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Hey!
Decided to do a little photo shoot of my handsome man, Dragonfly. Plus his new home, a 5 gal Fluval Chi! Tanks a tad cloudy, and I'm still perfecting my Betta picture skills ;-)

If anyone can tell me what the white strips is on him, near his head I'd be happy! I don't remember him having it before...
 

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It has a light haha! :-D Seriously the water is just super murky and the light was off because I just did a 25% water change.

Will be doing a 50-75% water change soon, which I hope will make the water clear. I really want to get new gravel and some silk plants! :-D:-D:-D
 

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lol it looks like a nice tank too:) do you think it was the live plants that caused it? unless you had them in there for a while :p
 

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Those are fake plants :) I can't keep plants alive.... :shock:
Have you tried anubias or java fern? They're super hard to kill...I've bleached mine to disinfect them and they're still thriving. :shock: Even the marimo moss ball is doing fine.

Your fish is gorgeous!
 

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Have you tried anubias or java fern? They're super hard to kill...I've bleached mine to disinfect them and they're still thriving. :shock: Even the marimo moss ball is doing fine.

Your fish is gorgeous!
I might venture into live plants some day! Probably when I get a job *dies* Does it matter to a plant that I turn the filter off at night? :-?

Thanks :-D He was an amazing find... considering I have only ever seen Veils and Crowns around here. Got him for 5$ ;-)
 

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I might venture into live plants some day! Probably when I get a job *dies* Does it matter to a plant that I turn the filter off at night? :-?

Thanks :-D He was an amazing find... considering I have only ever seen Veils and Crowns around here. Got him for 5$ ;-)
Java Fern, Anubias and marimo moss balls are all low light plants. They do well in pretty much any conditions, as long as they at least have some natural light. :) As for the filter issue, it won't hurt the plants at all, at least for these ones, if you turn the filter off at night.;-) Though really, in a 5 gal tank like that, you probably should leave the filter running 24/7. (I think that could mess with the beneficial bacteria that live in the filter sponge.)
 

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Java Fern, Anubias and marimo moss balls are all low light plants. They do well in pretty much any conditions, as long as they at least have some natural light. :) As for the filter issue, it won't hurt the plants at all, at least for these ones, if you turn the filter off at night.;-) Though really, in a 5 gal tank like that, you probably should leave the filter running 24/7. (I think that could mess with the beneficial bacteria that live in the filter sponge.)
I should try live plants..

Gah I cant! It has this annoying blue night light :evil: I am VERY light sensitive when I sleep. And unfortunately I have to keep the tank in my room...
 

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Nice tank! I'm guessing this one is yours, not your sisters? :p
Maybe try covering the light when you sleep? with a piece of tape or a cotton ball or something?
 

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Yep! This is mine :)

Hmm... I might see if I can disconnect it or something. Drives me nuts
 
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