopefully it does its job and neither of them decide to jump it. They seemed pretty friendly towards each other when I had their tanks side by side. They'd watch each other sometimes, but never really acted like they wanted to get into the other's tank.

I baffled the filter too with a part of a water bottle and used a rubber band to hold it to the lid of the filter. :)

So here's what I got today:
10 gallon tank kit (tank, hood, filter, and some other stuff I don't plan on using)
Two 6500k 10 watt light bulbs (total of 20 watts, as recommended :D)
Report covers (for the divider binding)
Craft mesh (for the divider)
A bottle of Stress Coat (to help fix Patriot's torn tail)
Water Wistera
Two Vals

I was really tempted to get a Zebra Nerite Snail or two, but I didn't have enough money. :( I might get some next time I'm at my LFS though. I'm going to get 12 ghost shrimp, but not until I get more plants. It's too bare, I think. They might get eaten again. D:

Picture time! I'll update when my fish are actually in the tank. :)

This is the whole tank. I love how bright it is!


This is Tiny Tina's half. She has the Vals.


And this is Patriot's half. He has the Wisteria.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:54 PM   #2 
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Looks very nice!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:56 PM   #3 
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Looks great!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:58 PM   #4 
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Thanks. :) I hope they'll like it. I want to get more plants, but I need more money. D:
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #5 
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Looks good and that's coork screw val
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:56 PM   #6 
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Okay, I thought so. :) They both seem to like the tank, and neither seems to be bothered by the other. Patriot just keeps chasing his reflection up and down the side of the tank. Hopefully I don't wake up to them on the same side of the tank. I have the water about an inch below the top of the divider, and they can't get between the sides and the wall. Fingers crossed!
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:19 AM   #7 
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That looks super! Guessing you don't need my decorations now. :p Sorry I forgot to get back to you, btw! That's what happens when I don't do something instantly *facepalm*.
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I would still like them. :) make the tank less bare. I just don't have money again 'cause I spent it all. D:
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:58 AM   #9 
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Thanks. :) I hope they'll like it. I want to get more plants, but I need more money. D:
Propogate that wisteria. Super easy to do and it grows super fast. I can understand he need for veriety in your tank but if youre hard up for cash and want to filk it out you can do this for free. so that way when you get more decor and plants you can just toss them and no loss!
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How do I do that? Would the Vals grow more too?
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