Help Black Water Setup Mini

Rdrb

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guys i started developing an inyerest towards black water scapes but the problem is almost all my tanks are occupied plus the fish in them require ph 7 and slightly above so its a no no. But i do plan on using a plastic tub in which i thought of adding sand and some gravel also at least 6 almond leaves or so to tan the water and thought of putting my betta in it , but recently i googled in the net they say betta require ph 7 and above i was confused so thats one question also what kind of plants could i add fr the miniature black water setup kindly leave your thoughts..
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I dont know enough yet for a tank of my own but here are some basic thoughts.

pH for a betta is 6-7.5 however your fish can adapt to pH ranges that are a little above and below their comfort zone if done so carefully and slowly. Bettas live in rice fields in nature with a lot of organic matter in the first place so a dark water tank is not out of the question for your fish. Here is a great article on pH of a black water tank. The key is to keep the pH stable and avoid massive swings according to that.

I adore lightly colored black water aquariums but I dont think I have the nerve to do it yet. Its a pretty new thing to me and as I said I just dont know enough. Show us what you come up with though!
 

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I dont know enough yet for a tank of my own but here are some basic thoughts.

pH for a betta is 6-7.5 however your fish can adapt to pH ranges that are a little above and below their comfort zone if done so carefully and slowly. Bettas live in rice fields in nature with a lot of organic matter in the first place so a dark water tank is not out of the question for your fish. Here is a great article on pH of a black water tank. The key is to keep the pH stable and avoid massive swings according to that.

I adore lightly colored black water aquariums but I dont think I have the nerve to do it yet. Its a pretty new thing to me and as I said I just dont know enough. Show us what you come up with though!
I feel the same way. Mr.Bryan gave me some good pointers but it feels too advanced for someone like me who has just started their first tank
 
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