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cajunmomof4 06-13-2008 08:36 PM

New 2.5 planted! Pepper had to have one too
 
Ok so I went to petsmart for cichlid food and ...well lets just say I got a great deal ....and.. oh hell here is what I bought
2.5 gallon, with glass hood, $11.99. I had to use a glass nipper to make a place for the heater cord to come out the top and a few places for air. I am not really satisfied with the cover I think I will jst get some plastic canvas..
Pepper got an up grade. Actually the same size but his brandy glass was taller, he seems much happier with more swim space. He has been darting in and out of the plats all afternoon.
http://media3.dropshots.com/photos/7...613/185619.jpg
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cajunmomof4 06-13-2008 08:46 PM

here is a wide shot
prior to a few adjustments
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cajunmomof4 06-15-2008 11:57 AM

I have a good bit of plants on order. I am thinking of tucking in more petite anubias between the rocks and adding some hair grass to the "valley" area. WDYT?

southafrica1001 06-15-2008 12:37 PM

looking good :D good luck, im also making plans for a planted 8 gallon with, dwarf hairgrass (or microswords), water sprite (cutting from 29 gallon) and java moss, an possibly others. love the betta as well :D

cajunmomof4 06-15-2008 01:49 PM

Thank you. I also changed the back ground to a darker greenish one. It looks less obvious. I am anxious to trye dwarf hair grass, I love the look of that stuff!

southafrica1001 06-16-2008 07:10 AM

good luck with the background :D yea i love the look of dwarf hairgrass, another plant i would love to try is madagascar lace.

okiemavis 06-16-2008 09:21 AM

Pygmy chain swords are awesome too. I can't *stop* mine from growing. It actually sent out runners through a PVC tube and out the other side.

southafrica1001 06-16-2008 09:54 AM

yea ive read about them, how big do they get?

cajunmomof4 06-16-2008 10:38 AM

I wil have to check on that okiemavis. I wonder if Baylees has them?


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