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Conversation Between Tree and Hallyx
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  1. Hallyx
    10-11-2013 04:32 AM - permalink
    So Aku is a 4-ray HMPK. I really like that. Anybody can HM up with excess branching (8-ray, 16-ray.....)
  2. Tree
    10-06-2013 10:33 AM - permalink
    sweet! thanks for the info. =)
  3. Hallyx
    10-06-2013 09:03 AM - permalink
    I got some of mine at Petsmart. Sold in tubes by Nutrafin orTetra (I think). Got a better selection at my LFS.
  4. Tree
    10-04-2013 10:44 AM - permalink
    Oooh I might have to get Anubias. so if I am using a LED light, that will not have an affect on these plants? I can get these at the store correct?

    Hahaha agreed for me as well. XD
  5. Hallyx
    10-04-2013 03:41 AM - permalink
    I'm the Anubias King. Almost all my plants are some form of Anubias (big, little, medium, long-leaf). Tough, low-light, hard-to-kill. But they grow very slowly and don't do much for water quality. They make great shade, hides, hammocks when you float them. Floating plants are good.

    Plants, for me, are more trouble than keeping fish. Special lights, timers, substrate, fertilizer, etc.That's for fast-growing plants that eat ammonia. Check the planted tank section of this forum
  6. Tree
    10-03-2013 08:41 PM - permalink
    I will look into that live plant idea. do you know any easy plants out there? I really don't have a green thumb either. outside plants are fine for me, but when I deal with indoor plants.. I suck at them. LOL

    you're welcome. =)
  7. Hallyx
    10-03-2013 07:29 AM - permalink
    As per your thread, cycling is the second best way to keep ammonia at 0.0ppm which keeps the other toxins 0.0 nitrite and <10ppm nitrate. The best way is to use a lot of fast-growing live plants to eat the ammonia and ....well, once that's done you're golden. I have no skills with plants. I have a lot of Anibias and one Amazon sword, so I rely on the nitrogen cycle to keep my ammonia 0.0ppm.

    I'm not sure IAL is available locally. If your LFS has it, they're really great. Check in the planted tank section. This fall I'm going to try dried Oak leaves to provide tannins for my wild Betta to keep his pH down.

    Thanks for the Friends' List invitation. My pleasure.
  8. Tree
    10-02-2013 11:07 PM - permalink
    thanks so much! I saw him at the pet store and I just had to get him. can I get IAL at the pet stores? I have a fish store down town and I'm sure she might have some. what would be the best way to keep ammonia at bay?
  9. Hallyx
    10-02-2013 10:30 AM - permalink
    Your copper CT is amazing. You might want to try some driftwood in his tank, or mabybe some Indian Almond Leaves (IAL) to naturally ower his pH. NOT chemicals. A lower pH will help straighten his rays.

    Welcome to the forum.
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