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Old 03-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #131 
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Ok, what are some names of common low light stem plants? I def need more of those and I'll pick some up today. I think the other 2 are a crypt and a sword, the 3rd is a grass that I guess I'm not supposed to have in there fully submersed. :( Mondo or something like that. I've been poking every day, it that too much?

On the water, I've heard you're supposed to let your source water sit a day before testing, it that true?

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #132 
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Only for the pH so the water can gas out-but not for the others.

Poking everyday is fine too.

Go to the NPT sticky in the plant section for a list of recommended stem plants

I would go ahead and remove the mondo grass-the slow rot-especially if you don't have enough active growing stem plants in a soil based tank-will end up causing more problems.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:13 PM   #133 
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I found them!

>>Najas indica (naja grass)
Cabomba caroliniana(green)
C. piauhyensis (red)
Hygrophila dfformis (westeria)
H. corymbosa (giant hygro)
H, siamensis (thin leaf)
Ludwigia natans
Rotala indica<<

Are they all low light plants?!
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #134 
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If I missed this, I apologize, but what is the best way to do a 100% water change? I just did a 50% change yesterday but the water is cloudy already. Carl is not acting lethargic but the cloudiness is making me uneasy. On the other hand, I don't want to stress out Carl more than he already may be because we've only had him for less than a week and I've already changed him to a bigger tank once and did a 50% water change.

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #135 
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I would do another partial water change and see if that clears the water up any.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #136 
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it's useful....but i have a question....how often should i do the water change if my tank is 0,5 gallon?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #137 
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For a half gallon without filter or live plants-3-weekly...2-50% and 1-90-100%
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #138 
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For a half gallon without filter or live plants-3-weekly...2-50% and 1-90-100%
It has living plants...elodea and two floating plants
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:48 AM   #139 
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It has living plants...elodea and two floating plants
In that case-as long as the plants are thriving-you see new growth weekly-1-2 times a week partial water changes should maintain water quality in a half gallon with a single adult Betta.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #140 
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In that case-as long as the plants are thriving-you see new growth weekly-1-2 times a week partial water changes should maintain water quality in a half gallon with a single adult Betta.
Thanks for the advice. I found a 1gallon tank,it's still small but it's bigger than the one i have now. The problem is that the previous owner usrd it to store a bag of detegent. I know soap can kill fish...i never used it but this a special case...i was wondering if there was any way to make a deep clean it or make it safe for my betta...i alredady rinsed it a coule times with water and vinegar. Noe im letting it rest for some days with water +vinegar....thats what some told me to do....but i want a second opinon
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