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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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What type of fertilizer is it? Also many times they will sell you an aquatic plant but it is not actually aquatic. They sell kyoto grass as aquatic, but I have that in my backyard lol
That's why i ask here...he didn't told me...he was too hurry to finished with me...LOSER! He lost the change to have more money :) Do you have natural plants and did you use something to helping grown...like a fertilizer or something else...

Right now, my aquarium is really full...the futures shrimps have 1001 places to hide. I have 3 natural plants, 4 ornements, 2 fakes plants...i understand thant bettas are always in the top ...but he watch all the corners to prevent unknown visitors :)

P-S: I did i fast reserch and i think my two others plants are Cryptocoryne types plants!!! Hopefully for the guy, he didn't try to buy me a kyoto grass...i will kill him :P

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You need ferts for most plants, unless you are using the walstad method ( I use this method!), 3-4$ isn't uncommon for fancy shrimp. You could buy a seperate tank (1 gallon is fine), put a male and female shrimp in, wait for them to breed, and once the babies are adults put them in the tank. An unlimited supply! Most shrimp breed easily.
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The petsco have only Yamato shrimp or something like this...!!!

And what's this method (walstad method), can you tell me a litle more...!!!!

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Hi,
The petsco have only Yamato shrimp or something like this...!!!

And what's this method (walstad method), can you tell me a litle more...!!!!

thanks
Yamato (Amano) shrimp were one of the first shrimp kept as pets in the shrimp hobbie. They were named after takashi amano because he discovered their algea eating capabilities. They need saltwater to live in as babies, so home breeding is hard. These are great algea eating shrimp. I would suggest 4-5, because they are large (2 inches), and can be boisterous. The walstad method (or NPT) was recognized because of Diana walstad. Basically, you use a bottom layer of soil (miraclegrow organic choice potting mix is good), cap it with sand, and plant. Filters aren't necissary in this method of aquarium because plants make oxygen, and the plants filter bad things from the water while the soil feeds the plants. Also, decaying leaves are quickly destroyed by soil bacteria releasing more nutrients for plants. If the plants are growing well, there should be no algea. Fish and other tank animal poop is also fertilizer.

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If i understand...i can bought Yamato shrimps without a problem, only when they breeding i need to ask you again how to do it well :)

About the method, if i use it i need to stop using my filter....mmm did i really need to stop using the filter in a 6 gallon tanks..mmm ?!?!?!

Do you have a web site who can explain me this method and others ways...i would like to know how many times, i have to do it, how much i need to use, etc.

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You don't need to stop the filter, but if youre'e tank is cycled the bacteria will compete with plants for nutrients, slowing their growth. A good site is Theplantedtank.com, the inventor of the walstad method is a mod there. The forum section to check is "El Natural"

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You don't need to stop the filter, but if youre'e tank is cycled the bacteria will compete with plants for nutrients, slowing their growth. A good site is Theplantedtank.com, the inventor of the walstad method is a mod there. The forum section to check is "El Natural"
this is the good site: www.Theplantedtank.net

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this is the good site: www.Theplantedtank.net

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No, it is .com, not .net.

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my betta murdered 6 ghost shrimp in a 12 hour .... he just kill it not eating it ..

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