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Old 03-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #11
 
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I unscrewed it, it doesn't say anything with K, or type of bulb, nothing. I'll have to go back to the store and look at the box it came from.

I may do some experimenting at first and see how I prefer it. And I'll go to the store and buy about a 1lb a gravel, I don't think what I have is enough, sadly.

Hopefully it won't explode on me then. I may get myself a snail or so, just because I want a few, ha. Are mystery and golden-inca snails the same? If I put them together, they won't breed, or will they? The apple-snails are ever so confusing.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:00 PM   #12
 
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I unscrewed it, it doesn't say anything with K, or type of bulb, nothing. I'll have to go back to the store and look at the box it came from.

I may do some experimenting at first and see how I prefer it. And I'll go to the store and buy about a 1lb a gravel, I don't think what I have is enough, sadly.

Hopefully it won't explode on me then. I may get myself a snail or so, just because I want a few, ha. Are mystery and golden-inca snails the same? If I put them together, they won't breed, or will they? The apple-snails are ever so confusing.
If you are adding gravel, consider what you already have as it is best to change now if you decide to. A dark gravel is best, both for the betta and the plants. Black, dark brown, dark gray mixes. On the snails, I only have experience with the common small ones and I like em in any tank. Malaysian livebearer (trumpet) snails burrow through the substrate, or the pond or bladder snails. All eat algae minimally, but will find and eat any leftover food and decaying matter. Ones I named do not eat plants, but some of the larger might; others here who know them can comment.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #13
 
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How would I change the entire substrate out? I'm also terrified of losing, or even hurting, the cycle. Removing the gravel will definitely take some kind of toll on it. Can't really afford another master kit, either. And I'll go post that in the invert. section, no rush.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:12 PM   #14
 
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How would I change the entire substrate out? I'm also terrified of losing, or even hurting, the cycle. Removing the gravel will definitely take some kind of toll on it. Can't really afford another master kit, either. And I'll go post that in the invert. section, no rush.
I just wanted to give you a "heads up", no issues. If you decide for whatever reason to change the gravel, as there is only the betta (or two) in the tank, and provided you have live plants ready to go in at the same time, changing the substrate would not be a problem. Live plants use ammonia from the fish, and only two betta will not be more than the plants can use. Plus there will be bacteria in the filter and on the tank walls. B.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
 
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I'll probably have to stick with what I have. It'll probably end up being too much trouble with the parent's lack of approval and what not, haha. Black gravel is what I want to use for my next tank, if I ever get it.

So, I just called Petco / Petsmart to see the plants they had. They don't have pennywort! That's the one plant I actually really wanted, too. They didn't have rosaefolia, however Petsmart has some red-ludwigia. They also have anubias, although they didn't say which kind. They did say some "sword plants", but isn't that a bit vague? And... I believe "anacharis" (sp?) as well. I'll look up that last one. They also mentioned others, but as for now, I haven't really considered those. Ah, they also had hornwort and moneywort (but no pennywort...).

Where else can I get some plants, and is it true Pennywort can grow out of water? If I went to anyplace with live plant, would this work at all?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:46 PM   #16
 
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I'll probably have to stick with what I have. It'll probably end up being too much trouble with the parent's lack of approval and what not, haha. Black gravel is what I want to use for my next tank, if I ever get it.

So, I just called Petco / Petsmart to see the plants they had. They don't have pennywort! That's the one plant I actually really wanted, too. They didn't have rosaefolia, however Petsmart has some red-ludwigia. They also have anubias, although they didn't say which kind. They did say some "sword plants", but isn't that a bit vague? And... I believe "anacharis" (sp?) as well. I'll look up that last one. They also mentioned others, but as for now, I haven't really considered those. Ah, they also had hornwort and moneywort (but no pennywort...).

Where else can I get some plants, and is it true Pennywort can grow out of water? If I went to anyplace with live plant, would this work at all?
Where do you live (city/town)? There may be other members near you with plants to spare. If you were near me you could have a bucket of pennywort and chain swords. Before travelling and spending money, check this out.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:50 PM   #17
 
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Austin TX. So there's no store I can physically go to? I'll probably be able to drive in about a year so hopefully everything gets easier then.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:46 PM   #18
 
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Austin TX. So there's no store I can physically go to? I'll probably be able to drive in about a year so hopefully everything gets easier then.
Well, we have other members in Texas, though I can't remember exactly where. Perhaps one or more of them will see this and offer you some Pennywort or pygmy chain swords. That is what I was thinking; since you said the store didn't have these.

I missed your question on Pennywort earlier; it will grow out of the water and along filter tubes, tank frames, etc., I have had that happen frequently. It will also grow as a bog plant, which means in wet soil but leaves in the air, as in a marsh. I've never grown it this way, but it would make a nice groundcover in a wet terrarium setup for amphibians.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:57 PM   #19
 
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Alright, I was wondering that to see if some other kind of plant store could possibly carry it. According to google, no luck. I'm still trying though! Is there any other plant similar to the pennywort, though?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:29 PM   #20
 
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Alright, I was wondering that to see if some other kind of plant store could possibly carry it. According to google, no luck. I'm still trying though! Is there any other plant similar to the pennywort, though?
There are one or two sort-of similar in appearance, but much more fussy over light and such. Best to get the real thing. Have patience, another Texan may turn up with Pennywort to spare. There was someone in Dallas/Fort Worth, but darn if I can remember his logo.
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