*At Lostiethatlikesherbetta- Hates homework? My kind of betta! When I start to feel tired or I get frustrated enough to quit, Declan (who is next to Tsarina near my bed) gives me this pleading look, like he's encouraging me to keep going. He's such a sweet little guy!
*bniebetta-That's kinda why I moved Declan away from Neil's tank, kinda. Neil was getting antsy that his neighbor, Chappy, was too attentive to Dec, and had developed a habit of biting his tail :( I'm happy to report that he's much better now!
*At LittleBettaFish- Might I say that that is a most impressive set of shelves you've got there! :D Someday, I'd like to have something like that!
*Blue Fish-Wow! That's an awesome way to clean out your tanks! Since all mine are under 5 gallons, I don't have filters on them, but I do keep a strict cleaning schedule, with 100% water changes twice a week. Once everyone in in their respective temporary cups (I don't have anything bigger to keep them in during cleaning time) I drain the water out, and seep everything in a hot water bath for ten minutes. Then I drain it again, repeat, then remove everything from the tanks and wipe them down. Setting ornaments aside, I then proceed to clean the gravel out, and once that's done, I rearrange everything, fill it with water (while adding stresscoat and prime) and then place the tank back in it's original spot, plug the heater in, and let it sit and settle for 24 hours. My system isn't as sophisticated as yours, but it gets the job done, and creates a healthy environment, so it works for me! But I can't wait for my package of IAL to arrive! I've never used it before, so I hope my bettas will like it!