08-23-2010, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Ulyaoth
Changed my mind. I'm just going to use it to give my poor betta a bit more room above the 1.5 gallon she's in now. I'm fairly accustomed to bettas, so the only thing is what plants would be good for my plan to just stick it in front of my window. Also, I've heard something about a java fern growing with its leaves out of water will absorb nutrients(you know, ammonia and such) better than submerged, so I was thinking maybe I'd keep the water level a bit lower and pile up some rocks or something so the leaves can grow out of water, since I never had a filter for the betta and they seem to do alright so I wasn't planning on one in this. I'll get a piece of glass from home depot to make a top for it to keep the heat and humid air in. Think all this would work for just the one betta?
Sounds good, except the Java Fern bit. Don't understand that; these plants assimilate nutrients (incluyding ammonium) through their roots and leaves, and out of water would not benefit this. Maybe what you were thinking of was CO2. Surface (floating) plants and those that grow emersed do have an advantage by taking CO2 from the air. But the other nutrients still come from the water.