10 Gallon cycling tank with new plants - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Roemgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crowntails View Post
Your water is yellow because you need to float driftwood in a seperate bucket for at least a week to release the tannins. <- I think they are called that.
Aww man....It was saying that I could float it in my tank or in a container (at least the tiny drift wood)....what do I do now?

My dream is to educate the world about animals and show them that they are just as important as us

5 gallon with Socrates
20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
10 gallon with Ariel
2.5 with Maximus
Roemgie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Roemgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crowntails View Post
Your water is yellow because you need to float driftwood in a seperate bucket for at least a week to release the tannins. <- I think they are called that.
Ok I finally got some thing to hold it for the next week. I just did a water change of not too much (I would love to be able to save my cycle!) I am hopeful I don't need to start all over again??

My dream is to educate the world about animals and show them that they are just as important as us

5 gallon with Socrates
20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
10 gallon with Ariel
2.5 with Maximus
Roemgie is offline  
post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Roemgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by DefStatic View Post
The Asian Water Fern is sort of an aquatic plant. It is a really slow grower and can be a bit difficult. If it is not planted correctly or does not get the needed attention, it will go away quick.

I have two bunches in mine. Part of me wants to rip them out and replace them with something more common. But my betta seems to have taken a liking to hiding/resting under them from time to time.
Well then lol it may not be lasting long with me! I have to admit there were a few plants in my 10 gallon I moved to my cycled 5 and they really have started growing MUCH better so I'm very happy :)

My dream is to educate the world about animals and show them that they are just as important as us

5 gallon with Socrates
20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
10 gallon with Ariel
2.5 with Maximus
Roemgie is offline  
post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 09:42 AM
Member
 
pyro fiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: north west MO
Posts: 507
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roemgie View Post
Ok I finally got some thing to hold it for the next week. I just did a water change of not too much (I would love to be able to save my cycle!) I am hopeful I don't need to start all over again??
nope no need to start over the tannis is fine. some fish like it and it wont harm your plants from what i understand its a good thing yet a ugly thing lol.

you can also boil the wood to get rid of it. for my wood i had to boil it quite a few times,my first boil looked ike i made a big pot of brown gravy lol, till its nice and clear. if you dont like the yellow your tank will get rid of it as im sure the filter pads are new. the activated carbon will draw it out in due time.

IM BACK!!! DID YA MISS ME? ;)

lost my betas, tried some new things and now im back trying for 2 new npt's both with sororities
only 1 girl at this time tho
pyro fiend is offline  
post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 12:19 PM
ao
Member
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,440
With the asian water fern (Bolbitis) I would put it somewhere nice and comfy and where you will forget about it. it likes nothing more than peace and quiet during it's transition to its submerged form. maybe in a month or two you'll remember it again and it'll be a whole new plant XD
ao is offline  
post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Roemgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyro fiend View Post
nope no need to start over the tannis is fine. some fish like it and it wont harm your plants from what i understand its a good thing yet a ugly thing lol.

you can also boil the wood to get rid of it. for my wood i had to boil it quite a few times,my first boil looked ike i made a big pot of brown gravy lol, till its nice and clear. if you dont like the yellow your tank will get rid of it as im sure the filter pads are new. the activated carbon will draw it out in due time.
Ok that's good to hear! I did a little bit of a water change (partly because some of the leaves from my plants had fallen off). And I've now moved my drift wood to a little container and I filled it up with super hot water and I'm just letting it sit there and I'm changing the water every day until it starts not being so brown! But that's great to hear that it doesn't harm fish!

It is a really huge piece (bigger than I thought!) and I don't have anything big enough to boil it :/ so hopefully this will work out well!
And yeah it's been about 2-3 weeks now for my cycling and I have a little sponge filter

My dream is to educate the world about animals and show them that they are just as important as us

5 gallon with Socrates
20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
10 gallon with Ariel
2.5 with Maximus
Roemgie is offline  
post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Roemgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
With the asian water fern (Bolbitis) I would put it somewhere nice and comfy and where you will forget about it. it likes nothing more than peace and quiet during it's transition to its submerged form. maybe in a month or two you'll remember it again and it'll be a whole new plant XD
Wait do you mean just take it out of the tank?

My dream is to educate the world about animals and show them that they are just as important as us

5 gallon with Socrates
20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
10 gallon with Ariel
2.5 with Maximus
Roemgie is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome