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  1. Before: Feb 2013 Now: Please excuse the current green water, it's not intentional :/
  2. Sorry you have to give your fish away I remember you got your orandas around the same time that I got mine. Hope all works out for you, they are gorgeous fish
  3. Cute!! I couldn't possibly pick a favourite, they are all amazing. Your pond looks fantastic
  4. I have wondered the same, and have not put them in my tank for this reason. I know that whole plant itself is toxic to birds (I have a budgie) if eaten.
  5. Hey I have a pretty decent current in my betta tank. My tank is very heavily planted and I find that this provides a lot of dead spots where my betta can hang out peacefully. What do you have in the way of plants in your tank? Putting some large plants near the output may help to soften the current and provide some hidey holes.
  6. looks great well done! Your goldies have grown alot too
  7. looks great! Perfect tank for a betta
  8. My tank was not cycled when I added my betta (6 gallons) as I just wanted to get him out of the bowl however I have never registered any readings for ammonia, nitrite or nitrate. I take out 30% of the water each week. I just really think that they do not produce a heap of waste.
  9. From what I've read there is the possibility of the shrimpies being eaten..
  10. HI Mikey, this is a pic of my 6 gal planted betta tank that I recently upgraded to for you have a look at. It's low light and I have java moss (tied to driftwood), java fern, anubias, crypts and wisteria (it's a bit of a jungle mess) and they all do well under low light in my opinion. I don't add any ferts but still see pretty good albeit slow growth, my crypts have started putting out lots of runners. My betta is super active and I kind of regret not upgrading him to an even bigger tank, but I really didn't have the room. I'm sure your betta will love the ten gallon! Maybe if you wanted to a snail or two would work in that tank as a visual interest? Once plants get going they really fill up the space and you don't tend to worry about not having many fishies in there. Good luck Whoops there are also some vals in there!
  11. how sweet! I love the second last pic
  12. Thank you Sand is in!! All good so far!
  13. Thank you! Haha I don't know what is happening there... Thanks, I have some crushed coral I could mix in with it perhaps. I have super low kh and gh and go through buffer like no tomorrow, wouldn't mind something more long lasting. Thanks for the reply! I have the same problem with soft water. I have to use a decent ammount of buffer, wouldn't mind something a bit more long lasting. I hope the goldies like it. Did you have to move you're intake tube away from the bottom of the tank to stop sanding getting sucked up? Also Newton is so cute I love red and white goldfish!! Thanks! Will do Yeah I'm a bit anxious about adding it and wrecking my filter. Hopefully it's not to hard to remove if I get sick of it. To add a sponge filter, is that pretty much wrapping some sponge around the intake tube? With fishing wire? Thanks! I don't have a water changer I use buckets and make a huge mess every week, so I'm sure i'll have the same problem... I think sand looks so good though I'm sure it's worth it Thank you! Did you just mix the two together? Have you noticed much difference to your ph?
  14. Cute! I love the colour combos.
  15. Welcome your fish are so cute! I personally use just the one filter, a canister that runs x11 times my tank volume and I have had no problems. It's not a bad idea to have two though
  16. Hello! Ordered a bag of white sand to add to tank, we'll see if I'm game enough to add it when it arrives... I'd love some opinions on the pros and cons of sand. I'm hoping it'll help buffer my ph a little bit, plus I think it looks nice. I had to chuck out my floating wisteria and a large amazon sword as they succumbed to algae. ..... food??
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