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post #1 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Redone 5.5 gallon

So, I just redid my betta's 5.5 gallon tank . Tell me what you think. Oh, and please disregard the bag of gravel in the back, it is just to keep my cycle going.

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20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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And here's some of my little bugger Flame.

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Hope you like! He thinks he's a King...hehe!

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 12:23 PM
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It looks great. I like the new background and substrate much better than the other and the driftwood looks much better placed here than it was before. He is the king!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...

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post #4 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 01:02 PM
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Nice tank!!! i love that flame betta. the new substate makes the tank much more natural, a better choice than the prior substrate. Good luck!

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 02:07 PM
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I love how in the second post that he is flaring at the camera, its hilarious, I caught myself chuckeling. Gorgeous though.

<--Hehe, that's my puppy, Charlie, before he turned moose. He was attacking his teddy-bear, whom I called Mr.Snuggles, with one true possessed look on his face. Many days later, he ate Mr. Snuggles. RIP Snugg Snugg!

P.S. that's my grandpa's knee in the upper right corner.
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-28-2008, 11:29 PM
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Wow. It's amazing what a simple substrate and background change can do for a tank. Great job!

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post #7 of 15 Old 11-29-2008, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I'd been wanting to redo it for a long time, but always ended up using my money on more essential things. Glad to know you like it :)

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-29-2008, 08:48 AM
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Money well spent!!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-29-2008, 12:46 PM
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looks good to me.
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-29-2008, 05:24 PM
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i liked the first,however i must say you've done a great job
on the second time around. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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