My attempt at a planted tank...

Discussion in 'Planted Tanks' started by Whisper, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Whisper

    Whisper

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    I'm new to fishkeeping so this is my first proper tank. Its still very new so hopefully the plants will grow out with a bit of time. I have 4 angels, a pleco, a grourami, a ram, 5 platys and 2 female bettas. Anyway, here it is:

    Sorry lighting wasn't the best.
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    This is a better one, bu made it a bit small.
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    and the female fighters
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  3. Gaawie

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    nice, love the blue on the betta :)
     
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    looking good.
     
  5. Donny

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    Looks good and plants will fill out nicely , agree with Gaawie nice betta
     
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    The plants should grow nicely especially with the natural light you are getting just watch out for algae with all that sunshine but it is looking good and must say lovely btta you have there ( blue )

    If I may ask what size tank do u have
     
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    Nice betta indeed. Should look good once plants have grown a bit more.

    Agreed on the warning re. light. I had a similar setup with a 3 footer on the kitchen counter with no backing. The idea was to enjoy the fish from all sides of the tank. I eventually gave up, moved the tank to the lounge against the wall and put a backdrop on. Even though not direct light, the extra light it got from the kitchen window had me scrubbing off algae every weekend.
     
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    Very nice, would love to see it once the plants have all grown in a bit. And I agree wid th others, very very nice betta :)
     
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    looks sweet
     
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    looking great!! nice plant and fish selection!!
     
  11. solex69

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    Plant infront bottom-left (Anubias Barteri).....get it out of the substrate, it's going to die. Attach it to a piece of wood or rock

    Chiao
    Dale
     
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    nice tank!
     
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    Nice tank!

    If you were not that far away I might have been tempted to go and make you sell that Turq Betta to me:blink1:
     
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    Whisper

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    Thanks for the comments ;)

    So far I've had no serious algae problems, the tank only gets afternoon sun. I've added two otos and they are helping along with the pleco.

    Thanks solex have done ;)

    Johan its an 80l

    The plants have grown out quite a bit now and I've added some new ones so I'll post updated pics soon.
     
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    Ooh yes. Updated pics please! Any new fish lately...? That Turq one really is a beauty, I'm sure it looks great in the right light ;)
     
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    Very very nice, hopefully one day mine will look that nice.

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    The tank really looks good and really love the bettas
     

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