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  1. dsgems
    08-17-2011 07:59 PM - permalink
    Help! There seems to be little white thins in my tank. They almost look like tiny tiny tadpoles. My fish is eating them!! Yikes, I did add the new plants recently. Are they hitch hikers? They seem to hang on the front of the aquarium by their small tail. Are they possiblibly some kind of worm?
  2. PewPewPew
    08-16-2011 09:17 PM - permalink
    Just to help you out, you have anubias, hornwort (or cabomba, cant tell), a dwarf sagittarius and a sword in your tank, as such I can see :)
  3. PewPewPew
    08-16-2011 08:54 PM - permalink
    No problem!!! Theyre fantastic lights!
  4. PewPewPew
    08-15-2011 09:17 PM - permalink
    It should fit, yes. Its a tubular bulb (not the spiral ones like CFL) so it should fit. 10w will presumably fit, considering you have 15w in there right now :) Look at the hood or the fixture. It will say no more than xx watts and may say "tubular bulbs only".

    I forget what exactly "K" means (brain fart!) but when a light is 5500-6500K, its agood range for plant growth :) "daylight" bulbs, usually around the 6500K mark, are what you need.
  5. PewPewPew
    08-15-2011 03:41 PM - permalink
    It is, its very pretty :) They sell java ferns in Petsmart in the Top Fin tubes. If you bought your peacock fern from there but cant find them at the store, call the manager and request they hold one for you when they get more stock.

    If you can, switch out that light for a fluorescent light. Incandescent doesnt grow plants well :( Try the bulbs in Walmart's pet section called "Lights of America", 10w, 6500K and only usually $5-6 :)
  6. PewPewPew
    08-14-2011 08:27 PM - permalink
    So long as the fish can move around and get air easily, then nope! Make sure you properly fertilize and have enough light. :) if you dont use fertilizer and have lots of plants, they may begin to suffer.
  7. Amanda4101
    08-05-2011 01:48 AM - permalink
    Thank you!! :)
  8. dsgems
    07-23-2011 10:47 PM - permalink
    How do I know my young Betta is healthy and happy. I see small bubbles coming up from the gravel in the new aquarium. Is that normal? He seems to be swimming all around exploring. I just hope I prepared everything properly. those little bubbles coming up from the gravel and on the plants worry me. Would love some advice I have been reading lots of info on this site, I even made a baffle for my filter. Thanks everyone!
  9. Oldfishlady
    07-18-2011 11:13 AM - permalink
    Welcome dsgems.....start a new thread with your on the section you want to talk about and in the left hand corner you will see a button "new thread" click will bring up a new window....make a title and in the big box write you question or comment..then hit post message button under the box.....

    Again welcome and enjoy your stay...
  10. dsgems
    07-16-2011 11:21 PM - permalink
    I am very new at this. Please advise what is a good small aquarium kit. I want to do this right. I have enjoyed all of your messages and pics. I need step by step help. I have one very young betta, and one snail.


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