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post #11 of 17 Old 08-09-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm hoping to add a 7th soon! :)
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-09-2009, 02:09 PM
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post #13 of 17 Old 08-09-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the pictures as promised. Sadly the tanks look pretty crummy right now because when I pulled all the plants from the 15 gal I had to make 2 tanks worth of silk plants stretch into 3 tanks worth.

Uploading my pictures sure had me reminiscing about all the different things I've tried with aquariums. I sure wish the live plants had worked out....they always looked so beautiful; that is before they got all full of algae and started to die . Of course, now that I only have silk I can have more bettas because it takes less time and money for maintenance . And my little Diva and Flame, you will be missed. Oh well, they say you learn more from your mistakes than your sucesses and I definitely have learned a lot!

So here are the tanks as of now. I plan to slowly redecorate soon...anyone have any ideas of a good color/size gravel for the 15 gal? I need to get rid of the sand because it's full of laterite from the plant days and it grows algae terribly and is a pain to clean. I'm going for the same light and sunny look but I want it to be a different color than my other gravel.

5.5 gal
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15 gal
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10 gal
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Fish pics to come later...it was too late and they just looked like dark blobs .

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 #14 of 17 Old 08-11-2009, 10:52 AM
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they're really lovley.
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post #15 of 17 Old 08-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Your tanks look great, Kim! I'm sorry you lost Diva. :(
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-11-2009, 12:31 PM
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I agree, sweet looking tanks!

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-11-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone :)

Poor Diva got a horrible case of popeye. I tried to treat her, but it wouldn't respond to anything. I had hoped that maybe only one eye was affected and it would fall out and she would live, but it spread to the other eye and she died right as I was contemplating putting her down because she was in pain. I buried her next to Flame :(

As for the tanks, like I said they are in the process of renovation. I need to replace the sand in the 15 gallon, and I am looking into some nice driftwood and more silk plants for them all. I did replace the black background in the 5.5 gallon with a blue one today because it was just too dark in there. The light is only 8 watts, and I couldn't see Prof. Lupin's color at all in most parts of the tank.

The worst thing is that I am painting/redecorating my bedroom and I have a shelving unit full of empty shelves. No kidding....there's nothing to put in them *except for more betta tanks* shhh! I didn't say that seriously...what am I crazy! I'm already going to be really busy with school, a possible job, and sports!

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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