Epsoms salts can be found in bulk/dollar stores and it's not expensive stuff. Make sure to read the label to ensure that they aren't scented with perfumes or some other chemical, and that's pretty much all you need to know about it except dosage ... I think it's a teaspoon/gallon but please correct me if I'm wrong! :)
I like to use 1g containers for hospital tanks - easier cleaning and meds dosage. Also, if you can get sterilite or rubbermaid containers they are indespensible and relatively cheap compared to full tank setups.
Blackwater extract has almost the same tannin level as IAL and to me, if you can't get IAL or oak it's the next best thing! I personally love it because it helps calm a stressed out betta and helps to heal fins. It's good stuff to have and I use it on healthy bettas too. I haven't tried oak leaves yet, but I have several bags of dried oak waiting to be erm ... tea'd.
Yuzu (Yellow Dragon HMPK) / Rei (Marble Dragon HMF) / Quill (Brown Tabby and White Pancake Monster)[/FONT]
Last edited by fleetfish; 08-08-2012 at 08:21 AM.