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Old 06-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #21 
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I love your tank Aus! It's amazing!

And yeah, the coconut caves are awesome and easy to make, clean a coconut, and smash a hole in the side, easy, lol
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #22 
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Name of your Tank: First Sorority house
Substrate type: White Sand
Dimensions: 20"x12"x10"
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: no
Water Volume: 10 gallons
Water Temperature: 80-82
Water change schedule: 50% every 2 weeks.
Age of tank: 2 months
Co2: none
Lighting: not sure, upgrading to 6500k soon.
Fertilizers: none
Stock: 5 female HM bettas, 12 ghost shrimp
Plant Species:
Anubias, Bacopa Caroliniana, Anacharis, Amazon sword, Hornwort.

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #23 
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Your tanks are so MUCH more planted than mine, but here is what a betta and plant neophyte did for her pet.

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Name of your Tank: Chicory's Tank
Substrate type: natural gravel
Dimensions: 14.6 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: No
Water Volume: 3 Gallon (probably about 2.5 actual)
Water Temperature: 75 F
Water change schedule: 50% twice weekly
Age of tank: 3 months
Co2: none
Lighting: LED hood
Fertilizers: API Leaf Zone 1x / week
Stock: 1 Halfmoon Male Betta
Plant Species: Swordplant (Echinodorus bleheri), a probable Pennywort (Hydrocotyle verticillata), Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus), Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica) and a Marimo Moss ball
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:48 PM   #24 
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Aus, I really like that tank, I wanna try doing an emersed setup, with dwarf hairgrass and ludwigia or bacopa. I am just not sure if I will flood it after a while or keep it emersed.

I need to get my pictures of my sorority off my sisters camera, I got some really nice underwater pictures.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:01 AM   #25 
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MY second tank might be emmersed.. I love the idea of starting out that way and apparently the plants are thicker and greener for it.. Looking forward to pics!


Loashun, I love your tank, so lush and green. Wonderful sorority setup.

Shadyr, I like yours, too! Not all planted tanks have to be jungles to look good. I've seen some with just one or two plants/plant types that have been stunning. Good job!

And I'm enjoying all the bettas, too. :)
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #26 
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thanks, I had a quick question on anubias for any of you. Even if anubias is not to be rooted down into the substrate, does it grow in a substrate or does its roots absolutely have to be above the substrate?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:00 AM   #27 
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Pretty much -- yes.

It's really prone to rotting at the roots in substrate. You -might- be lucky with gravel. But I'd anchor it on something, to be on the safe side.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #28 
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seems like a good job for a moss ball, thanks for the response! xD
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #29 
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I cannot wait to do a planted tank!
These all look amazing
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #30 
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Ooooh... I gotta put up my pics. I have two planted tanks, one is a true npt (just a little light on the plants), the other is sand based so not an NPT.



Name of your Tank: no name... just a sorority
Substrate type: black earth topsoil capped with play sand
Dimensions: 30 x 12 x 18 (I think.. in inches)
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: yes
Water Volume: 29 gallons
Water Temperature: ~79
Water change schedule: have not decided. Will probably small 1/month, unless something spikes.
Age of tank: 1 week
Co2: none
Lighting: single strip, 10k 18W bulb (looking for a dual strip to upgrade to)
Fertilizers: used some root tabs, but was suggested to skip it
Stock:currently two females, plan to pick up two more tomorrow, and have three waiting to be added. Eventually will add a BN pleco. Might go up to 12 girls. Trumpets, lots of them.
Plant Species:
Not sure of all of them, two or three varieties of crypts, lots of cabomba, some water sprite (wisteria? I cn never tell them apart). hygro, some brazillian penny wort, two swords, plus a couple of plants I'm not quite sure of, but are stemmed. Planning on adding more, a bunch or two at a time.

Side note: plan on adding driftwood, when I find some non slime growing kind. Will attach some java moss to it then.

Will add my 10G shrimp tank later.
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