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That little hidey hold under the tree turned out great as well!
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Fantastic video. The tank is awesome. I would be very proud of this work. A true labor of love.
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Thanks guys! So far so good. I ended up getting some black worms for the mean time from a fish store 50 minutes away from me until I can get my order in for the other live foods.
It was interesting on what fish likes the live black worms and what fish don't. Both my pea puffers LOVE THEM along with my panda loaches and the bumblebee gobies. The fish that don't care for them are my Figure 8 puffers the rasboras and the guppies. I think I've seen the Scarlets eat them and pick at them but I think I need more than just those worms. not sure if they are too large for them.



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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Love the video. It's amazing how tiny these guy are, isn't it? I love them. Dario may be my favorite species (sorry, Betta).

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Love the video. It's amazing how tiny these guy are, isn't it? I love them. May be my favorite species (sorry, Betta).

indeed! I mean if they weren't so territorial I could have put them all in the 6 gallon alone. but I didn't want to chance it. I did find out that the 6th one did die. I still only see two in my 15 gallon. =< I think one is a female and the rest are males. LOL so all males in the 6 gallon and a female and male in the 15.

what do yours eat? more of the banana worms? do they have a favorite on their live foods?



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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Mine ate frozen Brine shrimp, rinsed Krill, Daphnia and "mini" Bloodworms (mosquito larva). Also, live Micro, Banana, Walter and Grindal. Almost forgot: It took some of mine a week to fully color up.

BTW, did you know there are several Dario? Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis), Dario hysginon, Dario 'Myanmar' are most easily obtained. In the back of my mind I seem to remember there is also a blue species. Here are hysginon and 'Myanmar'.

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Mine ate frozen Brine shrimp, rinsed Krill, Daphnia and "mini" Bloodworms (mosquito larva). Also, live Micro, Banana, Walter and Grindal. Almost forgot: It took some of mine a week to fully color up.

BTW, did you know there are several Dario? Dario Dario (Scarlet Badis), Dario hysginon, Dario 'Myanmar' are most easily obtained. In the back of my mind I seem to remember there is also a blue species. Here are hysginon and 'Myanmar'.

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Okay good to know that it will take them a bit to color up. I love how they hunt. Always on the move and looking for food. =) I wonder if they are eating the frozen but I just don't see it. I still would like to get a nice variety on the foods so I think I'll order some banana worms and try to get my hands on some live daphnia if I can. Do you still have yours? I seen the blue ones online and boy they are pretty! I hope mine will color up a nice red once adjusted.



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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Hey! What seed pack did you use? Just curious, I might buy one myself! :)
OH I'm sorry I missed this question!
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The package says not to place them under water but the seeds never grew for me when the tank was empty. so I took a chance and added water and BOOM they grew. XD it's a nice cheap way to get plants. though I heard that they only like 6 months??? I'll let you know what happens in my tanks after 6 months.



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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Hey! What seed pack did you use? Just curious, I might buy one myself! :)
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I am not be able to suck all the sand out, so I did some brain storming. Attached the photo of my 10 gallon. The fine sand is all over the plants, and there is nothing I can do at this point.

I think what I have seen was people added all sand at first and then added the gravel on top. what you can do is get tongs and slowly pick out the gravel. That is what I had to do with this tank over and over again when adding the plants in. this tank was a PAIN in the BUTT though. so I would not recommend this tank for live plants. 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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Well frustrating as it is, I ended up taking down the 6 gallon tank. There were so many reasons why I did this.
1, The small opening is the WORST for maintaining the tank.
2, When a fish died, it was hard to take out due to the small gap.
3, Keeping the tank trimmed and clean was a pain.
4, The plants that grew from the seeds started to float everywhere with the substrate I used. It's better to attach the seeds to drift wood or a rock in order for them to stick onto something. Trying to get them out of the tank with a net was a headache.

What did I do to the other items and the fish? I placed them in my other tanks. I am happy that I did this though. at first I thought all of the hard work I put into this tank was for nothing. I was super upset. But seeing I had an opportunity to add the hidey hole in my 10 gallon tank and the dead tree in my 5 gallon shrimp tank along with the rest of the plants, I was feeling much better taking apart this tank for good. The two scarlet badis were added into the 15 gallon and so was the butterfly loach. They are much happier in that larger tank I have to say.

What did I learn from this experience? NEVER GET ONE OF THESE TANKS EVER AGAIN! I mean for fake plants sure... but my lord this tank was the worst idea anyone ever came up with. It's pretty and all with the top being closed in and you could see above it, but the maintenance is hard.


Here are the photos of the items in the new/old tanks of mine. lol the moment I added the hidey hole the panda loaches started going in when I was covering it with the sand. LOL at least someone was having fun with their new home. =P

the first photo is my 15 gallon tall that I added the Dwarf S.sage grass in.
the second photo is my 10 gallon tank with the hidey hole along with the third photo.
the 4th photo is my 5 gallon shrimp and snail tank
and the last is my 15 gallon full look. I'm looking for some nice tall plants to fill in the back of this tank if anyone knows some easy plants that can grow in hard water with ph around 8.0. the ones I have no are struggling to grow. I ended up buying three plants that had bulbs but stupid me placed them in the sand. x_x they rotted. I should have known that. they were rare plants too. I have one left that seems to be doing ok. I hope it grows.
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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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