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  1. weluvbettas
    08-27-2010 05:14 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    ok thanks i will stick to soil.
  2. Oldfishlady
    08-27-2010 05:13 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Your welcome....

    and yes, a hand full of peat moss is all I would use in a 10g tank and the smaller tanks a pinch...
  3. Betta Slave
    08-27-2010 05:00 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Phew... thank you!

    I owe you big time. Thank you so much for all your help!
  4. weluvbettas
    08-27-2010 05:00 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    thanks for all the help so basically the pete is a no go
  5. Oldfishlady
    08-27-2010 04:51 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    weluvbettas-you don't want to use too much peat moss a small amount is fine mixed with the soil-know way to tell if the soil is fish safe or not, if it has a lot of additives it can cause algae problems

    Betta Slave-the eggs are okay and normal to have different shapes and sizes, some male will hold eggs for a while in their mouth, if they are bad he will eat them and that is what you want him to do too...

    I am so excited for both of you guys, a new spawn and a new planted soil based tank...how neat is that......
  6. weluvbettas
    08-27-2010 04:39 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    i dont know what kind of soil i think it is pete is this safe for fish ? is there any way to tell if its safe?
  7. Betta Slave
    08-27-2010 04:29 PM - permalink
    Betta Slave
    Hi again OFL,
    Sorry, I know you're already answering abother member's question, but once you're done, I'm wondering...
    Some of the eggs aren't perfectly round... some are a bit misformed and some like triangles with rounded edges... is this normal?
    And also, I saw him pick up a few eggs in his mouth. He didn't go directly to the bubblenest, he flared at Hattie first. Then he blew a few bubbles. But the eggs he picked up were triangle-shaped... did he swallow them?
  8. Oldfishlady
    08-27-2010 04:27 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    What kind of soil? and yes, some plants will grow with just indirect light
  9. weluvbettas
    08-27-2010 04:19 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    ok i was only telling you because i have a big bag of it in the garage. i have a big pot of soil in the garden can i use the soil from that for my tank? will my stem plants grow if there in sunlight but not direct sunlight
  10. Oldfishlady
    08-27-2010 04:15 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Yes, you can use kitty litter instead of soil if it is without purfumes and additives...just clay-wall mart red bag is what I have used, however, it is a mess if you ever have to plant, re-plant or disrupt it in any way, I use a 50/50 mix kitty litter and soil...honestly for your first NPT I would not use it...

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