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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Hello, Im new to all this. Help plz!

Hi, i mainly keep Betta Splendens and breed them on a small scale. in the future i will be breeding much more sensitive fish (90% RO water) and would like to fully understand the plant side of tanks so i can setup a spot on tank for them.

I'd like to setup a nice planted tank (size: 36"x15"x18") and would like to know the basic information and equipment i need ( i recently bought 1/4 of a ex-fishshop so ive alot of spare equip) what plants are from the region the fish lives (Brunei Darsm: Labi: Wasah Mendaram, Off Labi Road
Brunei Darsm: Nr. Labi, Waterfall Pool In Rain Forest
Brunei Darsm: Sungai Mendaram)....

I dont want to get too detailed, i would at first like to setup this tank from scratch using my bog standard tap water and work my way up to the more complicated side of this. Can you lot of kind people help me out in what i need, need to do, what to test for, what test kits i need...etc, etc...

Thanks in advance


P.S. the final setup is for Betta Macrostoma.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-13-2006, 01:47 PM
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Best thing to do is start by reading my Guide.
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Nice guide. i will make a shopping list for the weekend.

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you could also try a book published recently called the "simple guide to setting up a planted aquarium". Has the meat and potatoes, you can learn it all on the forums though just takes time to piece it all together. The book goes over the basics comprehensively without overwhelming you. Try to find it on amazon it will make things easier.
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