A low tech pond tank featuring marginal plants, floaters, and carpeting plants. The tank has no ferts, no CO2, no filter, and just a simple desk lamp. The tank does not run a filter because I'm afraid the current is would be too strong for my betta given the size of the tank. However, water quality is kept up through consistent and frequent water changes.
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- Off: 7 PM
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Initially, my marginal plants had a difficult time adjusting to the tank likely due to shipment, the fact that they were grown under different conditi ......
Floaters take over
The red root floaters began to cover the surface of the water. Shortly after however, they began to melt (the same time I began to experiment with a T ......
My fern began to rot away. Not sure why, but eventually I had to remove it. If you look closely, you can see that it's beginning to turn blackish. ......
Added Phyllanthus fluitans
Added some phyllanthus fluitans (red root floaters) to shade the sand and provide Rose (my betta) with some cover from the bright light. ......
Initial planting of the tank. Marginal plants pictured are: water celery (oenanthe javinica), star grass (dichromena colorata), and dwarf four leaf wa ......
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