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post #21 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 01:29 AM
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Hello people,

i'm from singapore and i was thinking of setting up a small planted tank for some neon tetras. However i have almost ZERO fishkeeping experience so would someone teach me what to do?(eg cycling, type of filters etc) what substrates to get? what plants to get and how to plant them? (the plants my mom bought before all her fishes died perished within a week)

can anyone help?
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post #22 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 08:55 AM
That acceptable for juvenile bettas, but will be too small for a full grown betta. The setup is moving in the right direction for betta care, but the lights not suitable for plants and the size of the tank is too small. Bettas should have planted tanks because plants greatly help improve the conditions of the water. Additionally, bettas naturally enjoy plants in their tanks to rest on and to explore. The small size of the tank means less space for the betta swim, restricted territory space (causes stress), and water conditions worsen much faster. It would suffice for younger fish, but they will quickly outgrow it.
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post #23 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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ohh thanks for the advice =D btw how long can bettas live? what kind of plants or theme should i set for it?

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post #24 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 09:19 AM
I keep mine with a few of the easier plants to care for, water lettuce as floating, java moss, java fern, and microsword. also has duckweed and water sprite floating.
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post #25 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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thanks =)

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post #26 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 10:06 AM
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how long can bettas live?
Most sources say up to 3 years in a tank.

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post #27 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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okay. i thank you, the pros for your help =)

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post #28 of 31 Old 05-12-2011, 11:17 AM
The oldest betta ive had was 3 years old give or take a couple months, and that was before i knew how to take care of bettas properly, only monthly water changes, 2 gallon bowl, no plants. It was a miserable tank, i feel really bad about it, looking back.... Anyhow, im sure if the conditions are great, you might be able to get at least 4 years for the betta...
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post #29 of 31 Old 05-13-2011, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Speaking of miserable tank...... i'm guilty of that. and still is. well at leaste until i bought my gravel and plants and cycled my tank. any bottom feeders that i can add to the betta tank?

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post #30 of 31 Old 05-13-2011, 08:37 AM
I use snails, shrimps are no good because bettas will eat them and snails, at least for me, are left alone.
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