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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Hello from New Zealand

New to this forum and ready to take a leap at Betta fish again,
this time i'm ready to do it properly.

Any way, i am 15 year old student from Auckland, newzealand. currently struggling against the pile of home work from school, darn thoses book are heavy.
currently studying at year 11:
IGCSE BIology, chemicstry, english, business, and the annoying pre-U math course(As+A level)
Good thing that my BIo teacher kees tropcial fish as well, got my eyes on his water plants and frys he's breeding :P

Now armed with a 90 liter aquarium and some old equipments, i shall embark on this betta journey.


................then i made the old mistake of not planning. (--')

-didn't bother to use Ro DI unit
-brought the betta before i even coverted the tank into fresh water XD
-added water before adding substrate,-now how do i add soil ><

180Liter-reef tank &200Liter sump
http://s1049.photobucket.com/albums/...marine%20fish/
90Liter- currently have only plants
200 liter-betta tank.- just started.

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Wow....90 liters? That's 23 gallons about, correct? Sounds amazing!

You'll have redo the tank unfortunately. Its easy to get excited and buy a new betta quickly, many people realise only after their purchase that they forgot something! Good luck on your betta keeping.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, how are the betta fish kept in New Zealand stores? Are they in cups? Tanks?

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Wow....90 liters? That's 23 gallons about, correct? Sounds amazing!

You'll have redo the tank unfortunately. Its easy to get excited and buy a new betta quickly, many people realise only after their purchase that they forgot something! Good luck on your betta keeping.

Also, if you don't mind me asking, how are the betta fish kept in New Zealand stores? Are they in cups? Tanks?
The LFS in New zealand are generaly more responsible in pet health due to strict enviromental and animal protection policies.But they are still pretty slack on IDing the fish though.
All the stores i have been to keep the males in 3 gallon~ 2 gallon slots in divided tanks. while the females are kept in 40 gallon tanks with tetras, pleco.etc.


yep, i have to redo the tank (--'). I forgot to wash off the salt creep ,so i reckon my tanks a bit salty right now. Good thing i have spare tanks to house my fish if i need to fix some thing.

180Liter-reef tank &200Liter sump
http://s1049.photobucket.com/albums/...marine%20fish/
90Liter- currently have only plants
200 liter-betta tank.- just started.
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Hey! New Zealand, I wanna go there so bad.
Don't worry.. we all get a little too eager sometimes, and bring fish home with no idea of what to do with them. :p
Also you don't have to use an RO unit for your betta, unless your hardness is at like 30dH. But if you have it already might as well use it.

taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.
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Hey! New Zealand, I wanna go there so bad.
Don't worry.. we all get a little too eager sometimes, and bring fish home with no idea of what to do with them. :p
Also you don't have to use an RO unit for your betta, unless your hardness is at like 30dH. But if you have it already might as well use it.

RIght now i'm just using the Di unit for my betta...
yep, just suddenly got a brain wave and went eagerly to do it and rush it ><

180Liter-reef tank &200Liter sump
http://s1049.photobucket.com/albums/...marine%20fish/
90Liter- currently have only plants
200 liter-betta tank.- just started.
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Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping...

Look forward to hearing about your Betta keeping adventures and seeing pic....

Enjoy your stay...

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