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Old 12-28-2016, 03:14 PM   #21
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It is awesome! Very peaceful to look at.
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thank you betta, I think, agrees
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It is awesome! Very peaceful to look at.
thank you I took the plant out at the left hand side. I freaked thinking it had more hydra on it but now I think it was just hair algae... it was string and whitey colour. I'll pick up another plant to fill the space.... is there a way I can clean plants before putting them in to avoid catastrophe?!
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thank you I took the plant out at the left hand side. I freaked thinking it had more hydra on it but now I think it was just hair algae... it was string and whitey colour. I'll pick up another plant to fill the space.... is there a way I can clean plants before putting them in to avoid catastrophe?!
YES.

You can dip them in a salt solution or diluted hydrogen peroxide or bleach. Different plants can handle different strengths of dip, so be sure to look into that.

I personally really like hydrogen peroxide. It's pretty strong, so you can't use it on delicate plants, but it's very effective. After it does its work, it leaves only water and oxygen.
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YES.

You can dip them in a salt solution or diluted hydrogen peroxide or bleach. Different plants can handle different strengths of dip, so be sure to look into that.

I personally really like hydrogen peroxide. It's pretty strong, so you can't use it on delicate plants, but it's very effective. After it does its work, it leaves only water and oxygen.
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... would a salt solution work of I placed it in the tank... would thay solve any problems thay may reoccur ? (I have used the original plants which may have given me everything... though I really hope not!)
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... would a salt solution work of I placed it in the tank... would thay solve any problems thay may reoccur ? (I have used the original plants which may have given me everything... though I really hope not!)
You would need way too much salt to be in your tank.
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You would need way too much salt to be in your tank.
OK, bad idea lol fingers crossed then!!!!! (I think most.of my problem was my hydra and worms in the substrate so my plants may have been the cauae originally but maybe -hoping - safe now!)
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Suck it up! If you can't suck it up then your not hooked on aquariums to the point where it will ever be worth your effort. They aren't easy and they are time consuming money pits. You have to LOVE it so much that you want to try harder when you hit a hurdle, not quit.


All this is true, but your wormy issues aren't the end of the world, and your betta sounds like a perky little fellow

Sometimes when you're doing it all alone and feel new and incompetent it's good to have some experienced ( or less experienced in my case!!) voices telling you that everyone has been through these problems before

Don't give up unless when your tank has settled a bit you find that you aren't enjoying it even when the issues are ironed out . I had a rough night with a molly that got dropsy and felt like I'd messed up and my effort had been for nothing... I'd just bought a sick fish - now my tank is back to being awesome and super entertaining
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All this is true, but your wormy issues aren't the end of the world, and your betta sounds like a perky little fellow

Sometimes when you're doing it all alone and feel new and incompetent it's good to have some experienced ( or less experienced in my case!!) voices telling you that everyone has been through these problems before

Don't give up unless when your tank has settled a bit you find that you aren't enjoying it even when the issues are ironed out . I had a rough night with a molly that got dropsy and felt like I'd messed up and my effort had been for nothing... I'd just bought a sick fish - now my tank is back to being awesome and super entertaining
thank you now that I have a more manageable tank I feel a bit more at ease. my betta is deffinetly a character. he now seems to be glass surfing now so rather dworried about that :/ but I know my water is suitable and now critters (that I have seen after redoing my tank) so maybe just about phase! lol
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