Originally Posted by turtle10
Yes! That has been super helpful! I want to get some Hornwort and Anacharis, and I will probably get some Ludwigia or something too.
For the 70-80% percent water changes weekly, could I split it into two or three days? For example: 50% Monday, 50% Friday or 30% Monday, 30% Thursday and 30% Saturday?
shoot did I say weekly?!?!
uhgg. It's very late here on the east coast my bad.
Meant to say daily.
And you may not have to.
If you test the ammonia and nitrite levels every day that will tell you how often you need to change the water.
But generally it's a 75 percent change daily for the first week or so and then bi weekly, and then once weekly, then just once monthly until your plants are fully matured and acclimated to your specific water conditions.
Like since I live in Tennessee my water is very hard and has tons of calcium in it, even the heavily filtered city tap water.
So my plants will have to get used to that since most plants that are in pet stores or online are being or have been shipped from CA or FL.
P.S. I could also probably ship you some of my extra hornwort after it's more mature and I can propagate it. I'll search around and study how it propegates to see if I can get you some for free later.
for now here's an amazing deal on an ideal betta floater named frogbit:
This guy is extremely dependable and he grew up in my home state before moving. :) He's also very prompt in e-mailing back if you have any questions.
My advice on frogbit though is that it propagates quickly, so you will quickly have a tank with these little things ALL over the surface of the water which is good and bad. They sure do suck up ammonia, but since your 10 gallon has an overhead light it will also block the sunlight to your other plants. so you'll need to get rid of some of them with every water change or move them to another tank.