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Old 06-21-2019, 12:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am new into this hobby that what me made doing this was creating a natural place for living species inspired me. i really love it when i look to my aquarium and see how it looks everyday better and better.

today i want to present and share my work with you guys and ask everyone of what what do you think about my tank thanks.

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Welcome to APC!

That's a very nice looking aquarium, even though I don't usually like seeing the water with that brownish colored water. What lighting are you using?
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That's a very nice looking aquarium, even though I don't usually like seeing the water with that brownish colored water. What lighting are you using?
thanks for your feedback.

LED:
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-10,8 W
-1.490 lm


Tank:
57L
41 x 39 x 39 cm

LIGHT DURATION:
5h on, 4h off, 5h on

i did not made the soil wet at building. ive alrady made few 90% water changes. i hope it stays clear at the next few changes.
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Your English is great! And I love seeing bettas in well planted tanks. Please keep us updated.
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Looks like a nice start. Pretty fish. I wouldn't worry too much about the water color. As long as plants are growing, that's all that matters!
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Your English is great! And I love seeing bettas in well planted tanks. Please keep us updated.
thanks for your feedback.

i made a video now and i am going to add it n this thread i hope you enjoy. i will keep everyone updated from now on
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Looks like a nice start. Pretty fish. I wouldn't worry too much about the water color. As long as plants are growing, that's all that matters!
thank you for your comment,

i am updating the tread now. i made an amazing video so everyone can have a closer look in to my tank

thanks diana
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Form your video it looks like you may have more water movement than is usually used with an El Natural tank. You may want to see if you can reduce the flow from the filter pump.
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Form your video it looks like you may have more water movement than is usually used with an El Natural tank. You may want to see if you can reduce the flow from the filter pump.
does the moovement have negative impact? because the catfishes need higher surface moovment
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Flow is fine in a el natural tank. My only concern is the long fin betta. They tend to don't do too well with constant strong flow. Maybe point the flow into a corner.
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