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Old 02-19-2016, 01:51 PM   #61
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Oh wow, good thing I didn't buy a "pair" on eBay like I was going to. I do feel bad giving a beta fish only 10 gallons but it's got to be an upgrade for him coming from a bucket or a cup.

I'm going to wait until the bulbs fill in to see if I need to do anything else to hide the sponge. Shortening the longer sponge helped the view a lot.

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Old 02-19-2016, 03:06 PM   #62
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Yup.... 10 gallons is great for a betta!

Have you thought about getting a black background? Would look pretty nice! and then if you had a black sponge for the filter....
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Old 02-23-2016, 05:59 PM   #63
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Here's what's in the tank now. I added a lot of fish in two days (12 pygmy corys, 17 green cory, 50 ember tetra), but I'm hoping bc they are small/tiny fish, I won't have any problems. With both filters running I think I'll still have pristine water keeping the same water change schedule. I spent waaay too much money on this tank but it's turning out nice. I'll try to get a picture during feeding time tonight.

I still want a few cholla sticks but am thinking I'll put it under the Java fern out of sight. The right side of the tank hurts me to look at but I can't think of what to do other than wait for the bulbs to grow in.

Too many fish?


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Did you get the brochis splendens, or Corydoras Aeneus? The first gets huge, and has a big bioload..

Wow where the heck did you find 50 ember tetras???? Lol I'd love to see a picture!

You could get taller, Y shaped cholla wood and make a little forest between the bulbs and maybe add some moss to it? That would look cool!
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:16 PM   #65
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I might try to find some narrow leaf java fern and add it to cover the sponge.

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Btw have you seen those Anubis on a suction cup? The petco near me has them, they look really neat! Could probably make your own they just use a zip tie and a suction cup....
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:14 PM   #67
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Those are great ideas! I might try both.

Oh no I need to check and see what type of green cory but the lfs said they wouldn't break the 2 inch mark

The only option for "green cory" on aqadvisor brought that species up...how can I tell the difference?

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There were actually 100+ ember tetra and I almost got them all. He said if I bought 60 he would give me 40 free but I bought 30 instead and got 20 free. They are adorable fish. When I get a chance I'll try to post a video.

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Wow that's a great deal! How much were they?

If you can post a picture/video I can identify them for you
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The more I look I am noticing that a few of the green cory have longer snouts than the others and are larger. I got 12 from one lfs and 6 from another. So maybe I have both species?

The tetra were $1.99/ea. So I got 50 for @ $60

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