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Old 02-11-2016, 09:45 AM   #51
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Does water wisteria need it's roots buried? I'm trying to find something that grows tall like a jungle val or giant hair grass but my substrate is so low I'm not sure I can get something like that.

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Water wisteria does have a bigger root system, as do Val's and swords...

How think is your sand?

Can you add more?
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My sand is less than an inch thick. I could add more but wasn't sure it would stay in the corner as the sand substrate tends to level out over time

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People use the BPA free report covers from office supply stores and cut the plastic to hold up the substrate and then shore it up from the front with some stones or a very large stone, like a wall or more sand You could do them as potted plant in plastic pots (there are larger ones than the 2" diameter most commonly sold in stores) terra cotta pot or stone pot (rock with hole bored into it - maybe use hole in lava rock found as decorative stone in fish store) from a nursery supply and put them behind DW and / or Stones.

Water wistera can float, be planted or attached to DW/stones. Leaves will possibly look differently depending on how conditions are while it is growing.
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It should work for water wisteria, mine is in less than an inch as well.
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Old 02-19-2016, 09:47 AM   #56
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Changed it up a bit, what do you thunk

I finally got my finnex 247 and I love it!

On a sad note, I found one of my duplicareus dead under a rock.

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Looks really cool! I'd try to hide the equipment a bit more, the sponge in the corner stocks out like a sore thumb... Lol!
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Yeah I'm hoping once my Lily Bulbs grow in that it won't be so prevalent. I thought to hide it behind the Java but I need the water current moving like it is, so I resolved to just live with it as I prefer prefiltering with sponges. The driftwood is keeping the larger sponge from floating and separating the tube from the ac110. I need to trim it or just go with half that size. I haven't decided yet.
Actually I just did, I'm going to cut it in half.

So I managed to get an ac30 for $12 and am building up a 10 gallon beta tank now. I'm using the stock bulb light but am thinking I'll get a small 20" led for it.

Can a male and female betta be in one tank?

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Old 02-19-2016, 11:35 AM   #59
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Also has anyone seen plants grown on sponge filters? I was thinking I could hide it by doing that but wasn't sure it would work

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No!!! Bettas don't work together, in a small tank, long term!

For breeding it's fine, but right after they're done, the female needs to be removed or the male will kill her....

You'd need a 5-6 foot tank with lots of plants and hiding spots and it could work.

That's a good idea, maybe an Anubis? Or some kind of bulb....
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