Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-12-2013, 01:07 PM   #1 
Silverrealm
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Substrates and aqual soil

As most of you probably know by now I have been researching natural planted aquariums and how to make them self-sustaining. The bigger the tank, the more stability you achieve between water changes.

I have been looking into Aquascapes, and it is being suggested in the research that you use several different substrates and conditioners (have not looked into this yet) to help prevent the substrate from falling or compressing.

Anyone have advice on substrates or Aquascapes?
Silverrealm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #2 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
What kind of advice? Do you have any specific questions?
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #3 
RiceFish
Member
 
RiceFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
I'm assuming this is going to be a planted tank. I would try looking on the planted section of the forums for ideas of aquascaping.

Off the top of my head in terms of conditioners most people either use a mixture or combination of liquid fertilizer (seachem flourish comprehensive), root tabs (seachem root tabs) and co2 (DIY co2, seachem excel, actual co2 system). Depending on the type of plants you will be getting for the tank will determine what conditioners you need.

As for substrates of a planted tank there are several options but most common are
-eco complete
-seachem flourite
-caribsea Floramax
-different soils (check planted section for the best one) capped with a substrate such as pool sand, small sized gravel, regular sand from petco/petsmart/etc)
RiceFish 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
Aqual el tank vampyrii Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 21 05-03-2009 08:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 PM.


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