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  1. #1

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    Okay guys I am sitting on my floor at the moment surrounded by filter parts.

    I just got home from shopping! I had a 30% off employee appreciation discount at Petsmart and got a 20g set up. I wanted something small that I could have while we get the house ready to sell and move to Idaho. My other tanks are getting sold and staying behind with friends.

    Purchase List:
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    Glass top
    Perfect a strip light, Black (this is until I get a really nice one)
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    Small CO2 thingy... It was on sale for 10.99
    Bag of Flourite

    I have some filter floss that has been in my other tanks a while, I'm hoping to use it to cycle the tank. My betta will move in first. Then a few plants and fish later.
    This is a low light/med light (when I get a better light) tank
    With a Betta, Harlequin rasbora, and something else maybe.
    I think the betta will love his upgrade from 3g to 20!

    I will post photos tonight!
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    This filter rocks! The tank started out cloudy and murky and is clearing up sooo fast. I'm getting a background and more driftwood tomorrow.


    Empty shot


    Filling up


    FTS (cloudy)

    I'm going to post more when I set up the BG and other Driftwood.
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    Okay so today I got two new driftwood pieces and 2 Java ferns. One driftwood had it attached already and so that totaled 3 Java ferns. The mopani wood is floating in the tank and I don't have anything to weigh it down so I'm letting it soak up the water and sink when it is ready. I also don't mind it staining the water for a while. BTW, I forgot the background.
    I got 3 harlequin rasbora to start my school. The betta is chasing them a little but I think more out of curiosity not aggression. He isn't flaring or nipping just getting really close and looking at them. In fact he has stopped. Hopefully I don't wake up to dead fish.
    The Java fern isn't tied down but is wedged in the nooks well and I think will stay. I hope they perk up. They are not looking that great but were the best ones available.
    I'm worried about the stand the tank is on and will post a question where more people will see it. It is designed for a 20g but the sides do not have support all around. Thinking of draining it and putting wood underneath it.
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    2 Java ferns (the one in the back is the one that came with the wood)


    Other Java fern


    Only single rasbora photo that came out


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    FTS

    edit: The water looks very un-level in this photo. But when I looked at the tank it doesn't look this off... Maybe the angle?
    Last edited by Owlbehere; 06-07-2009 at 04:46 AM.
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    Tanks looking great! THe betta sure looks like a happy guy in there as well.
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    Houston we have a problem. Well I was worried about this stand... Its not supporting the tank properly and one of the seams is getting milky. I hope it last till I get home. I'm going to move the tank to another stand for the time being return this stand... Then when I get my next paycheck purchase a new tank and return this one. I don't like having a tank with bad seams.
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    So this morning I wrote that I was having an issue with the stand. I ended up getting today a new tank and stand. I tore down the old one and set up the new in about 30 min or less... GOTTA LOVE A PYHON. Well its looking really great. The new stand was on sale for 35.00 from 99.00. I'm returning the other stuff tomorrow while at work. I am still amazed that this filter clears the water so fast .

    The plants seem to be perking up. Still have brown spots but seem to be "opening" up. They are less wrinkled up. The middle driftwood sunk down into its spot. The betta likes to nestle down in between the two java ferns. I'm hoping Friday I can get 3 more rasbora.

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    New Stand


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    The Rasbora and betta hiding.
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    That's looking great Owl! Good luck!
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    Thanks! This stand is solid and supports the tank well... Oh and I spent a good bit of time making sure it was dead level. I don't think I will have that problem anytime soon. I need more rasbora. Although mine have colored up well and are in a scattered school.
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    wow, looks great. what a home for a betta! i bet he's happy. you should look into getting some more plants. wouldn't want the nutrient-rich substrate to go to waste... and the fish would enjoy more plants to hide in and feel secure.
    where did you get the wood?
    everything looks great!

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