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    It's been 10 days since I planted my 5 gallon and all is going well. Today I added a moss ball and 3 amazon swords.
    I also rearranged the betta log a bit so give the tank a little more floor space for the plants to spread.
    Note the banana plant has already sent out 2 long stems - both have lily pads floating on the water's surface. very cool.
    Nitrites were less than 5 when I changed the water today (after a week) and so far there is no diatom forming on anything which leads me to conclude it was my substrate that was responsible.
    all and all, I'm very happy with the look and am hopeful the plants will start growing out soon.
    1-birds 5 gal 033.JPG
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    It looks absolutely beautiful! Awesome job with the plants they look to be great, it also gives the appearance of a larger tank. Well done :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    It looks absolutely beautiful! Awesome job with the plants they look to be great, it also gives the appearance of a larger tank. Well done :)
    Thanks Judi. It's fun playing with this little tank. Good practice for when I redo my 30 which will be within a couple months. I'll eventually get to the 90 but I think I'm going to plant it like you're planting your discus tank - with pots - so my sevs might leave the plants alone :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    Your tank looks terrific! I bet Raylon really likes his new digs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Your tank looks terrific! I bet Raylon really likes his new digs.
    Thanks! And thanks for the suggestion of the taller plant by the heater. the amazon swords should do the trick as they grows.
    Raylan is a little miffed at me at the moment because I rearranged his digs again. He'll get over it :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    I really like these additions! I hope the betta loves it as much as us!
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    I really like these additions! I hope the betta loves it as much as us!
    Thanks. I think he's just a little thrown by the log repositioning. he'll come around,.
    Oh - and my nanner plant is shooting up yet another lily pad stem. Sweet!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    How the heck did I miss this journal?

    Looks great, Cindy! See? You do have a green thumb. =]
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    How the heck did I miss this journal?
    Looks great, Cindy! See? You do have a green thumb. =]
    Thanks, Kevin. It's a very small tank but was a good place for me to start. The 30 will be next!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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    quick update. plants are growing! haven't lost any yet though the baby tears are not flourishing like the other plants. the banana plant has 6 lily pads now. found Raylan snuggled up on one the night after lights out in the tank :o)

    1-5 gal 018.JPG
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

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