New tank, ideas needed

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    Okay, so I have just finished putting together a new tank. Bought it off Gumtree for R50 with a broken bottom. Paid R55 for a new 6mm glass bottom, stripped it and reglued it with clear silicone.

    I decided to go with the thicker base because one never knows what the tank might contain once up.

    My wife wants to propagate sweet potato with this tank and have a Betta swimming around underneath. Any pictures of your sweet potato tanks are welcome :D

    The tank measures 470mm long x 215mm wide x 300mm deep.

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    Now you got me....

    I cant wait to see all the sweet potato tanks :)
     
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    I can't either :)
     
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    Not sure the tank will be suitable for sweet potato.
    But there are other plants you can grow with submerged roots.
    Have a look on Youtube, some nice examples.
     
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    This is the other idea. The one on the right is my daughter's tank with Sword fry (growing at a rapid pace) and the tank on the left is the tank I built last night. Thinking about having a bigger grow out tank for her. I've been given a lid with light fitting etc.

    May be a better idea for the tough crowd here :p

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    I definitely think those babies are going to soon need a bigger grow out tank.
     
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    So I decided to rather give my daughter the 47cm tank and we will decide what to do with the 1 foot. I've removed the undergravel filter and have added a sponge filter with carbon in the center pocket.

    Think my daughter will be happy with the change?

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    I'm kick starting it with Stability, so hopefully all goes well. If push comes to shove, I'll keep the baby swords in the display tank in a breeding net for now
     
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    Night shot

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    Looks great @Lowflyer7

    Little Madam will love you for it!!
     
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    Thanks Maria

    She is very happy. Just added a heater, so now she is set.
     
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    These will be available quite soon:thumbup:
     
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    Gorgeous

    Ahhh... that's if the Lady lets you sell them:):):)
     

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