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Old 06-22-2012, 03:22 PM   #31 
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Silverfang, make sure you do lots of water changes when first set up, there will be a lot of excess nutrients and can cause an algae bloom, after a month or so you start cutting back on water changes. OFL recommends a couple water changes a week for the first couple weeks, then once a week, then 2 times a month and so forth.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:49 PM   #32 
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Name of your Tank: "The Big Tank" (duh that's original.)
Substrate type: Play sand mixed with Fluval plant substrate granules
Dimensions: Umm 26 gal?
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: no
Water Volume: 26 gal
Water Temperature: 82
Water change schedule: about 30% weekly depending on water test results
Age of tank: 2 months
Co2: no
Lighting: Fluorescent "full-spectrum" light that came with hood
Fertilizers: Seachem Flourish 2.5 ml twice a week
Stock: 5 Three-lined corys, 5 White clouds, 4 female bettas, many little brown snails
Plant Species: Cabomba, Hornwort, Java moss, Java fern, Water wisteria, Anubias (I think). A couple of Fakeplasticus and Fakesilkus at the back, which I plan to remove as the living plants fill out.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #33 
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A couple of Fakeplasticus and Fakesilkus at the back
At least they're not an invasive species!

Nice tank. I like the dragon statue very much. Can't wait to get some hornwort, it looks so good.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:11 PM   #34 
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^healthy hornwort is sooo good !
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #35 
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Well I'm gonna empty my tank soon and rebuild it with soil substrate and a nice drift wood hardscape. So Here is what it looks liek for now :d Hopefully I'll gather enoguh info to do the natural planted soon! I just need soil and a proper light. But alas Here you go :D



Name of your Tank: No Name D: I'll Call it "Benvolio's Lair" Or.. something LOL
Substrate type: Play sand
Dimensions: *googles* 16"L x 9"W x 14-1/2"H
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: not yet!
Water Volume: 6 Gal
Water Temperature: 82 ish. Summer = hard to controil temps : (
Water change schedule: about 2 gals a week or more
Age of tank: a few months
Co2: nope
Lighting: 8 watt 18000 K. Bad choice, I've seen little plant growth.
Fertilizers: Seachem Flourish. though I have paused treatments because of algae problems
Stock: Just Benvolio the Betta. Possibly ghost shrimp in the future
Plant Species: Cabomba, amazon sword, water wisteria, 2 moss balls, unknown sword plant, corkscrew vals, and unknown red plant. used to have hornwort but that all died : P and I thought I had moneywort.. but it turned out that it was wistera mis labeled. Oh well.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #36 
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Haven't cleaned or scraped algae in any of these shots as I usually end up covered to my elbow in duckweed.

Name of your Tank: The barracks
Substrate type: None
Dimensions: 100Lx45Wx35H
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: Nope
Water Volume: 40 gallons
Water Temperature: 25-26 degrees Celsius
Water change schedule: 10-20L once or twice a week
Age of tank: A couple months now I think
Co2: None
Lighting: 4FT Double T5 54W High Output Aquarium Light
Fertilizers: Occasional doses of Aquasonic Basic and Daily Gro

Stock:
16 Killifish of various species
4 Daisy's rice fish in back area
5 Betta splendens
Probably going to add a small species of snail to eat some of the dead plant matter and algae.

Plant Species:
Subwassertang
Java/Peacock moss
Mini Java Fern
Anubias
Riccia
Duckweed
Frogbit
Hydrilla
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #37 
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Name of your Tank: The cleverly named, "Planted Tank."
Substrate type: play sand
Dimensions: 20"x10"x12"
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: no
Water Volume: 10 gallons
Water Temperature: 78-80
Water change schedule: once every 1-2 weeks
Age of tank: 8 months
Co2: no
Lighting: 2x 6500K 15W CFL
Fertilizers: none
Stock: 1 betta, 4 corydoras habrosus, 2 otocinclus
Plant Species: java fern, anachris anubias barteri, water sprite
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:31 PM   #38 
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Name of your Tank: Dual Betta Setup? (I didn't really have a name lol )
Substrate type: EcoComplete
Dimensions: 35.4 x 8.3 x 9.4 Inch
Is It A Natural Planted Tank: Yes
Water Volume: 12 gallons
Water Temperature: 79F
Water change schedule: 30% weekly
Age of tank: 10 months
Co2: none
Lighting: LEDs
Fertilizers: Total substrate fertilizer pellets
Stock: 2 betta fish (one in each section), 15+ red cherry shrimp, and 2 horned nerite snails
Plant Species: Cryptocoryne wendtii (Red Wendith), Java Moss, Marimo balls, Unknown sword plant, Hygrophila corymbosa augustifolia, Ludwidgia repens (broadleaf), Nesaea pedicellata, Echinodorus cordifolius (Radican Marble Queen), Subwassertang
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #39 
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so lucky! i always wanted cherry shrimp but my girls still tear apart ghost shrimp lol. Nice tank!
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #40 
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so lucky! i always wanted cherry shrimp but my girls still tear apart ghost shrimp lol. Nice tank!
These two bettas have smaller mouths so they usually can't eat the bigger RCS. My other betta (the one in my avatar) has such a big mouth, I swear he has some king betta blood in him Even the biggest ghost shrimp get eaten in his tank.

Plus the RCS in this tank have lots of hiding spaces and I've thrown in some terra cotta pots for them to hide in as well
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