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Old 05-23-2015, 12:46 AM   #11
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Beautiful fish! I would add some stem plant to be left floating that is soft and long like Elodea (others which might be good growers for your area, Hornwort, etc.) then the Betta can rest in it near the top, they love that. They also like the floating Betta logs (but the paint eventually comes off and you can just get a new one). Banana plants or lilies too, they will rest in the crook of the leaves.

I will definitely take that into consideration. My cousins salvinia plants grow like weeds in his 55 so I might just snag a few from him and let them propagate 😁


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Old 05-23-2015, 07:41 AM   #12
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Beautiful fish! I would add some stem plant to be left floating that is soft and long like Elodea (others which might be good growers for your area, Hornwort, etc.) then the Betta can rest in it near the top, they love that. They also like the floating Betta logs (but the paint eventually comes off and you can just get a new one). Banana plants or lilies too, they will rest in the crook of the leaves.

I have hornwort in my Betta tanks and they love it. It's a resting spot and think enough to be some shade.

On your sword- any torn or browning leaves like the really tall one trim it back to the plant base. This makes way for new healthy leaves so the unhealthy ones are not using nutrients.


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Old 07-19-2015, 10:18 PM   #13
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Just a quick update as of 07.19.2014:

-Added Endlers Gulpies (5)
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(Sorry about the focus, they're quick!)

-Added 2 Zebra Nerite snails
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As you can see there, aside from the snails, my dwarf chainsword is "chaining" into my amazon sword. Is there any harm to either plant if that happens?

That's all for the additions and so far Koga gets along with, or at least tolerates, the Endlers.

I had a white fungus on my Manzanita branch AND diatom bloom from the silicates in the tank. The diatoms faded away, but the fungus was still there a couple months after first setting up the tank. The nerites are voracious waters and have been doing a great job in eating/cleaning the branch and the tank for that matter.

My nana petites are doing well after adding nutrients to the water column via Seachem's Flourish. I was recommended it from another AA member!
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I'm going for that underwater tree look. Eventually, the petites will grow into their own and thicken up and look like "leaves" on the Manazanita wood.

Here's Koga!
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That's one handsome Betta!

Oh, my nymphs grew to the surface of the tanks water level then "melted" and became shorter? I'm not sure if that's part of its life cycle but now it's smaller! I'm sure it will grow bigger.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #14
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And finally, a complete view of the tank as it sits now.
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I'm really excited to see this tank mature!

Thanks guys! I'll see you in the next update 😎


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Looking good as far as the chain sword you can move the offshoot and replant them anywhere all in all looking good, can't wait to see it fill out

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Make sure the lily and the swords have substrate ferts they will be much happier growing. (idnk if you have them or not).
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I have root tabs coming out of my ears lol


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I have root tabs coming out of my ears lol


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Supposed to be in the substrate, not your ears.

Lol I see what you did there!


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Quick update 07.28.2015

This past Sunday 07.26 I did a water change and decided to split up the dwarf chainsword that had been "chaining" into my Amazon swords. Little did I know that I had 6 separate offshoots to separate and replant.

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That's it for now! Thank you 😎


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