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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    You could not wait! Good on you to get "back in the saddle" already, very nice looking Betta, and this tank may be the best looking of the three!!
    Yeah - I had to do it. My hubby really likes bettas and since this is technically HIS tank, I decided to go ahead and get this guy when there were no rams. Tom's really thrilled with him. He's going to be a sight when he's fully grown.

    And you know what else? I think I might have to agree with you about the tank. I bumbled around and accidentally came up with a winner. I think it's my favorite. And the other beauty of it is, it takes me like 5 minutes to change out the water every week, dose with Flourish Comprehensive and rinse out a couple sponges. That's it. No vac, no wiping down the glass, no fuss, no muss. Fingers crossed that things stay that way :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Haha, I knew you wouldn't wait too long for another betta. The plants in that tank are growing in very nicely. We are always going on about bigger tanks but we shouldn't snub our noses at the smaller ones. I've seen some really nice looking smaller tanks. As long as we remember small tank = small fish they can be just as stunning and fun as the big tanks.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Haha, I knew you wouldn't wait too long for another betta. The plants in that tank are growing in very nicely. We are always going on about bigger tanks but we shouldn't snub our noses at the smaller ones. I've seen some really nice looking smaller tanks. As long as we remember small tank = small fish they can be just as stunning and fun as the big tanks.
    Yeah. I caved really fast :o) And I agree. I never dreamed I would enjoy this little tank so much. It's so easy to care for and the plants just seem to grow on their own. I may fiddle with a bit in the future and clear out a space in the front if I can find some room for those smaller crypts somewhere. they're so healthy but they've grown in pretty thick.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Beautiful tank -- as everyone has already said -- and lovely new addition!

    If I might ask you: How many neons are in this 15 gal? (I'm shamelessly plotting for my future a bit) I like the look of those little endlers too.

    What is your secret to such a low maintenance tank and keeping it so... well-kept looking?
    40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw

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    Great addition, Cindy! Junior is a very handsome fellow. Seems a bit shy right now, but I'm sure he'll be out and about in no time.

    I'm sorry you didn't get the GBRs, but I'm very happy that you got this beautiful little guy. They're such characters in their own right and will be a welcome addition to the 15gal.

    As for the scaping? Beautifully done. It truly looks wonderful. Be proud, momma, be very proud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiversGirl View Post
    Beautiful tank -- as everyone has already said -- and lovely new addition!
    Thanks. he's a beauty for sure.

    If I might ask you: How many neons are in this 15 gal? (I'm shamelessly plotting for my future a bit) I like the look of those little endlers too.
    I've got 10 neons at last count. and 8 endlers. they're such little things - not even an inch. With the betta it's well stocked but with the plants nitrates are always less than 5ppm

    What is your secret to such a low maintenance tank and keeping it so... well-kept looking?
    Secret? Luck. Seriously. Well and some great advice from the Fish Flakes and consistent weekly water changes. I also have double filtration and have tucked sponges into the water spill to keep the flow from being too fast for the small fish.
    I used to have a 5 gal with the betta and 6 neons (overstocked) and I always fought brown algae. It wasn't planted so I decided to switch to plants. Even then, I fought algae and the plants just didn't grow. So, I opted to go a little bigger - this 15 long - and add a few more fish. Ever since then, it's like everything kicked into place. I make weekly W/C of about 30%. The substrate is mostly flourite with some black sand on top. When I added the extra fish, I added 2 nerites snails and an apple snail. I swear they were instrumental in turning the tank around.
    I now dose with 1/4 cap full of flourish comprehensive each week, feed lightly and that's it. I never have to wipe down the glass anymore and I don't vac the substrate. The lights are on for 3 hours or so in the morning then off until around 5:00 or 6:00 pm and they get turned off when hubby goes to bed- usually around 10:00 pm
    Again, I had a lot of great advice from the Fish Flakes - that's what led me to the flourite and the flourish.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Great addition, Cindy! Junior is a very handsome fellow. Seems a bit shy right now, but I'm sure he'll be out and about in no time.

    I'm sorry you didn't get the GBRs, but I'm very happy that you got this beautiful little guy. They're such characters in their own right and will be a welcome addition to the 15gal.

    As for the scaping? Beautifully done. It truly looks wonderful. Be proud, momma, be very proud!
    Coming from the king of scaping, that's very much appreciated. Thanks

    As to the GBR's - I have a feeling a pair will end up in the 30 this fall :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    fishmommie ~ Thanks for those answers. I again took notes. One of my future (dream) tanks will be a Betta tank. I'll provide him a good home or else I won't do it at all. Thanks for your inspiration.
    40 gal fw: 3 male Platys; 16 Neon Tetras; 9 Cherry Barbs; ~30 Red Cherry Shrimp; an Assassin snail; a Mystery snail
    live plants: 2 Lace Java Fern on dw; a Moss ball; 2 bunches of Java Moss on rocks; some Cladophora algae on dw

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Coming from the king of scaping, that's very much appreciated. Thanks

    As to the GBR's - I have a feeling a pair will end up in the 30 this fall :o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    The King of Green!!
    For sure!!!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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