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#1 Meme123

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

I have some Betta's coming in soon and I desperatley need some plants and a recommendation for an aquarium soil. Please help? I have seached many sites and can't get a descent deal anywhere :/ I came across this site and was praying you could help.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

WHat kind of lighting do you have?That will help alot with what types of plants you can have.Also depending on the types regular grave; could be just fine.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Well I have low to medium lighting

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

Mosses java fern anubias species,some crypts and some stem plants will do well then.Most of those will be fine in gravel,save some crypts would appreciate some root tabs at least.

I think i can work a good package up for ya,for 26 shipped.It will be priority and come with the tracking number.PM me if your interested.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

if you have med lighting, consider doing DIY CO2, or dosing excel (glutaraldehyde) (optimally both) to help keep the plants healthy and algae away.

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microsorum pteporus
anubias (all species)
limnophila sessiliflora
ludwiga repens
crypt wendtii
crypt parva
egeria densa
hemianthus micranthemoides (does VERY well in a just-excel tank)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

will either of those harm the fish??

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:42 PM

CO2 can harm fish if the levels get too high. this is different from suffocation, CO2 is toxic, and is even approved for veterinary euthanasia. keeping CO2 levels under 30ppm will not harm even very sensitive fish, and up 35 is pretty good. a bettas labyrinth organ makes it easier for them to survive if your pH goes too high. there are many articles online on how to setup a good and safe CO2 system.
gluteraldehyde (flourish excel) will harm plants, fish, and algae IF OVERDOSED. but up a 2x OD is pretty safe. i have often overdosed it to kill a few spots of algae on old anubias leaves (algae is much more sensitive). if you use it as directed, there are 0 negative effects.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

Alright thank you very much I will look up how to keep good CO2. I apreciate the advice

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

Oh and haha random question.....In a 10 gallon tankwith vegetation will a betta be ok with neon tetras?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:56 PM

Tetras will nip the bettas fins

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:02 AM

Oops, I meant a female

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Oh and any recommended substrate....I dont want an actual soil....I wil have to do cleaning by hand and wont have the vacuume thing so something with bigger particles is what I am looking for.




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