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Old 06-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
 
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Just for you. I put them up, with some bad photos of everyone.
Maybe I'll actually do some aquascaping this summer.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #12
 
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*Runs off to have a look at Lympies babies!* Thanks :)
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
 
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And all of a sudden, 5 notifications appear!
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Old 06-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #14
 
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Holy Colorful tank!!! I have to say, that it is truly well done. Often times I look at peoples more colorful tanks and think "what in the world were they thinking?" In this case however, you really do make it look nice all the while keeping your baby happy with plenty of color. Great job.

I have to say, in the second picture Princess Shimmer seems a bit grumpy looking about being called Princess rather then Prince. ha ha
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
 
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Thank you Inga!!! That means a lot! I'm oddly proud of this ridiculous little tank, lol! It goes against everything I believe in as far as fish are concerned, but for HER, it's perfect! I'm just glad that I've somehow managed to keep it somewhat presentable - and still over-the-top enough for such a little girly-girl!

He DOES look grumpy, doesn't he!?? *giggle* I've taken to calling him Shims or Shimzy. I just *CAN'T* call him Princess and refer to him as a HER. I can't! I tried. . . She is insistent, though, and never misses a beat. SHE is a PRINCESS FISH! Kids are so goofy, I swear! I love her!

Olympia - WHEEEEE! Notifications are SO FUN TO GET!!! I like your pretty fishies, thanks for posting pictures of them for me!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #16
 
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lol, no. . . I haven't really spent too much time over there. But now I'm going to have to go and have a look. If this tank can be considered "extremely natural," I can't imagine what some of the others could look like!!! I want to see your shy guy - and all of your other fishy friends. You don't have any aquariums posted :(

No Chesh Don't! The Betta section of this site is doom!!! hahaha Stay away!!

That's my warning for you.

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HOLY CRAP! IT IS GORGEOUS. I love purple. Third favorite color hahah. Orange, Green, Purple. :D

What really brings this tank together is the half blue on the plastic plants on the bottom right AND the clear pebbles in the middle. I just hope you can keep the clear pebbles on top over time, it really does bring everything together.

This is really well done. Beautiful Tank!

The betta really does match the tank too. I'm a little jealous I must say, as I love purple.

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For the 1 gallon tank, why don't you convert it into like a snail/shrimp tank? Just a thought since you don't want to get rid of it.

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Also, I have been missing in action due to my gf's wisdom teeth surgery yesterday. I have been taking care of her. I think we will be heading back to Salisbury tomorrow if she feels up to it.

Great Job Chesh!
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
 
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-was raised on the betta part-
Generally, no you don't want to mix between betta and here, it's two different schools of thought on everything.
And of course..."check out my neon tank! It's neon themed!" To each is to own, right?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #18
 
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ROFL!!! Yeah. . . I've crossed to the Betta side a time or two, got a little bit nervous, and ran away!!!

Termie, I've missed you. You didn't say exactly when the surgery was, but I was thinking it might have been that. Poor girl! I hope she's recovering well! Wisdom teeth SUCK when they come out. . . glad I'll NEVER have to do THAT again!!!

THANKS for the compliments, dear! And for all of your help - I shot so many questions at you and Olympia, lol, you must be sick of me! I'm really glad you like it, considering that you've had to hear about it for ages now without a peek, poor Termie! You're such a trooper! I really LOVE the blue glass stones, too. I doubt they'll stay put, but I plan to try to keep them on top. I agree with you - they really pull everything together. They've stood up to a few gravel vacs so far *crosses fingers* My little girl calls them her 'bubble stones,' she really likes them, too.

Hmmm, orange, green, and purple? Is Halloween your favorite holiday, too?

As for the 1g, I've been thinking about *maybe* starting up a brine shrimp (or some other wormy critter) hatchery. . . All these years later, I'm wondering if my Sea Monkies failed due to a cycling 'tank' *giggle* Any thoughts on this?

I don't think I want to keep anything else in there, though I would like to have 'real' shrimp in one of these tanks some day. I managed to keep that tank cycled and clean enough to nurture the fry for a few months, but it took a LOT of care and attention. I learned a lot from that tank, and I'm glad I had it, but. . . I don't think I want to maintain it forever. For now, it has been put to rest. . . we shall see what happens to it in the future :)
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:37 PM   #19
 
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Oh yeah! I forgot to mention that there is a bit of Anacharis and Salvinia left floating. Just a smidge for now, but the Salvinia is already starting to spread. Also, if you look at the mermaid, there is a small JavaFern attached to the base just behind her - and I'm really excited that it's growing baby daughter plantlets on it's leaves! Very cool...
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #20
 
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ROFL!!! Yeah. . . I've crossed to the Betta side a time or two, got a little bit nervous, and ran away!!!

Termie, I've missed you. You didn't say exactly when the surgery was, but I was thinking it might have been that. Poor girl! I hope she's recovering well! Wisdom teeth SUCK when they come out. . . glad I'll NEVER have to do THAT again!!!

THANKS for the compliments, dear! And for all of your help - I shot so many questions at you and Olympia, lol, you must be sick of me! I'm really glad you like it, considering that you've had to hear about it for ages now without a peek, poor Termie! You're such a trooper! I really LOVE the blue glass stones, too. I doubt they'll stay put, but I plan to try to keep them on top. I agree with you - they really pull everything together. They've stood up to a few gravel vacs so far *crosses fingers* My little girl calls them her 'bubble stones,' she really likes them, too.

Hmmm, orange, green, and purple? Is Halloween your favorite holiday, too?

As for the 1g, I've been thinking about *maybe* starting up a brine shrimp (or some other wormy critter) hatchery. . . All these years later, I'm wondering if my Sea Monkies failed due to a cycling 'tank' *giggle* Any thoughts on this?

I don't think I want to keep anything else in there, though I would like to have 'real' shrimp in one of these tanks some day. I managed to keep that tank cycled and clean enough to nurture the fry for a few months, but it took a LOT of care and attention. I learned a lot from that tank, and I'm glad I had it, but. . . I don't think I want to maintain it forever. For now, it has been put to rest. . . we shall see what happens to it in the future :)
Yea the surgery went well. She just can't eat anything yet . I got lucky because I still have my wisdom teeth in and their nice, healthy and in the right place. We are actually heading back today to Salisbury where I get to check on the fishies! :D They haven't eaten since Monday night....I hope Betta doesn't kill an oto for food.

I was also thinking about a brine shrimp tank, just to use a feed hahah. But i want to look more into maintenance of it. I have a 1.75 Gallon im thinking of doing something with....just dunno what. It's a square too so its weird shape micro tank.

Blue Grass lol

I like Halloween...lol but I prefer Christmas cause I get so much time off of work.

Yeah I def noticed the floating plants and the java fern, those were some nice little small touches. :D
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