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  1. kfryman
    09-02-2012 07:23 PM - permalink
    The pebbles will be easier for airation. The soil shouldnt go bad. Sand can get annoying, but plants can grow better in it as long as you airate the sand or get MTS, which I would recommend for you as well. They only eat decaying plant matter, they won't eat live plants.
  2. kfryman
    09-02-2012 07:09 PM - permalink
    Some sand mixed in is fine actually, as long as it is indeed mostly soil. Your soil would also be good for cactus or desert plants because it would drain faster. Are you capping with sand or pebbles?
  3. kfryman
    09-02-2012 06:58 PM - permalink
    Oh, yeah I would return it if you can. Miracle Grow Organic has bark, but you just sift it. Though at first you get this weird fungus type stuff from the wood. After a week or so it should go away as bacteria grow and eat it. Algae eating shrimp also love it.

    I'm on the West, I live by San Jose, home of the Sharks.
  4. kfryman
    09-02-2012 06:47 PM - permalink
    If it is organic usually it does have some bark in it. Most people get some tyoe of softer or pasta drainer or even sometimes metal mesh and they sift it out. Just get the big pieces out. Or you could return it.

    US? West or East coast?
  5. kfryman
    09-02-2012 06:39 PM - permalink
    What did you buy? You should be able to return it if it is the wrong stuff.
  6. Oldfishlady
    08-08-2012 12:43 PM - permalink
    Is the indirect light from a window and if so-what direction..East, West...etc...

    Without proper lights you are limited on the plants since they need it for photosynthesis.....
  7. Oldfishlady
    08-08-2012 12:05 PM - permalink
    My personal favorite floating plant is-Water lettuce, next is frogbit and duckweed...You also have hornwort that is a good floating plant, however, it can sometimes be picky and will drop its needles and make a mess and if the light is too high in watts or too close it can get hair algae. You also have water wisteria and water sprite that can be used as a floater.
  8. Bettanewbie60
    08-06-2012 04:45 PM - permalink
    Yes, it is posted. You need to post on the forum for help though. I'm new to betta keeping myself. Just find the right category to post in.
  9. twin
    08-06-2012 04:44 PM - permalink
    Just wondering if this message gets posted....seems like my last one I sent is no where to be seen. hmmmm
  10. KevinPham123
    07-26-2012 11:30 PM - permalink

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