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post #11 of 31 Old 05-09-2011, 03:39 AM Thread Starter
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i had read this book which describes a home made CO2 canister made out of sugary water and yeast. could i use that for the plants?

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i had read this book which describes a home made CO2 canister made out of sugary water and yeast. could i use that for the plants?
Yes, but it is not necessary, depending upon what you want in the final setup.

If you read the articles another member referred to, you will have read about balance between light and all 17 nutrients, of which carbon (CO2) is just one. Once you start increasing any single component of this, you create a new (higher requirement) balance.

My tanks (pictured under "Aquariums" below my name on the left) follow the natural (low-tech) approach. No CO2 addition, minimal light and nutrients. The CO2 is supplied by the bacteria, fish and plants. This method is simpler, easier and less expensive because it uses nature more than equipment and using less light is less expensive in itself. [I shudder to think what my hydro bill would be if I doubled the light on my tanks, it is high enough now.]

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oh i wanted to ask also, can bettas be housed together with tetras? or can they only be housed with females of their own speices?

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oh i wanted to ask also, can bettas be housed together with tetras? or can they only be housed with females of their own speices?
If you mean a male Betta, I would house it on its own, or with some bottom fish. I know some poeple have a male Betta in with other fish, but in my opinion they are not community fish.

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If you mean a male Betta, I would house it on its own, or with some bottom fish. I know some poeple have a male Betta in with other fish, but in my opinion they are not community fish.
okay. it's getting old already. so i wanna like create a sort of "retirement resort" for it first :P so any suggesttions for tank size?

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If by "retirement home" you mean to create the most comfortable setup for a betta, the ideal is around 5 gallons for one betta with a sponge filter, heater, and planted with regular water changes.
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If by "retirement home" you mean to create the most comfortable setup for a betta, the ideal is around 5 gallons for one betta with a sponge filter, heater, and planted with regular water changes.
I agree.

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