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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 05:02 PM
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Nerites can't successfully reproduce without brackish/salt water, as the offspring go through a larval stage. I have some Olive Nerites that are almost 3 yrs, and some year old Zebra and Tiger Nerites. They do a great job on the tank. Downside is that they can lay these little white eggs (that don't hatch) all over.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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well, snails promote a healthier tank, healthier plants and healthier betta XD
but you dont have to keep any if you dont want. make sure to poke the substrate~
Poking the substrate I have no problem doing. I put everything together. I was happy to note that during their time in quarantine, the plant root systems just about doubled in size :)

I'll probably use one of the filter cartridges from my larger cycled tank to help develop a cycle.

I set everything up, here's what I have currently. No fish. Ikiryo is in my big tank divided to keep him safe from Ranmaru the other betta who resides there.
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Ranmaru: Cambodian (Half grown ??? tail) Betta
White clouds: Ponyo, Mr.Pig, Howl, Laputa, Una, Totoro
Yoru: Clown pleco
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looks good...my only suggestion is more plants. But that is only my preference.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-24-2013, 07:15 AM
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you will need more plants to start off an NPT. around 70% stem plant coverage^_^
Check your nitrates. just in case :D
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I will get more plants as soon as I can. ^^ I kind of have to get a new light bulb for my big tank right now though, it wouldn't turn on this morning. Hope a few days won't cause any harm. I have no fish in there so, fingers crossed.

I'm monitoring the parameters 2-3 times a day. :3

Ranmaru: Cambodian (Half grown ??? tail) Betta
White clouds: Ponyo, Mr.Pig, Howl, Laputa, Una, Totoro
Yoru: Clown pleco
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