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Forum: Betta Chat   11-29-2019, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Phish Head
However the guppy also swam right into the snail...

However the guppy also swam right into the snail trap on the first night LoL [emoji222]

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Forum: Betta Chat   11-29-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By Phish Head
Oh my. No the guppy went to the LFS because it...

Oh my. No the guppy went to the LFS because it was safer for him. The betta was flaring and stalking in a menacing way. It didn't look like ol Sparky was gonna give up the ghost and I don't have time...
Forum: Betta Chat   11-26-2019, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Phish Head
Guppy gets a good look at Rigel and jumps out of tank!

So this previously mellow and shy betta goes into his new tank and the first thing he does is start flaring and stalking the guppy in there, as if to say "phasers on stun".

First the Guppy tried...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-22-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Yes I think I learned that lesson the hard way :/...

Yes I think I learned that lesson the hard way :/

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Forum: Betta Chat   11-22-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
LOL! One of Rigel's nick names include...

LOL!

One of Rigel's nick names include "little #&@π" too!

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-22-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
Oh my hope he's okay. Crazy price on Amazon!...

Oh my hope he's okay. Crazy price on Amazon! Really hope it works out.

So I discovered the one surviving snail has been busy reproducing. I found egg sacks all over and what I think are tiny baby...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-22-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Phish Head
Good info. I have Safe Start on hand, Dr. Tim's...

Good info. I have Safe Start on hand, Dr. Tim's and an API product, but I think what helped the most was seeding the filter from a mature tank.

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
TY. His "real" name is Rigel (like the blue star)...

TY. His "real" name is Rigel (like the blue star) but he has a number of nicknames.

He's a bit skittish I suspect his almost cycled big new tank is going to freak him out. But talk about...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
It's from a company in Munster, Germany but I'm...

It's from a company in Munster, Germany but I'm blanking on the name. You probably have it in your LFS.

Oh Rachel O'Leary has an awesome YouTube video with an easy and effective DIY snail trap.
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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Phish Head
p.s. I use Prime and I know that would detoxify...

p.s. I use Prime and I know that would detoxify the trace nitrites for 48 hours so that's an option.

I didn't have the patience for a "fish in" cycle as I believed one fish in a 10 gallon would...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Phish Head
ADA Aquasoil lowered pH by 10 fold - do I need to acclimate Betta?

It's been interesting to see how this soil evolves.

It's the Amazonia "Nature Tank" version.

Here we are at day #18 of cycle and suddenly the usual pH of 7.5 is now 6.5. The two tubes on the...
Forum: Betta Chat   11-21-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
WOW congrats on the stunner and what a heart...

WOW congrats on the stunner and what a heart warming story [emoji7]

I love that irridesant changeable blue/green color.

I've said this before, but I think a fish will reveal its perfect name...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
p.s. sorry just realized your fishy won't even...

p.s. sorry just realized your fishy won't even eat crushed NLS.

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
So the snails think they're on holiday? Lol what...

So the snails think they're on holiday? Lol what an image - a snail resort. [emoji222] [emoji222] [emoji222]

And the assassins aren't eating them? Yikes.

I know there are ways to trap snails -...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-21-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Mini Christmas Moss is great for a nano tank...

Mini Christmas Moss is great for a nano tank [emoji263]

Have you ever tried superglue gel? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use little elastic bands ...;)


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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-20-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By Phish Head
I don't see them anymore and found a dead one on...

I don't see them anymore and found a dead one on the filter intake.

It's possible the massive ammonia and nitrite spikes killed them off.

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-19-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Phish Head
Thanks for the link! Good find! [emoji106] ...

Thanks for the link! Good find! [emoji106]

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-19-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Thanks for chiming in and thanks for the great...

Thanks for chiming in and thanks for the great photos not to mention the cute Betta and Guppy [emoji3]

You're growing Java and Christmas Moss which are both great choices in tropical aquariums. If...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By Phish Head
2019 AGA aquascape contest winners are in!

Lots of aquascapes to inspire us :)


https://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/2019/categories.html

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Rainbo I just described my plant addiction as...

Rainbo I just described my plant addiction as being like an aquaholic - is that a word?!

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Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By Phish Head
May just be the best bang for your buck :) ...

May just be the best bang for your buck :)

Does your online guy happen to have an eBay store? I'm always interested in good sources for plants since I find them addicting and like to experiment.
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Forum: Betta Chat   11-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By Phish Head
I see what you're saying. We definitely need...

I see what you're saying.

We definitely need double blinded repeatable clinical studies

cause anecdotal observations are just....well anecdotal [emoji2957]

But you've been observing Betta...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-18-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Thanks for the link! It talks about Java Moss,...

Thanks for the link! It talks about Java Moss, which is the warm water type.

I've got mini weeping moss and a Fissidens type, and Christmas moss. My LFS recommended the Xmas moss as "something...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
Thanks for taking a shot at it. I'm just...

Thanks for taking a shot at it.

I'm just guessing it doesn't like the temperature and possibly the big ammonia spikes caused by the Aquasoil.

Not dosing the tank yet.

The leftover Mosses ...
Forum: Planted Betta Tanks   11-17-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By Phish Head
No one knows about moss? :/ Sent from my...

No one knows about moss? :/

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