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  1. Oldfishlady
    06-08-2011 01:27 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Yes it is...one of my doubletails....
  2. shadow123
    06-08-2011 12:58 PM - permalink
    shadow123
    is that your betta as your avatar
  3. SillyCone
    06-07-2011 05:39 PM - permalink
    SillyCone
    Thank you for posting! :D

    lub yah =3=

    Hahaha jokes. I just love this smily, so cute =3=
  4. Oldfishlady
    06-07-2011 03:35 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Thank you and sure..happy to help you get started setting up a NPT...make a new thread so we can share this information with the others and to get input from them as well...I think several people keep natural planted tanks on this forum.....
  5. SillyCone
    06-07-2011 03:35 PM - permalink
    SillyCone
    pppsst OFL, how are you? xD

    anyhow, can you do a quick check on Mrs S' new thread? She didn't reply us about how much she is using but I guess it's like nothing more than 2tsp per gallon.. anyhow give a quick look. =]

    Cheers!
  6. rhiannon5015
    06-07-2011 03:26 PM - permalink
    rhiannon5015
    Hi! First I would just like to say: Your tanks are beautiful. You probably hear that a lot. I really like the idea of NPT. Do you have any setup/guidelines you could post or send me? I would really like to see how this works. For the safety of fish, I would be willing to keep fish out unitl I have learned.
    Truly beautiful tanks!
  7. Oldfishlady
    06-05-2011 11:20 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I don't use OTC meds so I can't recommend anything....I feed long term fresh garlic to my fish..but for this to work....it takes about 6 weeks and they have to eat the garlic....Epsom salt 2tsp/gal would be better for internal parasite...temp 76-77F...if your fish is in distress and symptomatic you may want to use a OTC product.....
  8. laughing
    06-05-2011 12:40 AM - permalink
    laughing
    Hey OFL, I am suspecting my male has internal parasites. How should I proceed??

    Right now I will be placing him in QT bowl. Should I make it bare bottom to monitor his feces? Should I be using salts, and if so, espom or AQ? I will be doing daily 100% water changes so should I keep the water cool or warm?

    And I have been suggested to use medicated fish food, yay or nay?

    Thanks for any info! You're always so helpful.
  9. Punki
    06-03-2011 07:22 PM - permalink
    Punki
    I have a bit of java moss and an anubis. Ill look for an iron test kit and grab some prime next time im out. I wonder if it will help with the color a bit, sitting it out awhile seems to help some also. Feeling a bit of hope now, thanks :)
  10. Oldfishlady
    06-03-2011 07:14 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    You will see a big change in plant growth when using soil as the base....once the tank is mature and the soil alive you don't need water changes like you do with regular planted tanks....even the decomp that happens creates CO2 for the plants, pH decrease and the tank kinda takes care of itself in a sense......and you don't need to add ferts except for a little extra fish food for the plants...lol.....a lot of thing can go wrong with NPT too......usually it is light related that causes poor plant growth or anaerobic problems...but trumpet snails or a little poking will take care of that, not enough of the right plants on start up can cause a crash too...but they are great once they mature...the hardest part is the mass plant growth and needing another tank....lol......

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