Dexter got a new crib! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Dexter got a new crib!

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is doing well!

I finally got dexter his new set up and wanted to share with you since a lot of members helped me with advice etc.

specs:

tank: UNS 5N
Filter: hob azoo 10
heater: freesea
light: nicrew full spectrum
substrate: seachem black
Co2: no
fert: niloc thrive / root tabs

plants:
anubias
bucephalandra
frog bit
crypts
monte carlo
alternathera
ludwigia
java ferm
xmas moss
s repens
2 types of rotala

It is my first heavily planted tank I know some plants may succeed other may fail but it's about trial and error. I'm sure that in the next month or so I will know the answer lol.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 09:37 AM
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It's really beautiful. Your betta must be happy!
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 11:27 AM
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That tank is beautiful and your plant choice is really very good. Your right you may lose some along the way but for the most part I think they stand a very good chance. I recommend the use of flourish once every two weeks to keep them fed. Dexter looks so happy in that tank. As in AHHHHH yes this is all mine.
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thanks guys!

OD will do that with the flourish

Ill post an update like in a month or so
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Fantastic upgrade! Where is Dexter's favorite place to hang out? He looks great.
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It looks great, and the plants will all grow and bush out and transform it over time.
One of the things I love about planted tanks is the way they evolve. :)

70litre tank: mature setup; betta, purple rasboras, male guppies, amano and wood shrimp. Heavily planted.
22litre cube tank: (Tagawa); betta, yellow dwarf shrimp. Pond snails and 1 assassin. Heavily planted.
Midnight in the 57litre tank (Midnight) ember tetras, 1 amano, 1 ghost, 1 nerite, pond snails, 1 assassin, doing his thing. Heavily planted.
200litre tank; honey gourami, cherry barbs, green neons, otocinclus, nerites, pond snails, amano. Heavily planted.
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It looks great, and the plants will all grow and bush out and transform it over time.
One of the things I love about planted tanks is the way they evolve. :)
Or in many cases, like mine, over grow I find for the most part the floating plants I had in my tanks were the ones that did so well and had to be trimmed weekly. My ferns (Java, Asian, and African water ferns. ) continue to sprout new growth from their leaves and For now I have to leave them do their thing until I get another tank setup, I need to transplant so many of them but have no room left to go with them. So with all the new growth I have I can get another 10 gallon tank and have enough plants to create a jungle in it. LOL

Those of us that have planted tanks understand three things, first the need to have the tank cycled and all the parameters in testing be right. Second is to be able to use the correct amount of plant food and supplements, and meet all the needs that our plants require. (Just as important as what each fish in the tank requires.) Third is the correct lighting. We need to adjust the lighting to co inside with natural sun light they require and the length of time that light shines on them.

Keeping the tank clean and the water pristine makes the plants happy and also keeps our fish happy and healthy. A healthy tank looks like a lush green natural garden, Remove plant leaves or entire plants that are not doing well and leave the ones that are replace those that are not.
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@Orchid so far he's all over since he's adapting i guess :D he's just exploring every corner

@Blue i hope thats the case let's see how it evolves so far a few melt's like crypt but thats normal

@OD dexters old tank was already getting some plant growth, this new tank had new plants so lets see how i manage to get them to grow not expecting all to work because i know how it is lol

ill keep you guys posted!
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Looking good - nice work!

How did you decide on the substrate? I'm pretty sure that product is inert which means staying on top of fertilizer dosing.
I'm lazy in that respect which is why I went with Aquasoil.

Looking forward to more photos ;)

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Looking good - nice work!

How did you decide on the substrate? I'm pretty sure that product is inert which means staying on top of fertilizer dosing.
I'm lazy in that respect which is why I went with Aquasoil.

Looking forward to more photos ;)

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so I didnt want to deal with the whole changing it in a year bla bla but now i kind of regret it =/ whatever survives stays and then in the future i may go with aqua soil or even dirt. I do have two more similar projects that I want to do in the future and def not using the seachem floruite.
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