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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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So I got the girl! But is my tank ready for her? Help!

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So I got the girl :P and she is now waiting to be introduced to her new tank!! BUT I want to make sure its ready before I introduce her to her new tank!

So here's the readings,

pH: 7.2-7.6
High pH: 7.4
Ammonia: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm

Is it ready?? I'm going to introduce her soon so she'll have heated water but I want to make sure its ready!!

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pictures please.
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yep. Water quality sounds good!

what all do you have in the tank for her to hide out in and whats the temp?

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OH I also forgot to say its a 5 gallon cycled tank :) and here are some pictures!

I'm growing more plants now :)



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20 gallon long with 2 new boys (divided)
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pictures please.

I just put two up

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yep. Water quality sounds good!

what all do you have in the tank for her to hide out in and whats the temp?
I have 5 plants and two fake with a hamster tube

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Female bettas/Meijers

Love the tank

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Love the tank
Thank you :) I'm defiantly glad to hear that!

So what should I name her?? I want it to be a big beautiful name


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Ok so I gave her over an hour with slowly adding in the water to get use to the tank (she's so tiny compared to the 5 gallon!!) Right now she's exploring every single millimeter of her tank and is defiantly enjoying the surrounding :)

I assume she's breathing heavy from swimming around so much but should I be worried?? I added AQ salt a few days ago before adding her and you guys see the testing results. Right now she's fastly swimming into the edge like she's wants more (which I can imagine she does want more) is that normal? I also would love to wait for a sale on the 20 long gallon tanks at petco so I could get one IF my mom said yes :)

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I added AQ salt a few days ago before adding her and you guys see the testing results.
Why did you add salt? And how much did you add?

Bettas are sensitive to salt. Too much can harm them.

If you used tap water, it will contain enough 'salt' for her. You do not need to add any more, unless you're treating a specific condition (such as fin rot, etc). And even then, she should only be in it for a few days.
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