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Old 11-27-2006, 10:02 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Umm... those above photos look like plant-lite compared to what the Betta Bowl looks like now.
I can see through the Bowl in those above photos. Wow!

This will be like thinning all of my other tanks. A TON OF PLANTS to thin out, and 95% chance I will need to take EVERYTHING out. I will also add an inch to half inch of soil (dirt) under the Seachem Flourite. Just not enough room to fit my hands in the bowl. Luckily, I have let the HM float on top of the water. Otherwise with the other plants, it would never get any other light. I am thinking of possibly getting one of those lights that people purchase for Dr. Foster & Smith to attach to the bowl. My plant light (flourescent tube) is only 6,8 or 12 inches from the bowl - should be enough.

I was so tempted to bring it home with me to tear apart.
But Monday is my late night at work and I knew if I brought it home it would take up my entire night.

I am actually looking forward to it in a way. I look forward to shipping a new present off to whoever I know that might need some plants (Rohape). Man cannot live on Vals alone buddy. Even if they do look great!

Now here is my planted tank question.

What is the fine line between 'densely planted' and 'Jungle' look in a Planted Tank?
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:05 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I used to have use Dwarf Sag as my 'carpet' grass in my 10 Gallon but found that it looked a bit "big" for it... substituted the plant with hairgrass tho...

I think the "jungle look" may hv less design to it... Most nature aquarium scapes are densely planted (IMHO) - they look "wild" and unkept but in a designed way... The jungle look on the other hand just seems unkept and perhaps, really unmaintenaned... in a haphazard way... I guess
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Tankman! I love your stuff. I want to hear more!

Does Hairgrass grow as easy or 'easier' ?

Do only use El Naturale? Or do you use CO2 and ferts to 'GROW' the plants you acquire; and then select what you want to put in your El Naturale tanks?

What do you do? And do you have the luxury of a wide selection of plants at an affordable price/budget?

WWJD buddy! (love your website).
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Photobucket time!












Well, this does not show what it looks like now at the office without the Dwarf Sagittaria or with the HM, but it is an update.

Hope you like the photos!
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Thanks for all the great info and pics Jimbo205. By coincidence I have the exact same 1g bowl that I just brought to work with a new betta. Although my only plants are a couple of sprigs of Anacharis right now, I may have to start planting.

Anyone have some good, inexpensive nano bowl/tank links or info? I'm afraid of the broken bowl situation that Jimbo ran into, so it's best to get something appropriate for the task. Preferably 2G+.

Thanks!
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Hey Jimbo.

I was looking at the spreadsheet you put together for dosing your 1 and 2 gallon bowls. I am messing around with expanding it out to use for my 5.5. But I am wondering if some of the measurements are supposed to be off from day to day or if it was a typo? For example Day 1 with Flourish Phosphorous you've got 6 units for a 1 gallon and 13 units for a 2 gallon, but when you drop down to day 4 it's 6 units for 1 gallon and 12 units for 2 gallons. There's a couple others that don't match from day to day. Is this intentional or just a small error? And for anyone else reading this...do you think it would work to just expand this dosing schedule out to cover my 5.5?
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Seachem Daily Dosage Schedule - Adjust to Size of Tank

Guys, feel free to post photos of your Nanos. I would love to see them.

To answer your question about the dosage schedule
- it is the same as Seachem's Daily Dosage Schedule
- just adjusted for the size of the tank.
I am not the most mathematical wiz, although I can hold my own when I absolutely have to. I just prefer to make things as simple as possible.

Feel free to adjust it to the size of your own tank.

Just be extremely careful of dosing with tiny tanks.

I got over-confident with Seachem Excel because I was using it all the time, and I ended up killing my son's beautiful Red Betta. That sucked. I am still getting used to the Crown Betta that we have now. He is nice. Just different.

So anyway, I would be EXTREMELY careful with measuring and dosing with Seachem Excel in tiny tanks.

And when you get a chance, post a photo. I would love to see what you are working with!

Also, if you know ANYONE in the Capital District of NYS, please pitch this great hobby to them. Salt water tanks should not be the only thing with a club in this area. You know?

Thank you for your posts.

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You killed your sons betta! Omg! You off the crowntail , I wont talk to you no more. Ah I love a good crowntail betta. Enjoy , cuz Im out of fish and plants. Moving is for the birds.
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Morbida, great to hear from you!

I think of you when I am taking care of my Bettas.

The Crown Betta gets pretty lively when he sees me come home from work.

Regardless of whether it is at 6pm or 12:30 am, I guess he finally knows who his food comes from!

I have not come up with a name for him yet. (Squiggles? Nah....)

I also never dose ANYTHING in his 9 Cup Vase after what happened to the last one......

Where did you move to? (Someplace warm??? I hope. )
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I just expanded out your chart to fit my needs. I can try to throw a picture in, it's really not much to look at now as it was only set up last week, with a few random stems and plantlets from my larger tanks, I just wanted something in there to get started. I don't even have any driftwood or rocks yet. It's in a pretty sad state, but the plants are holding their own so far so I guess that's all that matters at this point. I might start a thread for it once I get going a little more. I haven't started dosing ferts yet, as I have Eco-Complete as my substrate so I'll give that some time to do it's thing and wait until I really see a need. I do dose Excel 5 days a week though. Now, let's see if I can put a picture in here....

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