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Old 06-08-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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GF's first tank....I'm jealous

After watching me and my tanks go through trials and tribulations, my girlfriend decided that she wanted a tank of her own. Of course, she used the age old excuse that it was for her daughter.

I had given them a male betta with a 1gal tank, plus I added an internal Penn Plax filter.

I haven't done a single thing to this tank....it's been all her. I have just given her a little direction in terms of doing water changes, etc. She didn't fishless cycle so I have her doing 50% water changes every other day.

It's a 50 liter tank with 1 male betta, 6 neons, 2 otos, and 3 pandas cories. It was originally supposed to be a new betta tank, but you know how that goes.....she just had to get more fish. All I could do at that point it try to talk her through a fishy cycle.

This is what it looks like after just 3 weeks...



So far, the fish and the plants are doing great. I told her that the amazon sword is going to overgrow that tank, but you didn't really expect her to listen did you? I also advised against the otos since the tank isn't mature enough. Yeah right! The otos are doing great, as are the neons and cories. The betta ("Fall Out Boy") is really enjoying his new kingdom. I just can't get over how healthy and lush the plants look. I think she might be a keeper...
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Old 06-08-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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some people have a natural hand at fish keeping. and u seem to have picked a winner lol. tank looks awesome. only thing i would change is u need to add some kind of colour. maybe a clay pot placed nicely would look good? i am glad the fish and plants are doing good. i have never had luck with neons. my water is to hard. keep us updated!!
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Yeah, she could use a little color. Other than the rocks nad the driftwood (my only contribution) everything is pretty much the same shade of green. BTW, no ferts, no CO2, no Excel. Just water, dechlor, and fish good old-fashioned waste.

I've also had some pretty good luck with neons. My only casualty was a jumper who escaped when I went topless last month. I ended up putting my glass top back on after that.
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Natural talent for aquascaping there!
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her decision to plant the tank probably helped with the cycle.....it does look nice!!

So when are you gonna let her at your tanks?? (wink, wink)
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Nice looking tank. Your GF does good work.
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her decision to plant the tank probably helped with the cycle.....it does look nice!!

So when are you gonna let her at your tanks?? (wink, wink)
My tanks will be her tanks soon enough...

I have no reservations.....she's been well trained. She learned from all my mistakes!
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This tank is starting to look better and better. Now I'm really jealous!

Low light, no ferts nice growth, and no algae thanks to the 2 otos she picked up...





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That is an impressive tank.
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it is a very peaceful looking tank. it almost looks like it was made for that betta. the only thing i dont like is how green it is. u really need something to break up the colour. besides that i am definatly jealous of how well it is doing.
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