saphbettas Posted June 13, 2022 Share Posted June 13, 2022 I'm looking to create a planted tank for my fish when I'm able to, and right now I'm in the process of researching to make sure I do everything right to give my betta the best upgraded home! I've stuck with artificial plants up until this point because I've found I'm not so good at keeping plants alive (re: me somehow killing an orchid that was 'low-water' 'easy-care'). But I really want to get over that and try a planted aquarium because I know it'd be the best environment for my girl! I have two main questions: 🪴 How do you know whether you need to include a CO2 system or not? I've seen some use it and others go without, and I'm not sure which I should do. Does it depend on the plants that you choose? If it helps, I'm hoping to include java fern, java moss, anubias, amazon sword, monte carlo, and pearlweed in the future aquarium. I might add others, but those are the ones I'd like to include the most. 🪴 How do you go about sanitizing the plants to make sure they're safe to be placed in the tank? I've seen a lot of posts from aquarists who had unfortunate hitchhikers come along with their plants that really scared me, and I'd like to prevent any harmful insects or anything from hurting my fish. Finally, I'd love to hear any other planted tank advice or "don't"s you have to share to a beginner like me with nearly zero plant experience that you think might be helpful. I'm watching MD Fish Tanks very often now, but the more I can learn the better! Any tips you have at all would be greatly appreciated 💙 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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