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Old 02-06-2020, 09:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dimensions: 30 30 30cm (27 L)

Live Species: Orange sakura, common snail, nerite species, Betta.

Plant Species: Lysimachia nummularia aurea, rotala rotundifolia, hygrophila sp. staurogyne repens, marsilea hirsuta, pogostemon octopus, Limnophila sessiliflora, salvinia natans, duckweed and moss whose name I do not know.

Age of the Tank: 12 (24.01.2020 Istanbul time period)

Filtration and Lighting:
No filter
No heater
7 W power led

Ground: Washed garden soil 2.5 cm on top, 3 mm stream sand 2.5 cm.

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Old 02-06-2020, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2020, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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These small tanks really look so much better without any equipment in them.
It looks like your setup is doing fine with not much messing around...
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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These small tanks really look so much better without any equipment in them.

I agree with you that the equipment takes up a lot of space in small aquariums, which is a bad image.. One of the reasons why this method is beautiful.


'It looks like your setup is doing fine with not much messing around...'

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I agree it looks very nice - but is there a heater? I think bettas need a heated tank, unless your house is already in the upper 70's (25/26C ish I think?)
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I agree it looks very nice - but is there a heater? I think bettas need a heated tank, unless your house is already in the upper 70's (25/26C ish I think?)

Thanks. My fish is currently in my other aquarium. Aquarium temperature is 25 degrees constant.

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The temperature in my Walstad aquarium is 22-24.
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You can see some more clear and smooth pictures here:
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Pictures posted here at APC are good enough.

I think that your Betta will be very happy in the new tank.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Pictures posted here at APC are good enough.

I think that your Betta will be very happy in the new tank.
İf i use a rough language please sorry my english is not very good.

Then I continue uploading photos here,thank you.

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I have a few questions.

*Nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, GH, KH tests are expensive so I don't want to use them. Do I have to use these tests?

*Is a weekly water change required?

*How long should I wait to put my fish in the aquarium? (2 months 3 months?)
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