Originally Posted by Abawhite2021
I like the idea of putting plants in them. Do you think amazon.com would have them? I do want to make life for my fish as easy as possable and with some Extra money i can get one day shipping on it as well.
my plants are betta fake plants i found them at the petco i was at last friday.
( i can't drive there all the time) I ordered some more and i could get the terra-cotta pots from them too. they have standard one day shipping.
(Silly question do you have them facing up or down and what size do i get?)
Also i took some readings from fishys water today. i got
Ammona is at 0ppm
Nirite is at 0ppm
Nirate is at 0ppm to 0.25ppm
If you want to have live plants, I think you will be better off buying them from a classified section either here or at theplantedtank.net! Its much cheaper and cleaner because the plants were kept in established tank. live plants can carry parasites, petstores and some online businesses aren't very clean. You can probably get a really good bag for plants for less than $10. Try posting an ad here
, asking for some hardy low light plants for $5-$10 and I am sure someone will offer you some. If you really want to buy plants from a business, you can try ebay
, its a good place to get java fern and moss balls.
if your terra pots don't have plants, face it down, if it has plants, face it up ^^. you can also find them at dollars stores for like a buck so check those places out first and save some $$$. get the ones that are 4"-6" tall, two for a 5 gallon is great, I have 4 in my 10gal!
the reading looks good, it appears you tank is trying to cycle since you are getting small amounts of nitrate. if its possible, try buying API Prime water conditioner when you are done using your current one. Prime + live plants is an amazing combo IMO, prime locks the ammonia so it can't hurt the fish until a good plant absorbs it!
its fantastic you have a test kit !
try testing every week, with live plants, your tank might actually silently cycle without hurting the fish. 8D just try to do 25%-50% every week and test every week to make sure there is no ammonia/nitrite and you should be good!