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Old 10-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #1 
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Live plants

Are there any easy to care for live plants that i can float at the top of my tanks for decoration. I feel maybe they will entertain my bettas a little and provide a change! I have two different bettas in 2 10 gal filterd and heated tanks with some lighting. I am waiting for cycle but no luck yet after 2 weeks..all my levels are 0. Maybe my fish are really clean? lol
They do not have live plants now. I have only silk because i have no clue in how to care for live plants. I was already having a hard time taking care of the bettas. Anywho. If anyone has any recommendations I would appreaciate it! Thank you!!!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:33 PM   #2 
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Anarchis and hornwort.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:40 PM   #3 
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Fanwort is my favorite floating plant. It's very similar to hornwort, but it's not as dense and I think it looks nicer. Though it seems that my bettas have trouble swimming through them. Their fins are too big. My female betta loved it though. She was always swimming over and under the sprigs of hornwort and fanwort in the top of her tank.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:15 PM   #5 
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Awesome! Thank you guys!! I will look for those next time im in the store.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #6 
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I've got hornwort, water wisteria, java fern, and water sprite in all my tanks. :) I'm also getting some duckweed from AB in the mail in the next day or so. They all do well with minimal care, and are rather hard to kill off. One of the guys that grows plants for my lfs compared duckweed to the herpes of fish tanks! Anarchis (aka Elodea) is also an awesome begginer plant. Unfortunately, its illegal in some states. :(
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:19 PM   #7 
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I know this is going to sound dumb. But let's say I'm buying a tank for a future betta. 5 gal. How would I set it up? What substrate would I use for live plants? Filter or no? Etc. I need a book for dummies. Lol.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:42 AM   #8 
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I know this is going to sound dumb. But let's say I'm buying a tank for a future betta. 5 gal. How would I set it up? What substrate would I use for live plants? Filter or no? Etc. I need a book for dummies. Lol.
There's a really great, informative thread by Oldfishlady in the Planted Betta Tanks section: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=114575
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