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post #11 of 14 Old 07-28-2011, 08:53 PM
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Awesome!! Thank you Thank you! I've wanted a planted aquarium for quite some time but I've been afraid to jump in. I really appreciate all of your help. I'm going out tomorrow to buy quite a few more plants. I'll do the water change w/the Prime, add the plants and then add one betta. I'll follow your process. Thanks again!
You're welcome. Keep us posted, esp if something occurs, but I wouldn't expect it. I've set up large tanks with plants and fish on day one and never an issue.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 14 Old 07-31-2011, 07:39 AM
i tried that recently and found a way.just make sure the tank water is clear and clean and the plants and fish do well even if they are set in on the very first day of the cycle

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #13 of 14 Old 07-31-2011, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
Thanks kitten penang - I've been watching my water parameters daily. At this point I only added one betta, and she's really small. I bought 9 stems of pennywort, 3 stems of wisteria and 3 stems of water sprite. I already had a petite anubias and a 7" anubias. I did a 100% water change which removed all the nitrites. I used the Prime and I've been watching my water parameters every day. After 2 days the ammonia is still registering at .50ppm, but I realize it's just the converted ammonium. I plan on buying a few more plants tomorrow to help remove it completely. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!

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BETTAS Chewy, Tiny & Roger

25 GAL COMMUNITY TANK
3 Feather Fin Rainbow
4 Pygmy Cory's
5 Zebra Loach
2 Neon Tetra's

30 GAL GOLDFISH TANK (under construction)
1 Black Moor
1 Calico Ryunkin
1 Orange Fantail

THE ONE WHO STARTED IT ALL
Flower (Comet Goldfish) RIP
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post #14 of 14 Old 08-01-2011, 07:21 AM
your welcome

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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