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post #11 of 16 Old 08-17-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Inga Java Moss and Moss Balls are very different. If you can't find Java Moss let me know and I could get you some at the LFS here and send it to you.
Byron I put the Pennywort in and the little guy and I really like it he has been playing in it now for about an hour. I really do not like the light but its all I can find so far for a tank this small. Here is a picture so you can see it with the pennywort.

Heres one of him checking it out.

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post #12 of 16 Old 08-17-2010, 11:37 PM
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That's better; he'll be much more relaxed.

Is it a screw-in bulb? Try a Compact Fluorescent bulb from the hardware store, a 10w daylight with a 6500K rating. They're a couple dollars, great light for planted tanks.

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Many LFS can special order Java Moss... Many of the other decorative mosses are actually coldwater species, but moss balls and java moss are tropical.

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The balls won't attach to anything, but you need to roll them around when you do a water change or they'll begin to flatten.

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post #14 of 16 Old 08-18-2010, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Byron Yes it is a screw in light and it is a 10 watt compact flouresent in there right now.

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Byron Yes it is a screw in light and it is a 10 watt compact flouresent in there right now.
That will work. Maybe all you need is a 6500K daylight type. The one there now appears quite yellow which would indicate a lower kelvin number, prob around 4000 I would think. A 6500K will look better and be better for the plants--and the betta colour will really stand out.

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I will check and see if I can find one that is 6500 daylight. This one is not really all that yellow it just looks that way in the pictures for some reason and it is very bright.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

55 gallon, 44 gallon, one 20 gallon tank, three 10 gallon tanks, and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.

I have MTS and there is no cure.

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