02-17-2011, 08:40 PM
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How long will it take FloraMax to settle w/out a filter?
Hi - I'm a super newbie to fish keeping. I impulsively purchased a betta at my daughter's school's science store, and now I'm playing catch up.
I have a 2.5 gal tank with 1 Betta and 2 plants. Right now my substrate is large river rocks and I need to change it for my plants (Wisteria
and Java Fern
). I was planning on putting down a layer of Floramax and some gravel on top of that...but I"m worried that the Floramax won't settle w/out a filter. The bag says it has a "biomagnet that clears water fast" but I'm not sure i trust that. I guess I could just dump some in a regular vase and add water and see.
I'm eventually going to upgrade to a 5 gal tank w/ a filter after I absorb some of the other expenses from my $5 fish.
So in the meantime....should I just do the gravel (it's pea sized) or do both and hope for the best?