Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #71 
Artist with a betta
Member
 
Artist with a betta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Earth
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldfishlady View Post
Depending on stocking level and how well the apons are doing-you may only need to make 1-50% weekly on the 10gal unfiltered tank-If its stocked with only a Betta along with 5 active growing apons-the plants should produce enough oxygen to support any BB that colonizes to help with any water quality issues.
I've only got Vinny in there but I'm thinking about a snail and so far all the apons are doing great.
Artist with a betta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #72 
lf0210
New Member
 
lf0210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Thanks for this info!!!!!!!
lf0210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #73 
katmandew
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
I thoroughly cleaned my tank and decorations yesterday and about 8 hours ago I refilled it and added a couple drops of ammonia to start a fishless cycle. Referring back to my original post on here, this is my first tank and due to some misinformation by Petsmart my first Betta died in three days :( From the good people on here I learned to cycle my tank first and to purchase the API Mater test kit. I just did the tests just to see and I'm wondering how can my results be so good? Am I testing to early? should I have waited 24 hours? It looks like the ammonia is on the .25 side, PH test was 7.6, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0. Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
katmandew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #74 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
katmandew-why don't you start a new thread on your fishless cycle if you haven't already and add-Tank size, substrate, additives used, type of filter, live plants-if any and if you do plan on live plants-include light info and number/species of plants and finial stocking plan.
Date started, ammonia source, type of testing products and a base line water prams on your source water-with and without the normal additives you use.

I will watch for your new thread....
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 01:05 PM   #75 
shawnee
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA In the us i do ship
thought i could be sim ple
shawnee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #76 
shawnee
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: MA In the us i do ship
dont most people know that it is the key
shawnee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 07:11 PM   #77 
Kbud
New Member
 
Kbud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NY State (not the city)
thank you so much! I suddenly don't feel totally in the dark about caring for my betta in his planted 1 gallon tank. Which plants do you recommend to neutralize/convert ammonia. I need them to be effective in my tank!
Kbud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #78 
Oldfishlady
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Stem plants and floating plants are great for smaller tanks-they are big eater and grow fast to help with water quality issues-as well as easy to keep small enough by trimming.

Your lights are what will determine how well they will do.
Oldfishlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #79 
Kbud
New Member
 
Kbud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NY State (not the city)
Thanks! Beautiful avatar by the way...
Kbud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #80 
BettaGurl79
New Member
 
BettaGurl79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Connecticut
Thanks for making a cycling tank less scary. I was giving myself a slight case of anxiety before reading this thread.
BettaGurl79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me!!! The nitrogen cycle AaryonN Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 4 08-06-2010 10:22 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.