Hey guys. I was thinking about owning a betta again. I used to have a betta but he died a year ago. After that, I decided to use his aquarium to setup a lowtech planted tank, and that worked perfect. I had it setup for about a year now and all my Serpae Tetra are completely healthy, despite being a bit territorial, which is normal of the species.
What do you think about the Walstad method ? I heard that it is really good because it doesnt needs cycling and the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are always at 0 from the start. I will do it on a 2 gallon aquarium.
How it works: you put a layer of normal potting soil and aquarium gravel over it, this way the fertile layer wont come in contact with the water column (unless you want a big algae headache). The idea is to plant the tank densely so that the ammonia produced by the fish is readily consumed by the plants. This tank will last a long time as you dont need to use CO2 (the tank produces it itself), you also wont have to change the fertile substrate, as the fish poop will be used by the plants the same way, and the waterchanges will be small (only a betta, not much waste, and many plants to consume everything).
Thanks for your help guys. I hope I have more opinions about this soon.
Thanks for the help guys.