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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Good deal. I think this is the first tank I can really take my time on and make it what I want. I'm sure you will find the same satisfaction with your new 10 gallon.
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Then there's the opposite end of the spectrum - the messy "more is more" philosophy!

(floramax florescent lighting, the Bolbitis is planted around the Jangle Wood for when it grows tall and wild.)
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Well as I said this tank is not finished and I'm taking my time until the new baby boy arrives . I have always said, IF YOU CAN SEE YOUR BETTA AT A GLANCE WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR TANK THEN YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PLANTS. I've had those kind of jungles before and have learned just because you supply a lot of cover doesn't mean it has to look like a mess. You can have a lot of plants and cover, but maintain the plants by pruning to keep the tank looking good. Plants grow and in smaller tanks can quickly get out of hand.

I have chosen plants for this tank that grow at different rates and are easily cared for. The right plants and nice accents, the right lighting will make this tank enjoyable to not only me and others who view it, but it will be a healthy environment for a new baby boy to grow and play.
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Today the tank improvement dept. struck again, As you can see I added another two rocks which I thought were really different, and two new foreground plants. A java chested fern on the left side, and an Anubias Frazin on the right. I still have a few more plants in mind but I didn't like what I saw today. I'll either shop on line or keep checking with my source in Erie. I would really like to get a few nice bunch plants to fill in the gaps behind the amazons weight them down so they stay put in the back and be large enough to fill the top with cover. I think the tank still looks bare. I might consider one mor short foreground plant in the very front or some short grasses.

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Well the need to clean little Bee's tank ( which needs a total cleaning.)has been put off long enough. So I moved him into the new setup today. I still need some bunch plants in the back for overhead cover, but it has cycled and is ready to accept a new life. He is in pig heaven exploring his new digs and it gives me a little buddy to watch when I'm at my desk.

So except for the overhead cover we are both liking it. I figured it this way He was my first betta after Ben's death, and to not have him in sight and be able to really see this beautiful fish like I did Ben I'm loosing the chance to interact with him. Morry has Gilford as a tank mate and they get along so very well and they are company for each other. Why should Little be be lonely when he wants and loves the attention I gave him only at feeding time.

As I sit here and watch him explore, he knows I'm there and will stop in the middle of the tank and flair. I think it's his way of saying I happy and Thank you. I'll post some pictures in a little while.
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OK I cleaned up Little Bee's old tank this morning. Took everything our and made sure all things were clean and neat for the next resident. I stole some plants and added them to Bee's new tank, but Hay don't you take things from old apartments at times. (curtain rods, things others left before you?) AnywayI'll get other plants before the new owner takes over.

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Haha! love the sign!
I bet you get someone interested in moving in very soon... ;)

70litre tank: (Kham) mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, 2 amano, yellow dwarf shrimp. Heavily planted.
57litre cube tank: (No Name); betta, ember tetras, 2 amano, 1 nerite, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, kuhli loaches, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
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I'm hoping that happens soon. A little blue mustard gas would be nice.

I also started getting the basement ready to put this hobby into full gear. Ginger said I can do with what I want to in the basement with tanks. I started building racks and work benches to put smaller tanks on and have plenty of space for larger tanks. I want to rack about 8 40 gal. breeders for different fish. and have room for some 20 L gal. tanks for betta. It's going to take a while maybe 6 to 8 months but they will all be planted and ready to accept fish.

Little Bee is happy. I did add a few more plants today so the tank in a little fuller.

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I moved Little Bee into this new setup and have since finished it. He enjoys being next to my desk and does watch what I'm doing. So here is how it finished out.

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look in fantastic! he is gorgeous and looks quite happy in his plants! I really love the unique rocks and geodes you chose in these. the stripes and colors look amazing against the solid substrate.
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