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post #76 of 85 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have another place for the female to seperate them if necessary, I thought there were some times when they get aggressive and shouldnt be together... somewhere in the mating cycle...
nothing right now, but i have a 2-gallon i can set up in a hurry if need be. i'm hoping they'll get along. not sure where i'll put this 2-gallon tank.
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Personally, I like the look of it now, are you using root tabs to help fertilize the substrate??
nothing at the moment. really need to get a handle on ferts. the more i read, the more my head spins.
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i think i might have to shake things up again and add some flourite under the gravel.
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the key to these setups are the quick growth of the plants so that they use the contaminants that are left by the fauna. Quick growth and/or a large plant mass is the key to these Walstad inspired bowls. Without fast growing plants and a large palnt mass, the water gets fouled quickly and the water may need to be changed daily, especially with two bettas in the 2 gallons... A fertilizer of some sort helps the plants grow and require more fauna contaminants, so if not a nutrient rich soil/substrate, root tabs are an option.
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i see. any recommendation for root tabs? are these to just help with start up? or do they need to be used on a regular basis?
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I use seachem root tabs, maybe 1 or 2 in the bottom, once every 4 months... I use them in my 55gal heavily planted, the plants seem to love them.
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yup. Jamie killed the other fish.
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I use seachem root tabs, maybe 1 or 2 in the bottom, once every 4 months... I use them in my 55gal heavily planted, the plants seem to love them.
awesome. thanks.
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I hope you have learned not to put 2 bettas together in a small space. they should be placed together for breeding only and in a much larger area. also i think if you were buying a vase you couldve just got a small nano tank with a filter and a proper heater. i think you will kill your other betta also. I was shocked that the betta was already in there. not good
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Yeah. Lesson learned about the beta.

And yeah. I COULD have bought a real tank, but what's wrong with a vase? Kill Jamie? He's been in there since November.
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here's an update. tore down my 36g 2 weekends ago and put everyone in the vase.

temp solution until i get my 10g up and running. gave away plants, but did have these guys from some exchange or other. no idea what they are, but they're doing well.

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