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    My 75 gallon Tetra Community planted tank

    I recently had to emergency replace my 55g and was able to get a 75 g. I safely moved all my stock over and I'll post some photos and updates here as I carry on with it :) None today though as I have no access to my photos at work
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    Good excuse for an upgrade

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by komodo182 Click here to enlarge
    Good excuse for an upgrade
    LOL yeah...my husband is convinced that o am insane. I started with a tiny 5 g and they just seem to keep getting bigger lol!

    This is a view from the side of it.
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    A picture of the first night it was set up and my albino bristlenose
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    That's the way it works. Wait until you start getting 6 foot tanks :)

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    LOL - my dream is to one day have a salt water aquarium. That is a long way off, but I have no doubt that would be a huge one :)
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    Everyone starts small and works there way up. I still remember when I went from a 15 to a 35G. How huge that 35G felt. Well now my smallest tank is a 125G.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by komodo182 Click here to enlarge
    Everyone starts small and works there way up. I still remember when I went from a 15 to a 35G. How huge that 35G felt. Well now my smallest tank is a 125G.
    I went from a 10 to a 55...bow my 75 g looks so huge to me. I get so much enjoyment from them. I have a 9g as well (fluval flex). I even enjoy cleaning them!

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    Here's a few more photos. A front and back view, my red flame gourami and male and female veiltail bettas (I have the most docile male I have ever seen). I'm going to add a little video in a bit. Just need to upload it to YouTube.

    Stock:
    Tetras
    - glowlights
    - gold skirts
    - black longfin skirts
    - black neons
    - neons
    - candy canes (also called rosy tetras)
    - lamp eyes (also called red eyes)

    Otos

    Plecos
    - rubber lip
    - albino bristlenose

    Corydoras
    - albinos
    - peppereds
    - pandas
    - greens

    Red flame gourami

    Veiltail bettas (1 male and 1 female)

    Assassin snails (I have nuisance ponds ugh)

    Ghost shrimp

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    Here's a video of my 75 g



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    Nice looking tank.
    64 gal bowfront community,46 gal bowfront community tank, 40 gal. bowfront tetra,angelfish 33 gal live bearing
    tank, 20 gal holding tank

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    Looks very nice

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    Thanks! I'm constantly trying to make improvements to it. I have moss on mesh in there bit it looks like they died. I would love to get a decent carpet plant that doesn't require co2. I've yet to dip my toes into that area...it makes me nervous lol

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    Very nice looking tank. One question for you... I saw where you have a couple of Bettas. I've always rather shied away from Bettas in a community tank because I thought they'd relentlessly attack one another. Is this not the case?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sitka Click here to enlarge
    Very nice looking tank. One question for you... I saw where you have a couple of Bettas. I've always rather shied away from Bettas in a community tank because I thought they'd relentlessly attack one another. Is this not the case?
    I have an incredibly docile male and female. It was pure luck that they both have really peaceful personailities. That being said, I'm on a first name basis with most of the staff that care for the fish at my local Petsmart. One of them suggested the female to me on the agreement that if my male was aggressive with her, I was returning her asap. It's a 75 g and they have lots of space and places to hide. I've never seen them pick on each since the first day. They faced off a bit, measured each other up, and then stuck to their own territories (I had thrm in the 55 g at that time). It can be done, just carefully.

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    Just an FYI - I have zero intentions of trying to breed my bettas. I have them because they are a beautiful pair...they are seldomly close to each other.

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    I just did an updated video of my aquarium this morning, I'm not the best videographer LOL
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    my dream is to one day have a salt water aquarium.
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    Very nice love the Betta tank looks very active .

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