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ava-bird:

This is my zitty face and messy apartment. Look, wall art and fish tanks!

Meet the betta-keeper. Hi there! You can see my tank in the background.

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kaleighbytheway:

dormroombetta:

My 10g planted tank. The picture was taken on my phone so it may be a bit blurry.

I’m getting a ten gallon at the end of the month, I wish I had the money to use all live plants like this. I’m thankfully not having any fish that need heavy planting, but live is always nicer than silk.

Saw your comment and just wanted to say, it’s okay to start slow! I used to have all fake plants, then about half, and now all real plants. Look online and become a member of sites like bettafish.com. Users will often have great plant packages from their own trimmings (that’s what almost all of my plants are!) for only a little more than shipping price. Some real are better than no real in my opinion, they will really help your water quality, plus I just love plants~

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My 10g planted tank. The picture was taken on my phone so it may be a bit blurry.

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Lost at least two cories. Ziggy is behaving well so I think it was just the change of water or something that got them. I can still only find 4 at a time though so hopefully the 5th is still alive.

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Picked up 7 cories from a wonderful fish store in Minneapolis! They are so tiny and precious ~

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Tank Question

Just set up my new 10 gallon yesterday, with Eco-Complete and a thin layer of black sand on top. The water was clear last night when I went to bed, but this morning and all day the water is super cloudy.

I rinsed my sand and substrate, anyone have any idea what this is about or when it will settle?

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Got new plants in the mail yesterday, letting them float. Makes Ziggy’s tank look like a jungle. Some new ramshorn snails too!

Look at my happy (sassy) boy.

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Ignore the crummy quality of the photo. The sweet driftwood I’m going to put in my 10 Gallon!

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Ready for some greener plants!

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ava-bird:

theblondeaquarist:

dormroombetta:

Today I ordered a couple bunches of plants online from various folks, and also bought Eco-Complete substrate and black sand. I really like my warm colors in the current tank, but my choices of either white or black sand didn’t leave many options. They should be a nice contrast against the green…

You can always ask to get some pygmy cories in stock. They are uncommon but not unheard of.

They did say they would call me if they got any in stock, but they said it could be a few months. I may have found a good bunch on aquabid. The shipping is such a killer but I think they’ll be worth it. I’m just worried because I usually do the “fish in” cycle, and since they’re just little babies I’m worried that they will be more sensitive to any changes.

Woops, wrong blog.

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