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Conversation Between aqua001 and Oldfishlady
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  1. Oldfishlady
    08-12-2012 12:13 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I have 5 10gal NPT's....they work great.....mine range from 1gal to 75gal...if it holds water you can plant it.....I don't use filters long term in my 10gal NPT's-Once mature in about 3 months I remove the filter.
  2. aqua001
    08-11-2012 06:25 PM - permalink
    aqua001
    Hey OFL! I was just wondering if it was possible to start a NPT in a ten gallon? If so, I will start a thread on it but if not, I figured it would be a waste of a thread. thanks!
  3. Oldfishlady
    05-28-2012 10:38 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Several tolerate salt...java fern and anubias come to mind....
  4. aqua001
    05-27-2012 05:25 PM - permalink
    aqua001
    Thanks! Do you know a type of plant that can tolerate salt?
  5. Oldfishlady
    05-26-2012 11:53 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    It is best to treat in a small QT container using premixed treatment water so that you have more control and ease of observation.
    For tattered fins-often the environment is the cause and by QT'ing this can help rule that out-if he doesn't have fin rot-just fresh, dechlorinated, like temp water and water changes is sometimes the best treatment.
  6. aqua001
    05-25-2012 08:58 PM - permalink
    aqua001
    I needed to put salt in the tank because my betta's fins were a bit tattered.
  7. Oldfishlady
    05-21-2012 11:21 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Why are you needing to add salt-generally if you need to treat the Betta it is best to remove them to QT and treat with premixed treatment water.
    Some tetras can be sensitive to salt in therapeutic doses needed to treat a Betta
  8. aqua001
    05-20-2012 06:15 PM - permalink
    aqua001
    Hey OFL! I'm not sure if i'm asking the right person but I'll ask anyway. So,i wanted to start putting aq salt in aqua's (betta) 10 gal tank. But in there are 6 penguin tetras and according to some members, they say that salt makes water hard and tetras are from soft water environments. But when I look on different sources on the internet, it says that it is ok to put salt in the tetras tank. I am very confused. Do you think I am able to put salt in or no? Also, if I can , what is the best way to adjust the fish to a rather "salty" tank?
  9. Oldfishlady
    04-28-2012 09:20 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Do you have a thread on this that I can take a look at...need more info........I only use and recommend natural treatments/methods-if you want medications/pesticides you might want to contact Sakura
  10. aqua001
    04-27-2012 08:28 PM - permalink
    aqua001
    OFL, DQ told me to pm you about my betta. what meds do you suggest to get to treat bettas with internal parasites? Thanks!

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