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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.
the funny thing is, after I added in the plants and the water, the seeds started to grow! the directions tell to not add too much water or else the seeds will rot. Well they weren't growing so I took out most of the seeds and some were still in the tank and are growing. So now I added the rest of the seeds into that tank to see what happens. haha!



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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
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thank you! right now the seeds are growing EVERYWHERE! LOL so much for the gravel road. maybe I can remove the plants one by one.



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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Been searching for days for this. Could not figure out the keyword. Anyhow, these are 1.7" high.

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Yep it's going to be like weeding a garden. Hope you have a long tweezers and a lot of time, LOL. But Hay the seeds did grow.
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Been searching for days for this. Could not figure out the keyword. Anyhow, these are 1.7" high.

https://www.amazon.com/SPORN-Aquariu...001OE73CY?th=1

oh thats NICE! should have thought of that before HAHAHA!

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Yep it's going to be like weeding a garden. Hope you have a long tweezers and a lot of time, LOL. But Hay the seeds did grow.
yup! but I heard that these seeds only last for 6 months??? at least that's what a youtuber said... we will see if they are right or not. =) I'll take a photo of the tank tomorrow and show you all how fast the seeds are growing.



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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The plants are growing like weeds! and they seeds have exploded. hahaha! The tank is cycled and I have added 6 red cherry shrimp and 1 Butterfly Loach. granted I think those loaches need 10 gallons or higher but with this tank filled with plants and a nice hidyhole for it to chill in I think it will do just fine.
I hope this week I get to buy the Scarlet Badis. thinking about 2 of them but depending on their temperament I may shoot for 4.
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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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html

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Tank looking great!

I believe four Dario would go great in that tank. Lots of ground cover and the Mopani. They love Subwassertang or moss if you can figure out a place to fit in a small bit.

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Tank looking great!

I believe four Dario would go great in that tank. Lots of ground cover and the Mopani. They love Subwassertang or moss if you can figure out a place to fit in a small bit.

You think 4 will be okay? I was hoping maybe 2 males and 2 females. I was reading that the females are hard to come by.
The look like cool little fish though! And with the shrimp, they can eat them if they prefer live over frozen. that is the only issue with Scarlets. I hear they eat live food. I have enough shrimp to go around but any idea on how to go about getting live foods? I know you can harvest your own int he back yard (watched a you tube video about it) so I may give that a shot. LOL


I may end up removing the loach in the future though. I keep hearing that they need a larger tank cause they love to zoom around. We'll see what happens I can either place it in the 15 gallon tank or just re-home it altogether.

I was thinking about adding some moss on one of the rocks.



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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You think 4 will be okay? I was hoping maybe 2 males and 2 females. I was reading that the females are hard to come by.
The look like cool little fish though! And with the shrimp, they can eat them if they prefer live over frozen. that is the only issue with Scarlets. I hear they eat live food. I have enough shrimp to go around but any idea on how to go about getting live foods? I know you can harvest your own int he back yard (watched a you tube video about it) so I may give that a shot. LOL


I may end up removing the loach in the future though. I keep hearing that they need a larger tank cause they love to zoom around. We'll see what happens I can either place it in the 15 gallon tank or just re-home it altogether.

I was thinking about adding some moss on one of the rocks.
For whatever reason, it is extremely hard to find females. In all of the years I've had them I probably had about 10% females.

I buy Micro, Walter and Banana Worms from https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auct...uy_1955&&foodl. You can tell Paul I sent you. I've bought a lot of worms from him and they are all clean cultures. I cannot remember which of the three are the largest but that's what I'd get; or ask Paul which would work best. These cultures are so easy to keep. Just need instant oatmeal and yeast and a container with a breathing hole with either paper towel or mesh screen covering.

You can also get Grindal Worms. Not sure if Paul has them. May be too warm to ship as I seem to remember Paul telling me they require cooler temperatures.

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