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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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5 gallons of what not

I've had this little tank going for a while now but I can't screw with it much as it belongs to my wife.

Deep blue 5.5 gallon
16" Finnex Stingray
Under gravel mini filter
Sponge filter
Fluval 50watt heater

Anubias nana
A. Petite
Java moss
Flame moss
Tiny bit of xmas moss

Female betta named Finnley
3 nerites

Bump: Not sure what I wanna see in this lil thing.
Please excuse the dirty tank. Typical water change photo. I have roughly 30 anubias to play with....
The zebra stone is only there to hold the log down. I will have to mount it on slate. Its been under water for months but still floats...
Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-11-2014, 01:54 AM
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I'm glad your wife's betta girl has a filter and heater and plenty of swim room! If you're having trouble wit the wood remove it from the tank and boil it in a large pot for 1-2 hours. It's too long to fully submerge in pot do 1 hour, empty pot and refill, rotate wood and boil another hour. Let it cool completely before putting back into the tank.

If it still floats you probably have a softwood of some sort which is bad as they break down faster than hardwood. If it's cedar it will never loose boyancy (know from experience).
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please excuse the fruity pebbles mixed in the substrate. The wife wanted some colors...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question for anyone out there... I am fighting bga on the little tree. The moss attracts the stuff. I've tried not to have much current in here because of the betta so any help would be appreciated.
I constantly treat with peroxide. It just comes back in a few days. Weekly 25% plus WCs are always done.
I just added about 15 petites and 4or5 barteri in so im hoping they will help with any excess nitrates.
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