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post #381 of 662 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 03:35 PM
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So something like this? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Miracle-G...5#.UjiuLMZtiiw

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post #382 of 662 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 04:03 PM
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I just tried searching for what I was thinking of. Apparently I got it backwards:
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I would go with Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting MIX not soil. the soil may have cow manure in it and other undesirables. The mix may have some chicken poo or not, but alot of folks are using it with no issues. i've set up two tanks with it so far.
On my planted tank forum: Miracle-Gro Organic Choice 32 qt. Potting Mix-72983650 at The Home Depot is the most used/recommended.

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Okey dokey! ^^ Thanks for your help! c:

One more thing, what are some of the best plants when starting up a NPT? I currently have water wisteria and microsword on my list. (I already have java moss in my tank.)

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My tanks currently have:
Hygro Narrow Leaf
Wisteria
Water Sprite
Corkscrew Val
Java Moss
Ruffle Sword(any sword plant will do)
Duckweed
Salvina
Asian Water Grass

The more difficult plants I have are
Cobomba
Ludwigia
Many pet stores claim these are easy plants, but without CO2, these plants melted in my tanks.

I've also had Anacharis. It did excellently in my betta tank, but then it just suddenly melted and I have no clue why. I'll have to retry with it now that I'm doing great with CO2.

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Great! ^^ Thank you so much for your help! c:

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*replied to old comment, didn't see what page I was on*

sorry. it's late and I'm tired LOL

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Do you have to have a filter in a NPT?
Also where would be a good place to order the plants online since I live out in the woods and nothing is here lol.

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Can I add indian almond leaves to my NPT. I like how they look and what it does to the fish.
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Yes you can. They work the same as driftwood.

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So I don't have to have snails or shrip in it? I can just put a betta in with just plants in it and it will be fine, or do I have to do something extra to keep it going then?
Sorry if that sounded stupid or confusing i'm a noob to planted tanks and its also 2 in the morning and i'm very tired lol

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