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Old 03-11-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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10g -- looking for suggestions

Here's a picture of my 10g semi-planted tank. I'm looking to go totally planted when I get more money and replace the few silk plants in there, hopefully with something other than the PetSmart plant bulbs that are growing in there as you can see. I have three onions, one aponogeton, and one lily.

I can't help but feel like my tank is missing something. It just doesn't look right to me. I think it might be too busy, or it lacks a focal point.

I can't move the lily around unfortunately, as you can barely see it. The roots are very much grounded in the sand and I think I almost damaged it earlier trying to move things around.

I would appreciate any and all advice I can get on how to improve my tank!
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Nice setup, however if you add more plants and non synthetic, your betta could potentially break off a scale and subject him to infection. Too many plants and you ruin the effect of natural environment.
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What do you mean non synthetic?
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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Nice setup, however if you add more plants and non synthetic, your betta could potentially break off a scale and subject him to infection. Too many plants and you ruin the effect of natural environment.
Please define for me "too many plants". IME, there is no such thing until the lower plants suffer from light deficiency or it becomes aesthetically non-pleasing to the keeper. Natural plants hold little to zero risk of causing a betta injury. Their natural environment (not that the bettas common in the hobby are natural to that environ any longer) consists of dense vegetation and sometimes black water conditions.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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I think it looks very nice. Those onion plants get really long, so once they start growing, I think that will balance out your tank nicely.
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Oh great thanks!

I'm thinking of replacing the two tall fake plants with anubias, as thats what they are suppose to be, right?
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They look like a sword plant or maybe cryptocoryne replicas. Anubias are wonderful starter plants in my opinion though.
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Are they easy to care for?
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Are they easy to care for?
Yes, very easy to grow! Just a little slow lol they only require low light
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Very nice tank! What kind of sand is that? I love it
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