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    I just hurt my dog :-(

    I second using a dremel instead. One of my dogs is absolutely horrible about having her nails trimmed, and they're all black so it's just an accident waiting to happen. I'm much more comfortable with the dremel even if it does take slightly longer to get them trimmed down. I'm sorry that...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Thanks! Still got some cleaning up to do with the algae, and waiting for plants to settle in more, but I'm happy with it :)
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Lol yeah, the highest number I've been able to count since adding in 19 shrimp is 9. The past few days I've only been able to see 4 at a time 😆 so they very well may have just been an expensive snack lol. They could be in hiding, but I think it may be the bigger onces that have survived, there...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    ooo nice, thank you!
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    The remaining shrimp have colored up really nicely since they arrived - I'm still not sure exactly how many I have left and might never know at this rate 🤷‍♀️ I've not seen any shrimp carcasses so they're either all still there or Peach is eating them. I have seen him with a shrimp directly in...
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    What else do you do?

    I read pretty much anything - but my favorites are mystery/thriller novels and fantasy/adventure novels! I dabble in poetry but I've been writing fiction for a long time. I'm 25 and started off writing RPG style when I was about 10 or 11, online. Since then I've written a couple novels...
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    What else do you do?

    I'm in graduate school for Occupational Therapy and I have 2 dogs and a horse to take care of. I go hiking a lot, I like to walk long distances with my dog, and I love to read and write.
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Okay, here's my photo dump from the tear down and rebuild of this tank 😛 Shrimp arrived yesterday with only one DOA which is not bad, seeing as they shipped from CA to CT and it was over 90 degrees yesterday. Peach seemed uninterested in them, however today I've only been able to count 6 😅...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    I just bought them 😂 so I'll let you know how it goes. A little concerned about the weather but fingers crossed.
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Yeah, that is definitely a risk since I've never housed him with shrimps before. He's generally very sluggish about going after food (it's actually a pain in the butt to get him to eat, I think he may be blind or at least doesn't see well at all as he only grabs pellets if they're right in front...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Thanks! I think I might pull the trigger on it lol. I've slept on it a few nights now and still thinking about it 😁 if I do I'll be sure to update about it here!
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    We unexpectedly lost Perry, which was sad as he was a beautiful and seemingly healthy fish. Peach is doing just fine and parameters are all normal so I'm not quite sure what happened to the poor guy. I'm not going to be replacing him, so I'll be redoing this tank by taking out the divider and...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    Thanks so much!! Yes, thanks to both of you for the suggestion! I'm looking into getting frogbit for this tank. I just wanted to give the new plants at the bottom some time to settle in and establish with direct light before I add them in. Neither of my bettas are skittish but I do think it...
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    20 gallon long betta tank

    I recently moved, and plans for a bigger tank in the new space ended up getting nixed due to the very intensive grad program I'm in until summer 2022. As such, I've now converted my 20 gallon long into a divided tank for my 2 male bettas. Substrate: Black sand by Imagitarium Hardscape...
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    Betta tank

    A 22l tank is really only suitable for a single betta. No other fish - bettas, typically, shouldn't be kept with other fish no matter what size the tank is. You could get some snails, and possibly shrimp (although they may become a snack to the betta). Is your guppy/molly/pleco tank the other...
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