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OrandaLover
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Athena's New Decor ;D
« on: December 20, 2010, 07:07:12 PM »

So I've got some new decorations for Athena's betta tank. I usually prefer the natural look, but I thought it'd be fun to go wild with COLORS!!!! YAY!!!! So lots of the stuff is from my friend, an early Xmas gift!  Cheesy but Now I have new decor for Athena. Take a look at the pix!
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 07:17:58 PM »


very nice! Smiley
She will love that to hide in. Wink
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 07:44:06 PM »

That is really cool!
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 07:51:34 PM »

Thanks guys! The gems at the bottom are red and green for Xmas
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2010, 10:08:44 PM »

Awww, how cute....a christmas decorated bowl! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2010, 11:05:10 PM »

 Smiley Thanks Minde! Athena loves it... And sorry for all the bubbles on the side of the bowl in the picture  Lips sealed But Athena enjoys watching them float around, and occasionally she pops some!
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010, 11:24:14 PM »

Awww...maybe she thinks they're food! Smiley
That's oxygen bubbles!
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010, 11:34:50 PM »

Haha, lol!  Cheesy
Oxygen bubbles... hmm, would it have anything to do with the fact that they only appear after I change the water in her bowl???
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 12:01:41 AM »

Yep! you got it!  Newly water put in the bowl has more dissolved oxygen in it than the water that sits stale for a few days. Wink
Don't worry tho cuz when she needs more oxygen , she will come to the surface very gracefully and take a breath. Smiley
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 10:26:27 AM »

How lovely it looks! Cheesy I'm usually more supportive of natural setups as well, but this is just adorable Wink
I like it! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 11:13:21 AM »

Thanks guys!

Minde: that's really cool! New stuff every day  Smiley

Nossie: I generally like natural setups too, but I thought this would be fun! Glad you like it Cheesy
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 03:44:35 PM »

I think that  when it comes to bettas, it may be more fun to have a more playful setup Smiley
With Bruce I happen to have fake silk plants Grin I was going to buy him a smaller sized tank sometime later and go with a different setup Smiley But we'll see when that'll happen Wink I think he's quite happy with more space anyway Grin
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 03:52:31 PM »

My betta loves people and swims under the plants when something is tossed in the vase.
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 04:05:31 PM »

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I think that  when it comes to bettas, it may be more fun to have a more playful setup Smiley
With Bruce I happen to have fake silk plants Grin I was going to buy him a smaller sized tank sometime later and go with a different setup Smiley But we'll see when that'll happen Wink I think he's quite happy with more space anyway Grin

Probably - I have two ailing bettas on the side (the other two, Ruby and Aria, who are both looking very old, as even with color enhancing food they have turned brown) and they have lots of colors in their plastic tanks. I'm keeping them in plastic gallon containers for now, because this is the only way they'll eat. In the community tank, because they are so slow and old, the other fish get the food before them!
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 11:42:36 PM »

Ahh I'm so excited to get my betta Cheesy Your bowl looks lovely Orandalover, I love how people decorate their betta bowls Smiley

Nossie, who is Bruce?? What have I missed??
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2010, 04:42:16 AM »

OrandaLover: In that case, it's even better to go nuts with colors! Wink Fish with dull colors do a bit better in a more happy environment, if you ask me Smiley

Andrea: I mentioned him in the goldfish re-do thread Smiley I brought him home last Saturday Cheesy
He's a pink betta, with red and turquoise fins, I named him after Bruce Willis xD Since both look pretty bald xD His fins had been nipped since he had been kept with some.. I forgot what kind, fish that found them pretty tasty... He's got some un-pretty lumps in the tail, and they were pretty tattered, but he's healing up nicely Smiley Got some salt in the tank with him Smiley (He lives in the orb, since I didn't feel like buying a small bowl for him)
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 04:47:29 AM »

Wow that looks so pretty. Nice job decorating Smiley
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 06:13:17 AM »

Nossie: You'll have to post photos when he is all better as he sounds beautiful, I think everyone bar me and April now own a betta on here. Very cute name  Wink It makes me sad that the pet shop would have had to known he was getting picked on yet did nothing about  Angry Lucky Bruce now has you.
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 12:40:56 PM »

I know, actually, that's part of the reason I took him home... he used to come look at me through the glass Smiley
I got really worried about him since the fins were breaking more and more each time I would visit!
Just wait Wink I want him a bit more comfortable around here still, and of course, healed fins before I post pics Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 06:18:59 PM »

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OrandaLover: In that case, it's even better to go nuts with colors! Wink Fish with dull colors do a bit better in a more happy environment, if you ask me Smiley

Andrea: I mentioned him in the goldfish re-do thread Smiley I brought him home last Saturday Cheesy
He's a pink betta, with red and turquoise fins, I named him after Bruce Willis xD Since both look pretty bald xD His fins had been nipped since he had been kept with some.. I forgot what kind, fish that found them pretty tasty... He's got some un-pretty lumps in the tail, and they were pretty tattered, but he's healing up nicely Smiley Got some salt in the tank with him Smiley (He lives in the orb, since I didn't feel like buying a small bowl for him)

oh my gosh, Nossie, HAHAHAHA!!! I thought Bruce was a goldie! argh, I must have skipped a bunch of posts and then read yours  Tongue
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2010, 06:52:27 PM »

Hey OrandaLover, somehow.. SORRY... I missed this thread.

It is a happy colourful setup. Wow, if you wanna have a go at breeding bettas, this will be exciting, hope you'll keep us informed about the progress Wink

AAndrea, when will you geet your betta ?
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2010, 08:55:18 PM »

Once Clementine has moved out of the 22L and then I'm going to full re-do it Smiley Hopefully sooner than I thought it would happen as it looks like the medication I used on Sunshine hasn't totally destroyed the good bacteria, when I tested the water last night it was:
Ammonia:0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 0
Maybe Clementine will get a great Christmas present Cheesy
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 09:00:27 PM »

0 nitrates means your tank will probably go through a mini cycle so please still keep an eye on the water parameters. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 10:58:02 PM »

Hanna: Thanks! It's okay that you missed the thread.... also, yes I was planning on betta breeding, and my parents were THIS CLOSE TO BEING CONVINCED but then it backfired  Undecided oh well, maybe when i'm older
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2010, 06:27:53 AM »

Minde: So I may see traces of ammonia and nitrites in the next few days?? I was planning on keeping an eye on water quality anyway and I've been adding stability every day Smiley I'm sure Clementine can wait a few more days, I wouldn't risk it now  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010, 06:47:11 AM »

I wouldn't move Clementine, until ammonia and nitrite are zero and you see nitrates showing up and established at around 10ppm.  It could be a week or so before you might see nitrites show up, if at all.  Just test every couple of days, once the nitrates are establish again, everything should be fine...You are doing a great job.  Your biological system is sensitive right now and adding Clementine might put too much strain on that delicate system. Smiley
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 06:50:58 AM »

Thanks Minde, will do Smiley Maybe it will be a new years present for Clementine instead of a christmas one Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 10:48:00 AM »

LOL, I'm sure Clementine wouldn't mind getting it for new years and not x-mas!!!  Cheesy
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Re: Athena's New Decor ;D
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2010, 12:33:32 PM »

When I woke up this morning, Athena was sitting there in her bowl, staring at me and waggling her fins. She does that every time before I feed her, so I think I can safely assume she knows that it's feeding time right after I wake up every morning and she was hoping for food  - AKA possibly begging! LOL  Cheesy
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