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Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
12:13 AM

Post #4980632

What a pleasant surprise to see an article on underwater gardens! I wish I had room for a giant tank, but here's my 4-gallon hex tank on my dresser. It's a fun hobby. I used gravel, but the sand looks nice in yours. I have so many that they take the place of a filter, and I do 25% water changes once a month (or so...). My fish are healthy and reproducing like mad, like guppies will do, lol.

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Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
1:06 AM

Post #4980939

That is some GREAT java fern you have there. Look at how neat and tidy your set-up is. Now I'm ashamed, hehe. "goes to clean around her messy table".
Your guppies are beautiful too.
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2008
1:16 AM

Post #4981010

LOL, it's only neat and tidy because I just removed two logs with more java fern on them, and changed the water--thanks to the article! I do have too many ramshorn snails. The guppies are just common "feeders". It's amazing how colorful they become when not in the crowded, dirty, unplanted tanks in the stores.
Crossville, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 21, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4981022

Yup it is. That's how I always stocked my ponds, with feeder comets,lol. You can find some with the longest butterfly like tails. So nice for 12 for a 1.00!!

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