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Judah and "Judas" were two different persons. Yet, I do feel bad. Moreover, the folks at Petsmart promised to give Judah a good home. On a positive note, I did rescue seven (7) Neon Tetras.
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Today, I made some major changes to my Betta Tank. First, I added seven (7) Neon Tetras. Then, I returned Judah to Petsmart for a Blue Mustard Male Betta. His name is Solomon! Lastly, I added one (1) water lettuce to said tank. Here's a shot from the top and Solomon being floated . . .
Solomon looks gorgeous! Love mustard gas bettas.


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Solomon looks gorgeous! Love mustard gas bettas.
I am really digging' Solomon! Here's a picture I shot today (07 Sep 19).

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Cool New Additions to Solomon's Lair!

Today, I made some new additions to my Betta tank (aka Solomon's Lair)! First, I added a Marineland Bio-Wheel Penguin 100. Then, I planted several Baby Teardrops (Monte Carlo) to the foreground. (I purchased the Baby Teardrops from WetPlants.). Lastly, I attached the Anubias Nana to the driftwood. Solomon and the Neons Tetras and living well together! Both Solomon and the Neon's seem to enjoy the extra plants. At present, I dose 1.0 ml of Flourish on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
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Your probably not going to have much luck with that foreground plant. Will need at least 6x amount of light your giving it and it prefers added CO2. You barely have enough light to grow Crypts and Anubias.

Also by my estimates you probably only need .3ml of flourish twice a week.
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Exclamation Lighting/CO2 for Solomon's Lair?

Thanks for the advice! I plan to upgrade my lighting, using a AI Prime Freshwater or Kessil A80 Tuna Sun. I use a Kessil on my nano reef. What CO2 setup do you recommend? Finally, do you mean 3.0 ml of Flourish and where can I purchase Thrive?
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Your probably not going to have much luck with that foreground plant. Will need at least 6x amount of light your giving it and it prefers added CO2. You barely have enough light to grow Crypts and Anubias.

Also by my estimates you probably only need .3ml of flourish twice a week.
I had to trim the Baby Teardrops. They are growing like weeds!
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Hairline Algae

I am having a problem with hairline algae. What should I do?
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I see very little horizontal spread on baby tears, it will grow up and stretch for light when itís not getting enough light or co2.

Looks like your completely overdosing to me. What and how much and how often are you dosing?
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I see very little horizontal spread on baby tears, it will grow up and stretch for light when itís not getting enough light or co2.

Looks like your completely overdosing to me. What and how much and how often are you dosing?
Because of the hairline algae growth, I have not dosed since 07 Sep 19.
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I'm sorry you are dealing with a mess. I would start with physically removing the algae as best you can & make sure to keep up with your water changes. What does your PH and water hardness look like? If you are working with hard water with high PH, some algae thrives in that environment more than some plants.

Now, I'm a novice with plants as well, so I think you are in better hands with Dave KS as far as plant advice, but if you do have harder water with higher PH, you might want to consider Mollies or Endler's Livebearer instead of Neon Tetras, which like neutral PH (6.5 to 7.5). Some Mollies or Endler's Livebearer eat hairline algae. These are hard water / high PH fish.

I myself have softer water and close to neutral PH, so tetras are pretty easy to keep, but I also have algae that popped up as soon as I added plants, but Brown algae, so I bought some nerite snails and they keep it at bay pretty good.

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@Haggai1.5 [/I]I will add only one (1) Betta. Is there a good site to purchase a Betta?[/I]

I would try Upscale Aquatics at 110 N. Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

According to your profile, looks like that's close & from their website, they have a very nice selection of freshwater fish, including a betta section all to it's self. Even if what you want is "Out of Stock" on their website, chances are they deal with a distributor that stocks them with what they have listed. If you're only getting one fish, I'd just tell them what you want and tell they you can wait a while (you'll need to cycle your tank anyway) , until they get in a good one.
Upscale and C macs Aquarium in Ballyntine( I know I am mispelling it, the nice part of Charlotte near Carowinds) They are some of the best Fish store around the NC area IMO
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I will check my pH and hardness on Sunday. Moreover, I may switch to the Mollies.
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Cool Solution!!!

My friends at Nemo's Reef suggested I add Mollies to attack the algae problem! Following their advice, I placed four Mollies in my tank and removed the Baby Teardrops. Lastly, I added two (2) more Anubias Nana and one (1) Windelow Java Fern. Now, look at my planted tank! I thank everyone on this thread for their advice! (I also added a Fluval Pressurized CO2 Kit!)
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Cool King Solomon

King Solomon is growing and playing nice with his tank mates! I'm using Hikari's Betta Bio-Gold for his feed.
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