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Forum: Betta Fish Compatibility   12-02-2019, 02:01 PM
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Posted By bluesamphire
I’m going to be frivolous, and say ‘if you are...

I’m going to be frivolous, and say ‘if you are asking those questions, then you are not ready to start a sorority’ - but of course you already know that 🙂 or you wouldn’t be asking 🙂...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-27-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By bluesamphire
What size tank have you got? And where is it? ...

What size tank have you got?
And where is it? How much daylight?
And can we have a pic of the tank to show the layout and other plants?

You have quite a few options, but the answers to these...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-22-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By bluesamphire
That tank is great! Sorry for all the...

That tank is great!

Sorry for all the spelling mistakes on Sparky and Bassleer's - was on my phone, and that is always dodgy.
Have ordered some of the food. Funnily enough not readily available...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By bluesamphire
And Sarky looks stunning!!!

And Sarky looks stunning!!!
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By bluesamphire
Thank you! Will try the Basleers. (Off to google...

Thank you! Will try the Basleers. (Off to google it now).
:)
Forum: Betta Chat   11-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By bluesamphire
Ha! That is one great friend you have. :) ...

Ha! That is one great friend you have. :)

I think I might be calling him Blue-Green.

:)
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By bluesamphire
I'm currently on a steep learning curve. 1 x...

I'm currently on a steep learning curve.

1 x 5.5 gallon tank
1 x betta who is a faddy eater and tends to let food sink to the bottom. In fact, I think he bobs about to break the surface tension...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-19-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By bluesamphire
🙂 I will have to keep my eyes open for...

🙂
I will have to keep my eyes open for the mini Xmas moss...

You asked how I attach the moss.
I started off using little elastic bands. These work really well. Much easier, quicker and...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By bluesamphire
Here are a couple more pics (just taken 10 mins...

Here are a couple more pics (just taken 10 mins ago) to show you the light intensity and positioning of my happiest mosses.
...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By bluesamphire
Hi, I am a long way from being a moss...

Hi,

I am a long way from being a moss expert! But i have had java and xmas moss in 2 tanks for the last year, so maybe I can offer a bit of info. :)

Both tanks are 78 degrees, and get 25%...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-16-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By bluesamphire
It looks great, and the plants will all grow and...

It looks great, and the plants will all grow and bush out and transform it over time.
One of the things I love about planted tanks is the way they evolve. :)
Forum: Betta Memorials   11-15-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By bluesamphire
Yes, I am very reluctant to dismantle the tank...

Yes, I am very reluctant to dismantle the tank too.

I has crossed my mind that the little lad may have somehow jumped over the divider into the back filter section and then either starved or...
Forum: Betta Memorials   11-15-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By bluesamphire
I'm so sorry to read this. I remember him...

I'm so sorry to read this.
I remember him arriving with you, and the care and enthusiasm you had in picking him out and prepping the tank for him.

I've had my own tragedy too.
Went away to stay...
Forum: Journals   10-13-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,705
Posted By bluesamphire
I like the contrast of the different foliage...

I like the contrast of the different foliage types.
And I have found that dwarf sag fills in nice and quick.

You may find that reading up on the golden ratio helps with tank design.
I found it...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   10-06-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By bluesamphire
That tank looks fabulous - and about 3 x its...

That tank looks fabulous - and about 3 x its actual size. Like a gorgeous sheltered jungle.
Cal must think he died and went to heaven.
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   10-03-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By bluesamphire
Need some pics!!!

Need some pics!!!
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   10-02-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By bluesamphire
I wouldn't panic yet. :) I expect a fair...

I wouldn't panic yet. :)
I expect a fair amount of melting when new plants are moved in, and some plants are likely to melt almost down to nothing (e.g. some crypts) before they shoot new leaves...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   09-30-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By bluesamphire
My instinct is always to go GREEN. lol. Other...

My instinct is always to go GREEN. lol.
Other people may think my obsession with heavy planting is a little OTT, but that's OK, I don't mind.

I look at all that expance of white sand and think...
Forum: Meet the Betta Keepers   09-30-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By bluesamphire
Nothing wrong with feeding twice a day! The...

Nothing wrong with feeding twice a day!
The trick is to give small meals so you don't over-feed him. :)

At one point I was trying to get some weight onto Tagawa (the lad in my profile pic) and I...
Forum: Meet the Betta Keepers   09-30-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By bluesamphire
Hi and welcome! :) How long is the...

Hi and welcome! :)

How long is the quarantine, and what temperature is he in at the moment?
(not nagging, just asking :) because at this time of year, my betta definitely need a heater)
Forum: Journals   09-29-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By bluesamphire
Midnight in the 57 litre

Following the tragic (also unexpected, and unexplained) demise of No Name (aka Clint), i left the tank quietly ticking over for some weeks. Just the nerite, the two shrimp, and the ember tetras.
...
Forum: Meet the Betta Keepers   09-29-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By bluesamphire
Hi and welcome! Ditto to what they said...

Hi and welcome!

Ditto to what they said about tank size.
Although position has a lot to do with things.
I have a 5g on my desk, and since I spend hours a day there, nearly every day, the amount...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   09-28-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By bluesamphire
Thanks for asking about the 55g :) We have...

Thanks for asking about the 55g :)

We have had some trials and tribulations, and it has gone through a non-pretty stage, which is kind of expected in a new tank, isn't it? But you have reminded...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   09-27-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By bluesamphire
His clour is stunning! So intense. I agree...

His clour is stunning! So intense.
I agree with Russel that buying through the post does get easier, over time.
I was a nervous wreck the first time I did it.
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   09-27-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By bluesamphire
Great tank! And welcome Cal!

Great tank! And welcome Cal!
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