No, you don't need CO2
Yes, stem plants that you plant in the soil
the stem plant is what will halp make the water safe for the fish while the soil is starting its emersed life, it can get toxic during this time and you will need to make daily to weekly water changes until the soil is stable and the stem plants start to actively grow and this can take a week for the plants to start to actively grow and 1-2 months for the soil to start its emersed life.
Once planted and the water clears it is safe to add the fish as long as you make the needed water changes until the tank is stable.
thanks do you mean have many stem plants in? i was looking on theplanted tank website and whats co2 and do i need it? i was planning to plant the tank and add the fish straight away because the fish was all ready living in the tank before i wasnted to plant it.
Your welcome weluvbettas, the bulb sounds fine, make sure you have plenty of stem plants in the soil based tank before you put any fish in it and monitor the water and the fish itself for changes.
It is hard to say if the plants are safe or not without know what kind they are, but most are safe IME-rinse well before use.
I think the plants are just pond weed. oh i forgot to to tell you they were outside for 2 weeks and inside for 1 week are they safe to put in. oh and im getting a desklamp today for my nano tank im getting a 6500k watts bulb i think thats strong anothe and im getting soil on thursday so it should be set up on friday! thanks for all your help! one day i hope to have as much knowlegde on fish as you
What kind of plants? often plants that are collected need to be acclimated to indoor lights too, going from sunlight to tank lights can shock the plants and they can melt and/or die...but it sounds like you may have acclimated them already and they are doing well, depending on what type of plants...what you did is about all you can do to make them aquarium safe without chemicals...which I do not use or recommend.
i messaged bettaboy this question but he didnt answer so my question is i picked up some plants from my friends pond i had them in quarintine for 3 weeks . Yesterday i washed them and got of all the bugs off them are they safe to put in my tanks?
Your welcome and I don't mind.....I may not have the answers to all the questions and sometimes with my health I physically can't get to the computer or will have limited time in the up-right position...lol......so if I don't get back to ya right away I am not ignoring you I may be bed bound for the day......
I don't feed microworms, but in general you want to feed once the fry are free swimming (I know you know that already) and look at their stomach, once it is nice and round stop feeding, I feed my fry 2-3 times a day-once I start adding food I start making daily water changes too-poor water quality is the biggest killer of fry. If the tank was mature (over 6momths old) with live plants and a snail or two-the tank should have lots of micro critters too for the fry during the first 3-5 days from free swimming stage.