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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Added the rocks! and some plants I had in my 15 gallon tank!
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15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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post #12 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 09:10 AM
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OOOH, lookin like a good start! :)
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I use white sand for my tank and so regretted doing so. Fish and plants are already in the tank so I had to cover the sand with a layer of small river rocks. Now every time I do vacuum the tank became dusty.
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So I bought this 6 gallon fluval 6 gallon tank that would have been close to 200 bucks at the store. I got it for $80 from my LFS. granted it is used but there are no leaks and it works just fine.

Now I wanna try my hand on one of those landscape looking tanks. I never done it before so if anyone has any idea on what type of plants I should get and add to the bonsai tree, let me know! =D

Anyway here is the WIP landscape I am going for. I'm not sure If I should add small rocks to it or just leave it like this and add small plants that wont grow tall.

let me know what you think!
This is so cute! I can’t wait to see the end result! Love the little “pathway” and the contrast between the black and white sand <3
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I use white sand for my tank and so regretted doing so. Fish and plants are already in the tank so I had to cover the sand with a layer of small river rocks. Now every time I do vacuum the tank became dusty.

yeah I tried to make a barrier between the two substrate but it just unglued. So I ended up sucking up the sand and adding the brown gravel.

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This is so cute! I can’t wait to see the end result! Love the little “pathway” and the contrast between the black and white sand <3
thanks! though like I stated above, I ended up changing the sand out into a gravel.


One of the seeds bags arrived today! Though I have realized I need to take out all of the water in the tank for 14 days and mist the tank until the seeds sprout. It wont be an issue, just that I was trying to cycle the tank from the old filter media from my other tanks. So I'll have to keep the water in a bucket with a filter until I can add the water back into the tank. lol



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Day 1 of seeds in the tank! I wanted to take out the tree so the whole black substrate will be covered by the plants. Granted some of the plants will be squished by the tree but I'll either remove them or just squish them. I'll figure that time out when I get there. LOL

I added two types of plants. Both carpet plants, one plant has very tiny leaves and the other larger leaves. I'm not sure if I want any other plants in the tank as of yet. I'll see how this turns out before decided that. I had to remove the plants that were in there due to them not dying from no water. I found out later that I had to remove all the water to seed. HA should have known that. anyway wish the seeds luck!
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15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Well the seeds didn't grow all that well in the substrate I used so I am growing them in a different pot and maybe transfer them over to the tank later. for right now I added more plants to the tank and some more rocks. =D




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15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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That's the best but worst part about a new tank, is getting all the plants to grow in and become established! Just keep on at it :)
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That's the best but worst part about a new tank, is getting all the plants to grow in and become established! Just keep on at it :)
Hahaha yup! Though I really REALLY hope these plants thrive in this little tank. I also got my plants in the mail today and added them in! I also moved some plants around. The plants behind the tree are the new addition to the tank. Wish my plants luck to grow!

Also the fish I am going to be getting are, Two Scarlet Badies, and 4 to 5 Rosy Loaches. I may add some shrimp in there to feed the Scarlets because they do like to hunt for their food. but we will see when that time comes.

The tank is also so close on being cycled too!
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15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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Looks good. sorry to here the seeds didn't do well. In most tanks I have seen them thrive in, the substrate if like fluorite or enriched potting soil. They really need the frets to pop and grow. You have a great start and a good idea for the fish. Hope all goes well from here on in.
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