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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello! I have an American flag crowntail that I'm trying to upgrade from a 2.5g to a 10g. I bought a 10g rimless Aqueon for $50. But right after buying it someone shared a link to a 10g rimless Dennerle scapers starter kit for $180 which looks like a pretty good deal. It has the dennerle soil...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there! Hoping someone can help me with this! I'm a new fish owner. I set up my first tank a couple of weeks ago, had the water tested and bought my first betta home yesterday. He's an absolutely gorgeous little guy with such a great little personality! The one thing I'm unsure about is my...
  3. 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...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    I am in the planning stages of considering setting up a dirt + cap natural planted 20 gallon long (male) betta + community tank, following OFL's wonderful guidelines. I'll have lots of questions on plants and fish, but for now I'd appreciate any and all feedback on the setup. Goal: EASY...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm looking to set up my first ever NPL (20gal L/low tech/heavily planted/2 bettas/~3-4 nerites). I always hear Miracle Grow lobbed around and also suggestions that the cheapest (less "enhanced"), most basic of the basic, pure soil you can possibly get would be the one to go to. Has anyone...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So recently I attempted a planted tank, and completely botched it up. I purchased some wonderful mineralized topsoil from bamaplants.com, but for whatever reason we didn't completely cap it. So after realizing that mistake, we drained the water and completely capped it, but there's still "mud...
  7. Planted Betta Tanks
    I've had my planted tank running since October, it's a 15g with soil capped by sand. I had originally planned to not add anything till I got a test kit (which is apparently impossible. It's not available anywhere locally and amazon still doesn't have it in stock after almost 2 months of me...
  8. Planted Betta Tanks
    Tank size: 15g low. 24"x12"x12" Lighting: 2x CFL 14w 6500k bulbs Filter: AquaClear 30 Heater: Hydor Theo 100w Water Prams: N/A. PH suspected low. Lots of Iron in our water - still a safe human level though. Substrate: 1 - 1.5" Miracle Grow Organic Choice Potting Mix Cap: 0.5 - 0.75" Regular Play...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, maybe two days ago, I started noticing how Draka's water started smelling a little like garden soil. I didn't think much of it, as everything in her tank looks fine (apart from the white-ish fluff that I figured out was harmless, but I'm still working on getting rid of). Then, maybe a day...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was hoping to put a bunch of live plants in my sorority tank. What is the best way to prep a tank for live plants? Should I put soil in the bottom, then sand on top, so plants can establish roots in soil? Any help on this would be great, I plan on upgrading to a 65 Gallon. Maybe making it...
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