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 09-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #1 
tsukiowns
Member
 
tsukiowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
whats a good plant food?

i have 4 small. swords 4 cypts and anacharis and water wisteria all planted in min 3" fine gravel substrate.what supplement can i use for them in my 3 way divided 10g tank. i use Co2 booster already and they are nice and green but a little thin and translucent, which i dont like even though they are healthy. i have the lights on my tank on for at least 6 hrs and the rest of the day it has dim sunlight. what would better tabs or liquid plant food?

thanks for yalls help
tsukiowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #2 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
A good rule is leave and root frets also algae cannot use root ferts the small bottle with the marine stuff is good so is the stuff that looks like water dechlorinators.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #3 
tsukiowns
Member
 
tsukiowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
so the best one to use is root tabs for fertilization??
tsukiowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #4 
ChoclateBetta
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsukiowns View Post
so the best one to use is root tabs for fertilization??
A good mixture of both allows floating and rooted plant to get nutrients.
ChoclateBetta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2012, 06:00 PM   #5 
tsukiowns
Member
 
tsukiowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Thanks so much I won't have any flooring plants yet but I can use the info for future reference :D
tsukiowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #6 
ao
TFK Moderator
 
ao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NYC
flourish is great :), make sure its just flourish though. not flourish excel or anything like that...
ao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #7 
starrlamia
Member
 
starrlamia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
flourish is great :), make sure its just flourish though. not flourish excel or anything like that...
flourish only contains micro nutrients, you still need to add macro.

get root tabs for your crypts and swords and dose flourish and a macro fert blend for your wisteria and anarchis, you could use something like API leaf zone,aqueon aquarium plant food for more macro ferts, or if you want to have fun you can buy dry ferts and make your own :)
starrlamia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #8 
tsukiowns
Member
 
tsukiowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
I'm just scared that the dry fert will rise up into the rank and cloud my water really bad
tsukiowns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #9 
starrlamia
Member
 
starrlamia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ontario Canada
it shouldnt, you add only a small amount a week, for instance since I have a low light tank, I only dose 1 time a week. And I mix my ferts into a solution so every week I add about 50ml of liquid in when I do a water change. No clouding since it is already dissolved :)
starrlamia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #10 
tsukiowns
Member
 
tsukiowns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Cool, then what I can do is add the tap for my crypt and swords... An then use flourish liquid with a Aqueon plant food liquid mix once a week for my anacharist and wisteria even though they will be planted... I also have 2 marineland 10w bulbs that run for 6-7hrs a day.. Would I get algae??
tsukiowns is offline   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
Betta spitting food out, not sure whats wrong :( Petunia87 Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies 4 05-09-2011 05:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 PM.


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