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What brand of Ferts are you using? I agree on made for Bettas is usually trouble.
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What brand of Ferts are you using? I agree on made for Bettas is usually trouble.
i honestly hadn't thought that one through....both of my planted tanks are very well stocked so there's always been enough fish poo to keep my plants growing like crazy. i hadn't considered that with just one little betta to make poo, i'll have to supplement the plants' nutrients :)

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i haven't decided what kind of heater yet. i've been eying this one: http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Blue-Bett..._petsupplies_3 but i'm wary of any product other than food that's specifically marketed for bettas (since that usually equates to "too small" or "inferior quality". if anyone has experience with these, please let me know if they'll work for my project.
I recommend the hagen elite 25ws, I've used them for half gallons. I would just ignore the suction cups and tie it to the lucky bamboo or something.
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The reason you will need ferts it sounds like the plants will take in more nutrients that the fish and water changes can make.
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