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Hanna
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plants in "pots"
« on: May 29, 2010, 08:22:00 AM »

As Humpsi and Hepsi always manage to digg out the Elodea and the Aluminium Leaf I do have an idea.
I will pott them in a bigger "shot"-glass, burry the stand in the gravel, fill the glass with gravel and pebbles. See how it works. The glass is big enough to let roots develop properly.

What do you think?

Will post some pics after I've done it. All opinions are welcome.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 09:44:51 AM »

Yes you could use a shot glass or small glass vase, bud vase I think they are.
In my betta brandy sniffer I started out planting my lucky bamboo in a shot glass but it was too heavy for the shot glass, or maybe too tall?  Well anyways I went with the bud vase and it looks very nice.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 09:50:56 AM »

OR you could drill a hole in a piece of driftwood and plant a plant in it like this one I have in my tropical fish tank.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2010, 04:17:45 PM »

This are lovely ideas, Mindemae. I love your betta brandy sniffer  Kiss
I will use the shot glass, as the driftwood would be too big, as you know our tank is only 38 l. It starts to be small for Humphrey and Hepsiba. So I need to compensate with using smaller decorations or the ones they can swim through and as I mentioned before maintain good water quality and aeration  Wink
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2010, 04:23:45 PM »

Here are a few pix of the dwarf anubias planted on that terracotta vase and our fishies swimming through
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2010, 07:35:58 PM »

Those are lovely pictures, Hanna!
You can find all kinds of tiny glass vases, containers, etc. really cheap at resale shops or even yard sales.
I like to browse for unique things like that at estate sales or salvation army or goodwill shops too.
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2010, 08:18:49 PM »

Thank you Mindemae, just noticed Humphrey is pooping, lol

yes flea markets are good too and salvation army or the op shop and the 2$ shops as well
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 09:10:46 PM »

LOL!  Yeah mine do that too Eat and poop!  Wink

Wow! $2 stores...you're getting robbed we have $! stores here! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2010, 09:31:36 PM »

Lol, I believe it is because the different currency values  Wink
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010, 02:02:10 AM »

That sounds like a good idea! That's a technique commonly used for ponds and such, but it should work fine in a tank as well! (:
For example in some brackish mangrove tanks they use to put the plants in terracotta pots that are concealed partly in the sand, partly behind bigger ornaments Wink But you don't have to pick any big terracotta pots for your tank! xD Think it's fine with the little glasses you mentioned (: Guess you already tried putting heavy glass stones around the roots?
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2010, 05:07:46 AM »

 Cheesy yes I did, but my two diggers work hard, they get everything upside down  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2010, 09:53:32 AM »

Hah, well, guess the pots should do the trick then! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2010, 12:43:13 PM »

OH crap!  My Brandy sniffer had a crack in it when I went to change the bettas water today!!
I really liked that too! Cry
So now he has a new home.  My husband had bought this for me...it's vintage 1980's, but I never used it.
My husband is like "Why don't you use the one I bought for you?"  when I told him I cracked the brandy sniffer. Grin
Here are some pictures:
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2010, 03:12:38 AM »

Mindemae, this looks gorgeous, Well I am a cat lover too, I may like this one better than the brandy sniffer...
maybe you should have used it to sniff and slurp brandy out of it, LOL, yummm  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2010, 03:13:26 AM »

Nossie, yes the little glass vases will do the trick, LOL  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2010, 09:17:17 PM »

The glass I put in, doesn't look too good to me, thought it will be nicer  SadWink  will have a look at Sam's this arvo if I can find sth else, otherwise I think I'll use one of those rocks I already have, put the plant in that hole, so Humphrey can't get stuck like he did in the past.
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2010, 04:04:41 AM »

That's a good idea too! Cheesy

But how are you managing with all these beautiful photos lately? Your fish must love the camera! Cheesy
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2010, 04:18:23 AM »

How do you control the ammonia levels and so on in a tank that small for a betta? I know they don't need much oxygen in the water but just something I've always wondered.
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2010, 04:35:46 AM »

As soon as the tank will be cycled, the ammonia and nitrite would be completely gone and then you just need to control the nitrate levels by doing water changes from time to time Wink Maybe weekly?
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2010, 06:34:37 AM »

Hahahaha, yes, they may get used to it, but it takes lots of photos to be taken until I get a nice shot and then I adjust contrast and brightness in Adobe Photoshop, crop the image so Hump and Hep fill the whole photo, more or less,  Wink
I also wiggle in front of the tank and make them wiggle and stay there, LOL, my hubby thinks sometimes I'm nuts and he comments, LOL, " Hannaaaa you're not a fish in the tank..." and I cannot stop laughing answering him "wiggle, wiggle" and he responds "wiggle, wiggle, smiggle, smiggle, giggle, giggle"
You can imagine what's going on sometimes, we have soooo much fun ever since we got our fishies it is a funny crazy home here  Grin
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2010, 10:38:08 AM »

Andrea,
The answer is frequent water changes.  And I only feed the bettas once a day.
And I have a live plant in their containers as well.  I also add a special additive to the water by Aqueon especially for bettas kept in bowls. Smiley
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Re: plants in "pots"
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2010, 04:09:53 AM »

Hanna: The same here! Last time we went to my apartment and my fish weren't there, me and my fiance felt so lonely without them staring at our every move :'D Those fish are such a bliss! Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2010, 05:27:41 AM »

They are, and I never thought in the past tat I'd get attached to those beautiful, tiny, fragile creatures that much.
That there will be some sort of communication between them and us, and so much more... Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2010, 06:16:08 AM »

 maybe you are interested in some "dream tanks"  Wink   (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2010, 10:28:36 AM »

Wow!  Those are simply lovely! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2010, 10:48:03 AM »

Thats an adorable betta bowl Mindemae! Kinda forboding too.. Makes you wonder what the fish is thinking everytime he sees the cat looking in on him.. !!! Cheesy

I was wondering, Is a three gallon tank too too big for a betta fish? I mean, I want a betta but I dont have room for another bowl Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2010, 11:12:03 AM »

Hanna: Oh dear! Those tanks are wonderful!
And about the fish, I recently found myself a book about fish behavior, it's so fascinating to read about these! They have incredible senses! o__o

Kat: On a second forum I'm in, there are people that keep bettas in 5 gallon bowls or even divided 20 gallon tanks! So I don't think the betta would mind a bigger place (:
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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2010, 11:19:26 AM »

You can keep a single betta in almost anything.  The problem with keeping a betta in like a community tank is that some will even challenge a fight with fish not even their own kind!  Like even a goldfish like sonorus could be challenged because they would see her long beautiful fins and think she is another betta.  They are so territorial and not very smart!  Wink Betta males and females will fight but I think you can keep more than 1 female betta together. Smiley But definately not 2 males! Wink
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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2010, 09:06:40 PM »

Oh no! lol no I just want one. I had a betta once, El Diablo, and he was stubborn and miserable... hed get all uppity at anyone who looked at his bowl... and he wouldnt eat either.. misterable cuss that he was.. lol alright! Betta time this weekend!!! XD
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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2010, 09:36:09 PM »

Nossie, which book is this?

Yes, ladies, that site just shows beautiful set ups  Wink
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