The tank is currently home to a goldfish, so the filter media is cycled. I'd convert it to an NPT the second he moved out. Can I put that filter media in my pond filter, or should I leave it in the tank?
How soon afterwards can I move in my fish? The current plan is for it to house my 6 female bettas, 12 Endlers Livebearers and 3 of my cories (a bronze, a peppered and an albino). I'd be boosting the cory schools to 4 bronze/albinos and 4 peppered, with a view to adding kuhli loaches later on. Is this too much?
I'm sorry for bombarding you with questions, but I am so jealous of your tanks and I want something that pretty.
I'm sorry to bother you like this, but I want to set up an NPT and you are the NPT ninja, so I wanted to ask your advice. I know the general theory, but I want to ask about specifics.
I have an AquaOne 620. I don't know what the kelvin etc of the lights are, but I can replace them. I know the first step is to put an inch to an inch and a half of chemical free soil on the bottom of the tank, then cap it with half an inch of sand. Do you put the plants in before the sand, or after?
Is it 75% of the substrate that has to be covered with plants, and 10% of the surface?
The plants I currently have growing in my 60 litre are elodea, hornwort, masses of java fern, some crypts, java moss and what I think is ludwigia. Are any of these goods candidates for an NPT? What other plants would you recommend? The only limitation is I have to be able to get them either locally or through livefish.com.au.
I exactly follow your treatment plan. I use thermometer so the temperature of water change is exactly the same as his quarantine water. His caudal fin is growing but I don't know if this is a new fin growth. I tried to find on line pictures how new growth look like, but I wasn't successful. From descriptions I found that it should be clear, transparent, fragile, thin like cellophane growth and our betta has like thick, gel growth. His dorsal fin started change color from white to more redder, natural color.
He is eating very well and is very active
I would like to ask you question about treatment water. Our betta is in his 6 day salt water treatment (with IAL added) recommended by you. I prepared this water 6 days ago in amoount enough to cover all 10 days of treatment. Sholud I use this water for all 10 days, or should I prepare new fresh one and add salt, IAL + dechlorinator?
how much and how often are the water changes; 30-50% once a week, what is the source water used; Tap, additives; Aqueon Betta Conditioner 5ml and temp;77-79.
Okay :) I'm getting a good light tomorrow so that should help..
Okay. Thank you very much :)
And also, one more question, do I need to filter that tank? My Anubias and moss balls suddenly fell apart last week and now his anacharis is kind of...clouding the water. >_>