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Victor's fish.

Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:23 am

I'll use this thread to display some of my fish over time.

For starters, here's my new orange betta that I'm experimenting with some cherry shrimp culls. He tries to catch the babies but he's too slow so far. Also have assassin snails to help keep the substrate clean. Got a small canister filter to keep it clean. But don't need it because of the weekly water changes and the high amount of plants with strong lighting. The plants alone have been able to control ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels over the last year. But they produce too much mulm and cause the water to have a bit of yellow color and makes the substrate look dirty. So here's the picture of the orange betta.

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Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:29 am


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Post  neogeo20041 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:49 am

That's very cool. What kind of plants do you have in there???
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Post  williemcd on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:41 pm

Great photography and a great looking fish!  Bill

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Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:56 pm

Wisteria, small jungle vals, crypts, no idea on the narrow leaf plant that looks like pine needles, java fern, ferry moss, and type of bacopa. There's also a few trimmings from unknown plants. For the picture I switch the lighting to a quad bulb PC desk lamp, but usually use a 15 watt LED bulb.

Currently have an ugly sheet of plastic sitting on top to prevent the betta from jumping out. Still trying to figure out how to make a good lid. Want to keep the fish in and allow as much light to pass through.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:49 pm

I just noticed you are getting more into the nano tank scape. Was red cherry shrimp the start??? Smile
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Post  Amp2020 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:47 am

I actually started out a few years ago with nano ref tanks and pico planted marine tanks. The only other freshwater tank I've done was a school project with a guppy, pond snail, anachatis plants, and some river rocks. Had to make a self sustained ecosystem. Lasted a few months but I didn't know about doing water changes back then.

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marine salt choose is very important

Post  liangxinhuo2014 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:33 am

Your fish look very nice, The water seems very clean, you may want to try our marine salt , we are a Sea Salt aquarium suppliers and marine saltwholesale
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Post  chiclidlover on Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:31 am

Wow beautiful beta fish, love the shrimp cull in the pic. The aquascape looks awesome. Victor your masterpiece takes my view of beta tanks to the next level. Great plants great colors ... Your knowledge of fish and plant handling shows in every pic you post.
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Stunning!!

Post  CalebNmomLuvFish on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:27 am

That pic is awesome Victor!! Great Job with that betta tank!! Had a thought about the top you mentioned. How about using a piece of cardboard as a template, then cutting a piece of plexiglass to fit. You could drill 4 holes (like in the 12,3,6 & 9 o'clock positions) for good air flow and affix a 1/2" piece of clear velcro near the lip of the bowl (most are self adhesive), at the 3 & 9 o'clock sections & attach the other side of velcro using a couple of drops of clear gorilla super glue to the edge of the plexiglass.Clamp it with a clothes pin until it cures, then you should be able to see through it, won't be a problem for light to pass through and it should look good. This would definitely keep the fish in and still allow you easy and full access. The velcro should hold up through cleanings and the clear type wouldn't detract from the beauty of your tank. The holes would make for good feeding & water testing locations as well as being good air circulation vents.
Sounds good anyway!! lol
Amazing photography, by the way!!
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