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post #1 of 6 Old 06-12-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Planted Tanks Complete! ^-^

After getting some advice from a couple people, I went ahead and made up my couple Betta tanks into planted tanks.

Now, they aren't nicely placed at the moment (meaning the plants are randomly placed) and one tank ended up having less foliage than the other which I'll be grabbing him a couple extra plants tomorrow.

Anywhoo. Here are my first planted tanks ^-^
Note: I will be re-setting the plants after awhile to make it look a bit, eh, nicer. XD

Picture One: Felix's tank (the more bare of the two)
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Picture Two: Ozwald's Jungle. XD
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Picture Three: Side by side view.
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Again, I'll be making them more appealing later--but right now my boys are in their tanks having a little party. They love it! ^-^

Thanks for looking! ^^
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-12-2013, 11:58 PM
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My only bad news is that the tall thin plant in front that looks kinda like grass (it's actually called "mondo grass") is not an aquatic plant. It's what they call a verge plant, meaning it does well with its roots in water, but not its leaves.

It's a good start, though!
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May I ask? How are the plants lighted and how are they being fed in the long term?
I'm not being a negative nelly, just curious.
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My only bad news is that the tall thin plant in front that looks kinda like grass (it's actually called "mondo grass") is not an aquatic plant. It's what they call a verge plant, meaning it does well with its roots in water, but not its leaves.

It's a good start, though!
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Huh, well thanks for letting me know! I'm actually going to get a couple more plants for Felix's tank and I guess I can buy a different type or two and stray away from that. :3
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May I ask? How are the plants lighted and how are they being fed in the long term?
I'm not being a negative nelly, just curious.
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Well, I have a fertilizer along with liquid feeder and then I'll also be investing in some root tabs as well (I'm going back to the store tomorrow). Now I've just got to plan out when to begin feeding/fertilizing and how often to do so. X]
As for lighting, currently I have the LED lights on it--which I was told by a gentlemen that it SHOULD be sufficient as I didn't think the fact that my room gets plenty of sunlight (the tanks get indirect light, but my room still gets rather bright from about 7am-4pmish) would be enough. Also, as a backup I have another lighting unit that gives off about 10W per unit. (Each tank would end up getting about 10W--which the rule is 2-5W per gallon, so none the less, the back up SHOULD do the trick).
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The rule of thumb for fertilizing the larger sized aquariums is after every water change. So every month or so. A tank that small you will have to do more frequent water changes. I don't think its a good idea to fertilize that often though.
I have a cool led table lamp on my 3g betta tank and it has the most amazing lush growth. The tank is in a darker area of the room. Natural sunlight is great for algae growth, therfore I put my tanks as far from natural light as possible. Less glass scraping.
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