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  1. weluvbettas
    09-01-2010 06:39 PM - permalink
    the soil isent normal potting soil its aquarium soil do i still need to make 50 % water changes? what else could i have in there? how many times a week do i add the fertiliser?
  2. Oldfishlady
    09-01-2010 01:25 PM - permalink
    Awesome...looks great...I just seen it on your post or somebodies am so excited for may want to make some 50% daily water only changes for a week or so since you don't have that many the soil decomp it can create water quality issues for the fish until thing start to grow and fill in...but it looks wonderful........
  3. weluvbettas
    09-01-2010 11:23 AM - permalink
    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?
  4. Oldfishlady
    09-01-2010 10:55 AM - permalink
    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 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'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......
  5. weluvbettas
    09-01-2010 10:48 AM - permalink
    ok i will empty the tank the and try again . will it eventullay settle down? all i did was put the soil in then the sand on top. I know now that i have done it wrong.
  6. Oldfishlady
    09-01-2010 10:45 AM - permalink
    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
  7. weluvbettas
    09-01-2010 10:03 AM - permalink
    the tank has been filled but its so murky you cant see into it. is that normal? or bad?
  8. Oldfishlady
    08-30-2010 05:44 PM - permalink
    As posted earlier, go to an aquatic plant site (sweet aquatic is a good one) and look for "bunch plants" and see what you like and read about them.
    This will help you learn more about plants.
  9. weluvbettas
    08-30-2010 05:07 PM - permalink
    what fast growing stem plants do you reccomend?
  10. Oldfishlady
    08-30-2010 04:56 PM - permalink
    More sword won't work, too slow growing, you need fast growing stem plants for water safety reasons for the sake of the Betta.

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