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Old 06-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #21 
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Well that depends on what plants you are getting. There are root feeders and column feeders. Though nutrients do transfer, under gravel ferts float into the water, water ferts flow into the gravel.
Avoid the liquid CO2 made by API. It can cause melt in certain plants (vals come to mind but there are certain others). I'm not sure why this happens but it does.
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Old 06-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #22 
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I won't be using CO2 and the plants will be whatever is readily available at Petsmart and Petco.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:47 PM   #23 
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8 2 inch fish in a 10 gallon? Along with ghost shrimp is over the top. Please, just stick with 5, 6 max.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #24 
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I am fully capable of taking care of these fish but thank you for the input.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #25 
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I know - it's just that they will be much happier with 6. If you really want 8 you should consider upgrading to a 15 gallon.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #26 
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I understand your determination to do 8, I still would try to reduce that. But I would have a few smaller tanks, some females are just too aggressive for sorority life. Try just the females first before you get the ghost shrimp.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #27 
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I appreciate your suggestions but I know what I am getting myself into and am fully capable of accommodating as I've said.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #28 
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Someone doesn't know what they are getting into more like it XD

As I said bettas were breed for aggression, they ARE AGGRESSIVE fish, they NEED space. Just changing water doesn't change the amount of space they have for territories, neither do plants. Just shooting down people that are already have sororities and know how they work is just gonna make you have a harder time. I hope you can learn to not be selfish and think about the fish...
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #29 
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Keeping up with the tank and setting up the tank nicely doesn't change the fact that the bettas still do not have enough SPACE. Adding live plants doesn't magically make your tank 15 or 20 gallons...

The people trying to help you in this thread know what they're doing from experience - I would definitely take their word! :3
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #30 
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AS I HAVE SAID; I know what I am getting myself into. I'm not going to argue the point.
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