I've finally (after much though) decided to breed Hattie again. Her fins are looking much better and she's acting normal :) I just have a question I was wondering you could help me with.
It's the official first day in the tank (I let him out a few hours ago yesterday) and he hasn't built much of a bubblenest... just lining the sides of the cup. One of the lines is pretty thick, but still very small. If I heard correctly, you said that some of your bubblenests weren't built until the female was released? Would that be okay if I released him tomorrow and he hadn't built much on it? Last time I tried he worked on the bubblenest (even though it was huge) when Hattie was out of the vase.
Awesome...looks great...I just seen it on your post or somebodies post...lol.....I am so excited for you....you may want to make some 50% daily water only changes for a week or so since you don't have that many plants...as the soil decomp it can create water quality issues for the fish until thing start to grow and fill in...but it looks wonderful........
IT CLEARED UP!!!!!! YIPPPEE!!! i have planted it and i hink it looks great! it might not be a aquascape masterpiece though lol i will send you a pm with pics :) thanks for all your help evnt though i have bugged you still anserwed my questions. in there i have got 1 hm betta and 1 amanoshrimp what else could i have?
It will settle in time, I just found that if I do it this way I can get clear water in less than 24h.....
You got to be really careful putting water in the tank and this can be hard...lol.....I have made lots of messes because I was not careful enough and disrupted the soil bed and one I didn't get all the perilite out and that stuff floats and looks ugly..lol...doesn't hurt anything...just looks bad
And even when you are careful you can still get some soil in the water column that you have to net out for several months sometimes......
Yes, when I first set up a NPT-I add the soil and then just cover the soil with a little water and then add the sand cap-I don't rinse the sand-so it goes in dry, I then add enough water to an inch above the sand and then plant. I then fill up careful not to disrupt the soil/sand....and then I siphon about half the water off and replace a couple of times and then let things settle a bit and then I turn a filter on and add fish if the temp is stable.
At this point I would siphon half the water and re-fill and repeat until mostly clear
Have you planted it, if not, siphon most of the water and plant first and then make the back to back water only changes