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Old 11-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #11 
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I have always forgot cycling.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #12 
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Again, I'm so sorry for your loss.

But... Do you think you're ready for a new fish? You'd want to cycle your tank first, but do you still want another betta? It might be too soon, or you just want to leave. But I have to tell you, if you take proper care of them, it's really rewarding.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #13 
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Cycling tanks these days is easier than ever.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:24 PM   #14 
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I do want another fish, but I will wait for my tank to cycle this time before I get another one. I really enjoyed watching and taking care of Dudley and want to try again. How should I go about cycling my tank properly? Also, is petsmart a good place to buy fish or should I find somewhere else? I really want to be successful with my fish this time.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #15 
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If you can get organic raw shrimp or fish food adding them helps cycling.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #16 
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I'm surprised no one's asked this yet, but when you washed everything, you didn't use soap did you?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #17 
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Step by step how to cycle : http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=111960
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:31 PM   #18 
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If you add plenty of live plants that should help.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #19 
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Thanks for the link lexylex! Very helpful. And no, I did not use soap when I washed everything. Should I remove all of the water and rinse everything to clean it before trying to cycle then get a new fish since a fish died in there?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #20 
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You could get some anarchis or marimo.
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