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Old 12-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #1 
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Plants !

So I started out with some "easy" "noob" plants today, there is a lil hole in the wall pet shop by my house that sells amazing plants, at cheap prices, I got a huge bundle of anacharis for like $2.99 cheap
and so with my research I have been doing, I ended up coming home with anacharis , java fern, and another mossball I had so much anacharis I split it up and put it into every tank I have except the 5 gal. I was able to split up the java fern into my 5 gal and my 10 gal. And finally the mossball went into my 40 gal sorority just because
I have no filters in my 10 gal with anacharis temp is around 78 -79 ish.
I'm using the java fern in the hopes it will grow like crazy
Excited! over winter break I intend to re do my 5 gal as a NPT. it has a filter so I'm going to be using potting soil with a sand cap etc to set it up. So excited! I'll post pics tomorrow!
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:57 PM   #2 
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Sounds like a pretty exciting winter season for you and your Bettas! Make sure you grab the right kind of potting soil, needs to be organic. What color sand are you going for?
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:39 PM   #3 
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atm I have white petco sand in my tanks so I was just going to use that as the cap . Yeah someone told me miracle grow potting mix was good to use. I'd like to grow microswords in it. I will have to use substantial stem plants, floating plants etc. by then I think I'll be upping the amount of plants in the tank. I just need final's to be over. I'm so tired of school =x lol
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:50 PM   #4 
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make sure it's "organic" or you'll end up with dead fishes
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #5 
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yeah for sure
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:52 PM   #6 
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I hear ya on the school thing. Those micro swords should do well in a soil based tank. What kind of lighting do you have over the tank you'll have them in?
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #7 
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thats a question I had. what should I use? atm its just the dinky bulb it came with lol
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #8 
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You need a bulb that puts out a full spectrum of light so the plants can photosynthesize. A bulb with a 6500K spectrum is ideal. A 13 watt compact fluorescent bulb will work as long as it fits in the hood of your tank.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:34 PM   #9 
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ok thanks!!
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