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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi! I’m nearing the end of my nitrogen cycle and looking to add a male betta in the next week or two. I have a 6 gallon Fluval Edge tank. I am prepared to lower the water level if necessary for him to breathe better. I’ve been doing so much research as this is my first tank. My main source of...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A Betta Called Saul Hi guys, I'm afraid that my first post on this group is a bit of a downer. I did join awhile ago with the intention of uploading my tank journals, but as it is, things got so hectic I never got a chance to upload anything to this forum! Anyways, my little 2.6 gallon spec...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, sorry for the lengthy post but it seems I'm the typical sucker for the sweet, puppy-eyed (not Pop Eye) betta fish from the pet store. I've been letting a dirted, planted tank run for about 2 weeks now (will go the Prime route for cycling to be safe). I was planning on looking for a...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all, I set up my first dirted tank last night for a betta fish (not bought yet). I want to go with a silent cycle but want to be sure that I have enough plants to realistically achieve that. Unfortunately I haven't done a water test yet since I didn't finish setting up the tank until 3am...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! I keep finding glass and/or acrylic laying around the house I'm renting. I have botched a 12L acrylic build and successfully built a 10L glass tank. While I was water testing the 10L in my basement, I noticed a large piece of glass near the furnace. I decided that I'd build a betta...
  6. Journals
    Welcome to my journal! I had always wanted to keep fish, but my parents have always been "Dog & Cat People" and were against me taking on another responsibility with my busy schedule. About a year ago I started doing research on everything I would need to know about maintaining an aquarium and...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! This is my first ever post after lurking about this forum for the past few days. I will be setting up my first ever aquarium this week and had some logistics questions I was hoping for feedback on. We had fresh and saltwater tanks in my home growing up, but they were my dad's thing and...
  8. Planted Betta Tanks
    So I found some soil I thought would be okay because the ingredients say sphagnum peat, horticultural vermiculite, perlite and wetting agent. I've read what all of these are an think they will be okay... Except the wetting agent. I have no idea what it is and if it could hurt my betta and...
  9. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm on vacation and my dad is caring for my 8 gallon Betta yank while I'm gone. He got me some dwarf hair grass and anubias nana petite, I plan to grow them in a 5g tank that's not set up yet. Temperarly they're in the 8g. The 8t has so much brown algae and I am worried the plants won't survive...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I currently have a female sorority tank 18/20 gallon long, but actually measured about 15-16g with substrate, decorations & plants. I also have an aqueon quietflow 10 filter 100GPH. With 8 bettas so far (I keep one floating in a topper because everyone HATES her, until I find a new home :(...
  11. Planted Betta Tanks
    I got this kit: http://www.aquariumswest.com/fluval_ebi_ad.html That site has some info. I want to get a carpet plant but I'm not sure which or if they'll even grow in the lighting. If someone could please tell me if I could get a carpet plants and some recommendations!
  12. Planted Betta Tanks
    i want to get a 40-55 gallon tank. I want this to become like a crazy planted tank, it's okay even if it looks bad I just want plants everywhere! I want to get a light that makes plants grow fast and good. Not just for low lighting plants, I want a carpet too. Obviously it'll be expensive, but I...
  13. Betta Fish Compatibility
    Hey so I have just set up a new tank 28L (~7g) and am waiting for the food to decompose and start the cycling. My tank is 31cm long, 30cm deep and 30 cm tall. I currently have a decent amount of hair grass, blyxa j. and java moss and I am planning on putting in another plant in the hole on the...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm a lurker but finally made an account (hope I'm doing this right, please let me know if I've misposted in some way) because I plan to get a 29gal next week . I am wanting to try a NPL setup, with a betta, 6 or so kuhlis, and a few sorts of snail. I've kept bettas before, but this will be...
  15. Betta Chat
    My betta just dug a hole in the moss and substrate under my Java fern… Now he is sitting there with his head in the ground. He has never done this before. My tank is heavily planted and has a giant piece of driftwood full of holes to hide in… Why is he doing this? Is something wrong? Any...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, first post here so sorry if this has been asked before or is in the wrong place. I've kept lots of betta tanks & currently have a 5.5 gallon one set up & was thinking of getting another betta but was thinking about doing something different & setting up a 'mini pond' tank. I was wondering...
  17. Planted Betta Tanks
    When I initially adopted my first betta, I was completely new to them and so we bought a 1.5g. A little bit after that, I upgraded to a 3g. (These were both the built-in filter/light kind, before I realized how much easier/cheaper/rewarding it is to build your own.) Now she's happily living in a...
  18. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm going to the pet store today to get plants and need ideas. I have a small petco, so common options and a lot of options are appreciated. My tank is a 5g Tetra Kit. It has one LED light strand. Grave substrait, and a single female betta. I have a Terta Wisper tank, and a heater that is...
  19. Planted Betta Tanks
    The tank is 12L x 6W x 8H I would like to have hair grass or java moss, and then 2 or 3 other kinds of plants. I don't know which lights to get, my tank doesn't have a hood so I will have to buy one as well. I also know I will need to buy some Co2 liquid. I know I will need 1- 1 1/2 inches...
  20. Journals
    Hey everyone! I sort of give updates on my tanks on my sale's thread, but I guessed it would be nice to archive all of my tanks' progress in an official thread. For those who don't know me, my name is Umar, and I love planted tanks. I've been a seller on these forums for most of the summer and...
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