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Old 12-30-2010, 03:42 PM   #1 
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Yay! I finally did it!

After 9 months of lurking here, going betta crazy and way too many water changes I finalllllllly got a ten gallon tank and all the stuff to divide it. Plus I got an order of wonderful hornwort & duckweed (or is it frogbit?) in the mail today from a great person from the plantedtank.net forum and they gave us a filter as well!!!
I am now thinking shrimp method may be easiest, although I am severely scarred from reading about JKFish's planaria outbreak with the shrimp..
I'll post some pictures and keep everyone updated! And have questions!
Right now here's the plants in their critter keepers:
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:59 PM   #2 
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congrats, can't wait to see more pics!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #3 
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Okay here's the fam settling in with their new floating plants...
The first is my original betta Clampy playing futbol with his ping pong ball..he's so cute!!
Then there's Hannaford my orange SBD rescue looking handsome!
Then Pantheon- a CT in action-he dances through the water-
Then there's an arial of three of my critter keepers with Clampy, Hannaford and Phantom (they are 6 gallons and then 1.5 gallons-I also have 2 3gallon criiteer keepers-and I can't wait to replace these all with a cycled tank or two...:D :D which I am going to start setting up now!)
The last two are Snowbear
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:49 PM   #4 
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as for lighting I got a florescent grow strip lamp from walmart for ten$ today and I am going to use that to keep the plants growing in the critter keepers by placing it above them while I am cycling the new ten gallon. I hope that works okay, the bettas are freaked out by how bright it is actually right now...
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:05 PM   #5 
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Looks great!
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:55 PM   #6 
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I divided the tank today and am waiting for the silicon to cure, I also added the gravel and the granite I've been collecting as well as some plastic plants (when it is cycled I will replace these with the live plants). I will be using the shrimp cycling method!!! So excited can hardly wait!
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #7 
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I love the floating plant! I've been looking for them at pet stores, but I think I'm going to need to order them online.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:13 PM   #8 
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yeah it's hornwort, duckweed and some kind of grass.. all floaters, I ordered online from a member at plantedtank.net their username is: toddnbecka maybe they have some more!
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:15 PM   #9 
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I actuallly did my first waterchnages today after adding the floating plants, the water smelled like lakewater..the kind I like to go swimming in in the summer :D!!
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Thanks for the info!
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