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Old 09-02-2006, 05:44 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The only way I could think to do that would be to measure it up with the syringes and then spray it into water.
It is kind of cool to see how it disburses when you 'inject' the dosage into the water very fast.

But Betty, knowing you, you might be thinking of something that I have not thought of.

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Seachem Daily Dosage Schedule for 1 or 2 Gallon Betta Bowl or Nano
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Hemianthus Micranthemoides. Checked on that today after dosing after everyone had left the office. I think this is growing well. The leaves are tiny and bright green. Some are rough as is to be expected after shipping and being transplanted. Put into Seachem Flourite substrate. Does this grow shoots or roots like Rotala does? Or is it completely different? Does it have to be cut or trimmed to grow 'better' or does it do better being left alone?

The Anubias has a beautiful new leaf which I was not able to get a photo of because my son borrowed the digital camera to take to school for the school yearbook, I think.

The Blyxa has 5-6 new bright green leaves on it. Very delicate looking. I can still see one or two of it's roots which look bright white and healthy.

Any information on these plants would be greatly appreciated.

With the thick glass and its texture on this bowl I do not think any photographs will be able to rival any photographs I have seen recently on Nanos.

But it looks healthy and happy.
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I've found that Hemianthus Micrantehmoides responds well to pruning and will grow thicker with healthier looking growth as a result. It is a stem plant and will both grow roots and and side shoots.
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Your bowl looks great. I have gotten into Betta's lately and wanted to do something like this for my newest blue Betta. I worry though how to keep him from jumping out. Have you had this problem with your bowl? Or do you have it covered when not taking pictures?
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I worry though how to keep him from jumping out. Have you had this problem with your bowl?
My Betta in Betta Bowl at the Office is pretty calm. There are no other fish in the bowl to get him excited.
Someone else referred to this as Potato Cake syndrome (finding them AFTER they have jumped out and completely DRIED UP). The only fish to do this to me was the first female in my 10 Gallon Tank. I have that tank almost completely covered up on top. The space to jump was about 1/2 inch by 4 inches. I figure, if the fish is going to jump; the fish is going to jump. The Bettas in the Bowls that I have had, have never tried to do this. Go figure.

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Well, I got the digital camera back from my son's school and attempted to take some photos. Maybe my camera just sucks.

Meanwhile, my Betta Bowl at the Office is starting to fill in. I wish I had gotten some more photos while it was newly redone. It was just perfect!

The Anubias is doing fantastic and is growing a new leaf again. Dwarf Sagittaria is growing very well. The Blyxa is very small but I guess okay. It is just 'dwarfed' by the Dwarf Sagittaria in terms of size and growth.

Now I realize that I may need to upgrade from this Fishbowl back to another 2.5 gallon Brandywine Glass vase from Wal*Mart. When this fills in with the Dwarf Sag completely; the Betta will need the top half to swim in (sigh).
It is okay right now, but I can see the bowl will really fill in. I will wait and see.

I really liked the other one better. The glass was not so thick and easier to take photos through. But this one has the thick glass which is safer. Hmm.....
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Well, I have new photos on photobucket which I should post soon. The Betta Bowl at the Office is getting that Jungle look. Dwarf Sagittaria is growing with its very tips OUT of the water (just the tips). This goldfish bowl has 2 1/2 inches of Seachem Fluorite for the substrate and I thought I could see a root growing almost to the bottom. Well, eventually I could not resist. I had to check out the very bottom. I was just dying of curiousity. BUT, I was just imagining another disaster at the office and was trying to resist looking. Well, lo and behold, there are some VERY healthy roots ALL THE WAY at the bottom. Nice and healthy green and white and the roots are actually pretty stocky. I am trying to figure out whether that would be the Anubias or the Dwarf Sag. I don't think roots of Dwarf Sag grow that stocky, probably remain hairlike even when they get thick (spread out) in the substrate.

I am thinking of trimming this Betta Bowl and taking some of the Dwarf Sag home, although I may need another (new) tank to put it into.

At this point I don't mind giving away Rotala, but am not ready yet to start giving away Dwarf Sag.

I am thinking of using that as my main plant in my eventual FIRST El Naturale planted aquarium.

Does anyone have Dwarf Sag as their 'carpet' grass in a 10 Gallon?
It leaves the top half of the tank for the fish to swim in, yes?
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Updates. Some good photos. Some not so good photos. But photos. Time for updates. Sorry about the reflections from the office lights. This was taken during the day. Saturday is the only day that it is possible sometimes to reduce the glare from the office lights. Thought my office mates would frown on my turning the lights off.








The glass on this tank is thicker and stronger than the last, but I am missing the clarity of the last one.
I am considering taking the Dwarf Sagittaria out of the tank and leaving the Anubias and the Hemianthus Micranthemoides. I am hoping that by possibly taking out the Dwarf Sag that the HM might take off better. I went to replant some of the HM and realized that it probably won't get any light until I take the Dwarf Sag out.

I welcome any suggestions from fellow Nano members. Thanks.
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