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Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by Gary Murphy, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. saifali

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    I seen some half moon beta fish recently I cant deny they are beutiful looking I guess like us humans sometimes with such beauty comes some attitude lol.

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    Gary

    Re pH you can monitor it BUT under no circumstances start trying to adjust it that is when your problems could start.

    That is why I said several good water changes before you start the Cycling process.

    Betta fish are certainly a beautiful fish do all your research first as not all fish are compatible.

    You might find that you might have to have a glass top as many are good jumpers.

    Keith:):)
     
  3. Gary Murphy

    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yeah Saifali there amazing fish, I love the brilliant colors and large fins they have but your right very temperamental fish lol!

    Would you say I should do one water change a day for say 3 days? I was looking at keeping a Betta with Tetras so should be okay as they don't have long fins :)
     
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    I have only ever use 1-3 natural river stones. I have seen over the years different methods but most prefer to several water changes first, actual percentage and how often could depend on the tank size and amount of the ADA soil used.

    Cardinal and Neon Tetras OK

    Add the tetras first a few at a time and double check their health before adding more Tetras and last add the Betta.

    They like a floating plant cover as well.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Thanks Keith. I will update soon :)
     
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    Remember Bettas can be jumpers even out of the cut corner I had for the heater power cords.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Ive just filled the tank and got my Co2 up and running. My drop checker has gone from Dark Blue to this Green, Does this color mean I have enough Co2?

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    Hi Gary, Great its all coming together now (y)

    I would aim for more of a lime green a couple of shades lighter than you have in the photo ;)
     
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    Gary Murphy Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Im currently running at 2bps. You think I should up it to 3bps? I changed my Co2 setup to Citric Acid and Baking Soda so now I can control the Co2 output and turn off at night ;)
     
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    Hi Gary, Go too 3 bps And watch the colour it should change to a lighter shade of green :)

    Its just a matter of fine tuning the Co2 "" The sweet spot """ Then keeping it there ;)
     
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    Hi Gary, this colour green, Found a photo in my Journal.:D
     

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    Im guessing Bubbles Per Second doesn't really matter then its more getting enough output of Co2 to get the Drop Checker the right color. Wheres the best position for Diffuser? Mines opposite my filters output at the moment.
     
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    Sorry forgot :sleep: I have my Diffuser in the same place (y)
     
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    Yeah I have a needle valve on this setup so I can adjust the output of Co2 and the BPS but im concerned that im losing my Co2 when the bubbles reach the top. Someone mentioned about putting it under the filters intake so the filter breaks up the bubbles and sends it back into the tank but I heard it can damage the filter.
     
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    Hi Gary, With an external filter yes it can damage the rubber seals. With an internal should not be a problem ??

    So long as the diffuser is clean "" I bleach mine each week "" It should not be a problem as the drop checker is going green you just need a little bit more C02 ;)
     
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    Cheers Roy. Im eventually going to switch to pressurized Co2. I wonder how Monte Carlo would grow without any Co2 at all as I heard it doesn't actually need it.
     
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    Turned it up and now getting the right color I think, Cheers (y)

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    Hi Gary, Great (y) Have not grown MC Bet it does better with C02 Faster growth :D
     
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    Roy has given you plenty of qualified knowledge that is one field he knows what he is talking about.

    Thank you Roy.

    Keith:):)
     
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