Originally Posted by FlashGuppy
Hey Barb I just took a look at your aquarium. I enjoyed the photos. Your Angel Fish...is it a Marbled?...that is the kind I am looking to one day get. I also like the driftwood in your tank. I have a piece in my Betta Fluval Chi and didn't know it could change the ph. Go figure....I am learning a lot from this forum!
Thank you for the link on the Safe tart...I'll be reading it.
Is that a Water SPrite I see planted in your tank? I have mine floating and had thought about planting them. I keep it floating in the Betta tank to block the open top because I've heard stories of them jumping out and he seems to like the roots to hang around in. In my 20 gallon since I have the roots towards the back of the tank it doesn't look so obvious.
Hmmm...I don't normally go to Petco...but maybe I will when we set out to the LFS this weekend! lol.....YIKES..maybe I'll find that 55 G there!!
Thanks, the most of the plants have been in for about a month, except for the anubias and the cyrpt wendtti which I added at the beginning of the week. Have had quite a bit of growth. I do not have any water sprite in the tank, in the back corner near my sponge filter I have water wisteria, and I also have another plant by the name of myriophyllum mattogrossense that was planted but kept coming up, now I have left it floating in the tank and it seems to be doing well.
With driftwood the tannins in the wood will naturally lower the ph in the water by a little, but it all depends on what the kh of your water, if it is lower the buffering capability of the water is lower and the easier it is to change, if the kh is higher the more stable the water will be because of the buffering capability. Others will be able to explain it a lot better I am sure than I can. Still learning about it myself.
I was thinking of going to petco myself to pick up a 29 gallon, but I found out that my local Meijer's (similar to Wal-Mart supercenters) sells 29's for $36. My nearest petco is about an hour away and I drive a gas guzzler which is not very reliabable. So for a little more I will stay local, would probably end of paying the difference in gas anyways
But for anyone with a petco nearby it is definitly a great deal.
I have 3 marbles in my tank right now along with a smokey. I have found that marbles are fairly easy to come by