Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank - Hawaii Discussion Area - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Hawaii Discussion Area

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20
iTrader Ratings: 0
WillowNatalia is a regular member
Default Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

Hi all,
I'm going to be setting up a 5 gallon tank for my new betta. I'm really hoping to go the NPT route and have my substrate mineralizing as we speak (type, read, whatever). I am hoping to get a bunch of low light plants with spending an arm and a leg at shops like Aquascapes. They're one of the best, but quite costly. Kalihi Pets hasn't had anything I want lately. I'm going to try to make it out to Petland this weekend.

That said, I'd love to take any plants off your hands for a good price. I have a 40 gallon the plants can hang out in until the 5 gallon is ready.

PM me if you'd care to make a sale.
WillowNatalia is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 07-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: southern utah desert
Posts: 143
iTrader Ratings: 0
hornedtoad1 is a regular member
Default Re: Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

just a thought--would gathering some hawaiian plants be an option for you?
also, it probably wouldn't hurt to put some faster growing plants in the 5 gallon, at least to get it started until the slow-growers can get established. you can always pull them out later.
good luck with it.
hornedtoad1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2011, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 20
iTrader Ratings: 0
WillowNatalia is a regular member
Default Re: Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

Hi Hornedtoad. It's an interesting idea, but with Hawaii being the home of so many endangered things, I hesitate to take anything from the natural environment. Thanks for the reply!
WillowNatalia is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 07-25-2011, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 15
iTrader Ratings: 1
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
BlackLabelFish is a regular member
Default Re: Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

I have some prolific aponogetons- they're a little bit young to let go of, though! I had to trade the parent plant because those and my radican swords were busting out of my 10-gallon. I grew them under medium/high light with yeast-brew CO2 (10mg/L CO2 constant), but they also do very well in low light with ambient CO2 only, maybe just reproduce slower.

If you're still in need in a few weeks I should be able to help you out.

@hornedtoad: it sounds logical that there would be abundant flora here in Hawaii, but like Natalia is saying, if you get caught with the wrong plant by the wrong people you could have a very bad day. It seems to me like there's very few, if any, native freshwater plants and/or fish. Not that there's no flora and fauna in the freshwater bodies here, it's just all been introduced, legally or otherwise. Aloha!
BlackLabelFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2011, 10:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: southern utah desert
Posts: 143
iTrader Ratings: 0
hornedtoad1 is a regular member
Default Re: Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

maybe i'm beating a dead horse here, but perhaps you could check with a local authority? they might have some thoughts on available things that you could gather.
i've got some amazon frogbit that i have to keep thinning; i don't know how many hoops it would have to jump thru to get shipped to hawaii, but i'd be glad to send you some if that would be practical.

Last edited by hornedtoad1; 07-29-2011 at 08:24 PM..
hornedtoad1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Local or Regional Clubs - (Click button on right to expand) > Hawaii Discussion Area > Need plants for 5 gallon NPT betta tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1