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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    I started a planted tank this past thursday. I plan on doin half a dose of fertilizer after one week, but I am not sure where to go from there. I keep my light on for 8 hours a day at only 25% becuase my tank is only 10 gallons. Some of the water is evaporating and I am noticing a film on the...
  2. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a betta in a 10 gallon tank. I do have some floating plants currently but brought some more plants to be put in the tank. I also brought some ADA Aqua Soil (version 2), but I’ve heard that it leeches ammonia and takes around 3-4 weeks maybe longer. I do not want to take the fish out of...
  3. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone! So my mother has had a 20 gallon tank with a very healthy and pretty betta fish in it, however everything in the tank constantly grows this brown algae all over it. She is constantly fighting with it to keep it at bay but I’m trying to figure out some way to get rid of it. My...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    Rescued these little guys from a friends tank that collapsed; was surprised to find life under a lot of dead foliage. They've been floating in a one-gal bubble tank for a few weeks now with a smattering of ambient sunlight, and have already improved in color significantly, and seem to have some...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    I was wondering if there would need to be an initial layer of soil, with gravel or sand on top for an aquatic plant to thrive in a tank with a betta. Or could the plants survive with only gravel? Would they need sand instead of gravel? I really want a planted tank but don't want to deal with...
  6. Planted Betta Tanks
    As far as I understand, It's safe to keep moss balls with bettas. I don't have much experience with live plants so I figured I'd start here. how do you go about keeping it alive while also keeping the tank clean? is there a size to gallon ratio? will I need to do water changes more regularly? I...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi Everyone! I am waiting for my sand substrate to arrive for a brand new tank and thought I would order some plants in the meantime. If the plants get here before the substrate I'm going to need to take care of them for a few days without putting them in the final tank. My questions are…...
  8. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have researched this topic to help me determine the problems with My Ziggy - our Betta - since adding Flourish Excel. Immediately after adding one-half the recommended dosage from the Flourish Excel label, Ziggy became lethargic and did not eat more than one pellet each day. I noticed he...
  9. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I was having major issues with water quality in my tank. I got rid of the gravel, and other than the fact it kinda un-cycled the tank, it's made all the difference. I tied my plants to suction cups to anchor them, and I've been using liquid plant food, which seems to be keeping them nice and...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Turns out my betta, Arty loves his plants, but the plants don't love him and are hurting his fins. So... I'm removing them. Any recommendations of live plants that work well for a betta? He already has a moss ball. I'm thinking more along the lines of something that would provide some hiding or...
  11. Planted Betta Tanks
    what substrate is best to plant marsilea minuta? Fluval stratum, eco- complete, seachem florite? Also will it carpet well in low light and no co2. If not, what carpet plant would be the best for a low tech set up?
  12. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a few live plants in my tank, but only one of them has shown any visible growth. I have an 11W, 6700K lamp that I leave on for 9 hours a day. Some of the plants in my tank now are a new set because a few in the old set had started to turn brown, but they looked salvageable so I didn't...
  13. Planted Betta Tanks
    Okay so I'm a complete newbie. To aquariums and to plants. Mainly plants. These are the first plants I've ever kept, aquatic or otherwise. They've been in my 10 gallon for about 3 weeks as my tank is cycling. I've had one plant die but the rest have been what I figured was healthy. The plants in...
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