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anthea
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)18:44    Post subject: Still Learning Reply with quote

Please see new post for fishy issue, I was trying to just change this post. But I will start a new one

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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)19:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cute tank!

Do your betta and gourami get along with each other? It's not usually recommended to keep these fish together, so I will be interested in your experience as things progress. Both these fish need access to the surface, so make sure that your gourami is letting your betta get some air. If problems develop, you can remove the betta and give him a separate habitat in a 1 gallon bowl.

For planting, you would need a different substrate, or stick with plants like java fern, anubias, java moss, riccia -- plants that do not root in the substrate.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)19:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got to complement you, though... For a beginner (Which I assume you are) this is a beautiful tank! Smile Great job.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)19:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes was a bit worried about the betta but he seems to be the boss and has been seen chasing the others on occasion. I am in the process of changing the gravel just taking a few large stones out at a time, each water change and putting some more small gravel in, ongoing process as all fish activities seem to be.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)19:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

IME honeys can be much less agressive than their dwarf cousins. Sometimes they will get along with other anibatids (sp?). I would still keep an eye on them for a few more months before you decide everything is kosher. Smile

The tank looks gorgeous. Even my 10g that's been planted forever can't look that good and believe me I've tried.
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anthea
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)20:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spend numerous hours avoiding work watching them so will keep an close eye. I tell you I can see how this become an addiction I am already thinking of another tank, you people must have excellent self control!!!!!
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)20:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you get another tank, go big!! if you get another small one it'll just make it worse, trust me.

BTW, very pretty little tank.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)20:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the Jebo 228 tank? If so that's the same tank I have. The jets from the hood trickle filter look quite familiar.

Is the lighting in the hood 2 x 8W T5's? I found that it wasn't enough to keep my plants alive. Except for the java fern that is. My bulb cover was very scratched and mineralised. You might have better luck.

I love the substrate it looks good but how does it function with your under gravel filter? Thinking about it... it might be good to have the coarse gravel so that the powerhead takes all the gunk straight through the gravel up to the trickle filter.

You could try planting rooting plants in little pots with finer substrate and then bury the pots in the pebbles you have.

Edit: I checked at home and my tank is a R338 - faulty brain Embarassed I was surprised that the configuration has changed I.e. no UGF. I wonder if the lighting has changed as well. Do you have 2 thin little tubes (like <1/2") or one big fat one (~3/4")?


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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it was a R338 no undergravel filter, the lights have F8w on them. I reckon the plants will last a few months, the plant in the photo (no idea what is is) has sent down roots
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PostPosted: 2005.03.31(Thu)21:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking tank! I always wondered how large stones would look in a tank over the typical sand or gravel. It looks great!
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