Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Planted Betta Tanks
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #21 
jstn
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Does it smell lile rotten eggs?
jstn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 12:02 AM   #22 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstn View Post
Does it smell lile rotten eggs?
looks and smell are often very different. one of my planted tanks look like peepee water but smells like tea :)
ao is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 02:05 AM   #23 
Tracy7768
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Western New York
So you can keep plants alive in an unfiltered tank/jar???
And, also, with no air pump???
I have been wondering about that.
Tracy7768 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 04:00 AM   #24 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
You definitely don't need an air pump - that increases oxygen exchange but reduces CO2 exchange - plants need CO2, not oxygen. :) For the same reason, you also don't need a filter. Plants filter the water for you, and if your tank is planted heavily enough, can actually completely replace a filter.
The most important factors in keeping plants are light and nutrients. :)
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 07:45 AM   #25 
jstn
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
looks and smell are often very different. one of my planted tanks look like peepee water but smells like tea :)

True. But the rotteb egg smell could be the bio matter rotting under the substrate turning into explosive gas!
jstn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #26 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstn View Post
True. But the rotteb egg smell could be the bio matter rotting under the substrate turning into explosive gas!
XD my 1 gallon has 1/2 gallon of soil and sand :D with enough plants rotten egg syndrome shouldnt happen ;)
ao is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #27 
DragonFyre14
Member
 
DragonFyre14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minnesota
I've never even heard of this rotten egg syndrome or whatever. Good thing to know about when I start getting into live plants.
DragonFyre14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #28 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonFyre14 View Post
I've never even heard of this rotten egg syndrome or whatever. Good thing to know about when I start getting into live plants.
Ofcourse you haven't, I just made it up, lol. but if plants are unable to use up nutrients fast enough in a NPT it can end up smelling to high heaven :P
ao is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #29 
jstn
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
its called hydrogen sulfide and is deadly to everything in your tank in small doses. it is caused by anerobic bacteria in the dirt under the sand, yo
jstn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #30 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstn View Post
its called hydrogen sulfide and is deadly to everything in your tank in small doses. it is caused by anerobic bacteria in the dirt under the sand, yo
=D hasn't happened to me yet ... or anyone else I've read about :3
ao is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What fish for 120 litre fairy74 Betta Fish Compatibility 2 06-28-2012 09:13 PM
How is this 54 Litre? Welsh Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 10 05-04-2010 12:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.