18 Sep 2014 12:40 | 9,129 notes | Reblog
"If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air."

Nayyirah Waheed (via womanbythesea)

17 Sep 2014 19:28 | 39,127 notes | Reblog



The adorable Canadian Marble Fox.

This is a public service announcement that this exists and it’s cute.





The adorable Canadian Marble Fox.

This is a public service announcement that this exists and it’s cute.


16 Sep 2014 21:19 | 13 notes | Reblog
He did say the heater was adjustable so yay! Other than basic tank and filter and heater what is the average cost of set up and upkeep for a planted 10 gal? Cause I don't want to buy the tank and find out I can't afford anything else you know? Thanks again for being so helpful!

That’s a good question! Okay, so, I’m going to make this public so that I can refer other people to it later. (I think low-techtank was talking about cost sheets before too). I’m going for cheap and American pricing.


I’m putting this first ‘cause honestly, unless something breaks or your fish gets sick, the only repeating costs are ferts/food/conditioner and those last 6-12 months depending on your usage. Upkeep’s not expensive for the basics.

The absolute essential setup supplies:

  • Water conditioner $12 on Amazon
  • Betta food e.g. omega one which is $8.34 on Amazon or like $5 in stores
  • API Freshwater Master Test Kit for $25 on Amazon
  • Glass eyedropper 2-pack from the drugstore with ml on it, $2 or so
  • Floating glass thermometer $2-$5 at the pet store

Substrate choices:

  • Play sand from the hardware store for like $5
  • Ferts for stem/rooting plants - cheapest would be to buy a pack of DIY root tabs made by a hobbyist (some people here on Tumblr have sold them before, and there’s some on ebay for super cheap.) Otherwise there’s Fluval root tabs.
  • Ferts for floating or rhizome plants - Flourish comprehensive $15


  • Plant-specific substrate with ferts in it like Flourite Black Sand ($25)

Non-essential but really helpful stuff:

And finally, plants

  • Low-light, fast-growing! Those are key for beginning plants.
  • You can look for cheap ones from other hobbyists (I got most of my plants that way), otherwise I’m not sure what’s near you in terms of places to buy
  • Here’s some links from my help section:

Hope that helps, fairithilien

This is what I want to get started doing for my betta.

16 Sep 2014 21:13 | 188 notes | Reblog
Your blog makes me want to set up a planted tank and get a betta. Why did you do this? I don't have the money and I've never liked fish much before. I wouldn't even know where to start. How dare you make a convert of me! Im offended. ;P

Hahah! You’re right fairithilien, my bad, I feel just awful. Please let me make it up to you by helping you to put together your very own betta/planted tank, with advice on how to do it affordably and with cute sketch diagrams and stuff. :3





You guys can’t keep sucking people in !!!

It’s not our f- 

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- Okay maybe it’s a little our fault.

16 Sep 2014 01:41 | 77 notes | Reblog

Aaaand here it is, all done, plus glamour shots of my beautiful feesh~


The water finally cleared enough for a proper pic.


I think he likes it!


*__* so purty




I’m super happy with the way the tank turned out. n__n I think my fish is happy with it, too! I’m adding more plants when the budget allows. I think the tank will bloom wonderfully.

Ok, I think I’m done with all the posts about this xD FOR NOW. Block the “fish stuff” tag if you get tired of all the chatter!

14 Sep 2014 15:16 | 11,944 notes | Reblog
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