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Old 12-03-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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New Betta tank!

So, I'd like to hear your thoughts. I was thinking of a straight piece of driftwood from top to bottom a skinny piece that branches off. And I would clue Anubias to the wood.

Your thoughts?



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Keep in mind I'm totally new to this but trying to go for a nice look. I painted 2 sides white to bring the colors of the plant out and the color of the fish.

It's a 15 gallon tall. Some new tank by Aqueon.
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So, I'd like to hear your thoughts. I was thinking of a straight piece of driftwood from top to bottom a skinny piece that branches off. And I would clue Anubias to the wood.

Your thoughts?

Keep in mind I'm totally new to this but trying to go for a nice look. I painted 2 sides white to bring the colors of the plant out and the color of the fish.

It's a 15 gallon tall. Some new tank by Aqueon.
Like a tree? That would look cool.
What kind of plants are they?
The white looks good! You can get a really bright Betta and he'll stand out well.
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Yes like a tree. And I have NOOOO clue what plants they are

LFS said they would work and there semi aquatic I think she said.



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Old 12-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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Yes like a tree. And I have NOOOO clue what plants they are

LFS said they would work and there semi aquatic I think she said.
Mm... As I thought. They might die sorry I may be wrong but they look like aluminum plant and a peace Lilly both terrestrial plants. google the plantgeek website. They have a section on non aquatic plants. You can also search for different plants and their requirements on there.
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I'll do that thanks. This is just a start so I can change it up.
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I'll do that thanks. This is just a start so I can change it up.
All good.

When you get the Betta get a small bit of media from your other tank (not too much since it's newly cycled) and pop it in the filter. Will help the cycle a lot.
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All good.

When you get the Betta get a small bit of media from your other tank (not too much since it's newly cycled) and pop it in the filter. Will help the cycle a lot.
Will do Mumma!! Now why don't you make yourself a nice cup of coffee
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Will do Mumma!! Now why don't you make yourself a nice cup of coffee
Will do! Too many questions, too early in the morning! Lol jk jk!
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How'd you go with the plant info?
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Those look like ribbon plants. They do eventually rot out and put a ton of ammonia in your tank. I tried them when I was a newbie and yea... didn't go well. I'm sorry. I do java ferns in most of my betta tanks. Similar profile to these, just a darker green. And they sprout millions of babies.
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I wanna do a betta tank but apparently Ive hit my "limit" of tanks lol
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Looks nice

Have to agree though, some of those plants are not aquatic. In fact, there's some around the house right now.
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How'd you go with the plant info?
Taking the plants out. Gonna go with Anubias.
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Taking the plants out. Gonna go with Anubias.
Buy a nice pot to put them in anubias are nice, try java ferns, mosses and a small sword.
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Buy a nice pot to put them in anubias are nice, try java ferns, mosses and a small sword.
You got it!
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Definitely do java fern. Only plant I've ever done and it grows very well.
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Definitely do java fern. Only plant I've ever done and it grows very well.
Awesome plant. Look into normal broad leaf, needle leaf and windelov.
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Will do.... Thanks!
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I think those are the gold ribbon plants as well. I got some for my tank when i first set it up and they didn't do very well submerged and started to rot right away. They are nice plants and mine are now doing great in a little container on my desk with only the roots in water. They seem to be a lot like very young bamboo to me. Just keep an eye on them
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