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Updates, 40b, 10g QT, and 2.5 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Taari, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Taari

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    After killing 4 German Blue Rams, I decided I want to start over with my 40 breeder. I'm going to keep all the fish and plants that are currently in it, but tear it down and completely rescape, change the substrate, and add some new fish.
    Here's how it looks right now, including the spot where the dwarf sagitaria is randomly dying off.
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    Here's my 10g QT tank with my 20 glowlight tetras. I bought them for $1 each at petsmart on sale to replace the ember tetras that I can't seem to keep alive in my 40g. So far no losses, but I just added the second batch of 10 today, so we'll see.
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    And finally my 2.5 gallon with my white and copper dragonscale halfmoon plakat betta. The wood is Manzanita from Mr. Tom Barr.
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  2. fishorama

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    It's funny, I saw "here's my cool betta (sic)" & I thought, I need a better pic! & then there was 1! Pretty boy & nice wood!

    Looks like you may have some staghorn algae in the first tank? & dying sags...What's your lighting & ferts? Params? We can help, I think...

    What's the "strings of pebbles" in the QT?

    Sorry to go all picky, your tanks look nice!
     
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    Your tank looks super nice, I like it a lot! Your 40B looks best, I wanted to add some more wood but it's all plants now :/

    Just a question, but what's your current stock in the 40?


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  4. Taari

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    There is no staghorn algae in the 40, but I do have black hair algae. I'm probably going to do a blackout before I tear it down. There's no explanation for the dying sags other than they grew too thick and started to choke themselves out. The patch of them on the right side of the tank is doing fine, the patch on the left is dying out. I'm going to replace them with dwarf hairgrass.

    The stock is one chocolate gourami, 4 otos, one stiphodon goby, and 5 ember tetras. I'm going to put in the 20 glowlights, a pair of dwarf cichlids, and probably a couple more gobies once I redo the tank.

    Oh, and the "strings of pebbles" in the 10g is the remains of the DIY divider I had in there when I had it split for two bettas. The rocks are sciliconed to the glass and I have a piece of plastic craft canvas that I can slide between them. The rocks and the substrate hold the divider in place.
     
  5. Fozzybear

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    I like your beta tank, I've got a blue dragonscale living in one that looks just like it. Its actually kindof funny, we have almost all the same plants, different layouts of course but nice taste!!:clap:
     
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    I have multiple tanks and there is something to be said about seeing bare bottom tankswith lots of green and driftwood. Looking good!


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  7. finsNfur

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    Very nice! Your 2.5 looks so much bigger. Who is Mr. Tom Barr? I have some manzanita from a member here, can't remember the name, though. That's a nice piece.
     
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    ( Who is Mr. Tom Barr?)...... Oh no you didnt just say that ......lol lol lol
    Seriously though google him.
    Who is Tom Barr (in a sarcastic voice) really......lol lol no pun intended...

    Well a little. :]
     
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    I thought the same thing...lol...for those who do not know of Tom Barr here ya go
    http://www.barrreport.com/
     
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    Sorry for not knowing! Let's start a poll and find out who else around here is ignorant of the infamous Mr. Tom Barr. LOL. :bowing: :grinyes:
     

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