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post #11 of 26 Old 06-02-2010, 03:50 PM
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opps forgot to add that you will need both pieces of foam (if you are missing the piece that fits in the main body of the filter (as in the picture above) you should be able to get it from any LFS that sells elite products.
The filter you got will be ok for your tank,dont bother replacing the foam pieces (shops and manuals tell you to replace them every few months) unless they are actually falling to pieces.

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post #12 of 26 Old 06-13-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the delay. I only just found a piece of furniture that would hold the two aquariums lol.

This is inside the new filter: It has black foam in the pointy nose as well as the sides:








that filter is so large looking in this tank


anubias on driftwood (small piece of drift wood!)


Marimo ball ordered online. It's pretty fun. I was thinking about getting a few more?


Java fern which is looking a little worse for wear since I got it!


Little floating plant I got from Byron and can't remember what it's called!


Sorry for the murky front and glare. There was some sticky tape residue on it and I haven't gotten it all off yet.

I'm thinking aobut putting a betta in this coming week and then not adding any fish until the fall. Then I'd like to add 3-5 pygmy cories. I'd also like to put several marimo balls on the bottom. I thought maybe the cories would like to swim around them. AND I'll need some more taller plants I think for the betta to swim through. And maybe get a smaller filter! lol
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post #13 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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So my daughter and I went to the LFS today and got a betta for the tank. He's a real beauty of course. She picked him out after giving it considerable shop. The poor thing was just in a cup. <sigh> I'm not going back to that fish store. The woman there said "if they last three months great and if they last six months your doing really well" hmph. I would not normally support a place like that except I'm six months pregnant, fighting a cold and had promised my three-year-old we'd put a fish in the tank today. However, that being said, this fish is frickin' happy. He's swimming in and out of the live plants. Especially the ones floating at the top. And he's down exploring the gravel and the lower plants and all over. I think he's QUITE happy to be out of his cup. So that makes me happy for this one. The filter has a bit of a pull at times but there are also definitely spots for him to rest without working so I think he should be ok.
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post #14 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 06:10 PM
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When you feel better I would love to see your betta picture. I have several myself and think they are great fish with alot of personality. The tank looks great and when you get a chance a tall plant of some sort would be good. My bettas love swimming in and out of theres and sometime rest on the leaves of the sword plants I have.

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post #15 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :) I do have some tall java fern along one side and I have a few others I'm going to move over. A sword is a good idea. I put a few other floating ones and when I fed him he hid in there and snuck up to grab the food lol. I'll try and get a pic tomorrow. He's really exploring now so i'm not sure how good it would be now! lol I do like them too. I'm already toying with the idea of getting another smallish tank for another lmao
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post #16 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 07:01 PM
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LOL Yes they are very addictive. Right now I only have 4 males and 4 females but at one time I had 12 males and 12 females. I had to rehome some of them when I decided to go be a truck driver my mom could only take care of so many for me while I was on the road. LOL I plan on adding 3 more females to my 20 gallon later on this week they are on sale at petsmart. LOL

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #17 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Are all your males in separate aquariums then? I just don't have room for so many. My 10g has three neons and two bronze cories at the moment but I think I'll put a few more cories in for now.
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post #18 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I got some pictures. Does he look pretty healthy as far as anyone can tell? I'm a little worried since I got him from such a shady place.



















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post #19 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 08:26 PM
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He is beautiful and yes he looks very heathly. Have you named him yet? I have my males in 2 10 gallon tanks with a divider I made in between them. I bought store made ones and one some how got a hole in it so 2 of my males look really ruff right now one is a double tail and one is a half moon but right now theylook lie crown tails. I got rid of the store made ones and made some that are alot more durable and alot cheaper. You should introduce him in the betta section of the forum everyone there is really nice and you can gets all kind of information on there.

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55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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post #20 of 26 Old 06-15-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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That's a good idea. I forgot about the betta forum. This guy's name is Simon. It's funny how I immediately named him but not my other fish. I bet your bettas are happy to have some company. Once this aquarium gets more established I'm going to get some pygmy cories for it.
Simon really likes that Marimo ball. He can swim under it in one corner and he keeps bumping and mouthing it.
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