Long time no see, eh?
Honeycomb and Casper are doing great! Honeycomb is his usually macho/grumpy self, hating on the filter and flaring. Casper acts like a little dog, and has marbled into an almost completely black betta. In the 10 gallon i added this beautiful jade buddha statue, along with 2 meters:
-One that measures LIVE free ammonia and free ammonia spikes
-Two, a pH LIVE measure-meter that is supposed to detect pH spikes,etc.
My Free ammonia has remained at a constant 0ppm, but the pH has remained at this deep color red, not present on the color chart. I read some reviews online and other users are having the same issue.
Here is what i am using:
I got these to help me as a visual reprentation need to know when to change the water, how much, if it spiked, etc.
I have got and OK on getting the peppered cories! My petsmart seems to be the only one that carries them, and everytime im there getting tortoise supplies i check them out. The cories are always in great conditon and very lively!
I was going to get 3 with twice weekly water changes.
As many of you know, i have a high pH of 7.8-8.2 and somewhat akaline water. I have natural sand, a betta(obviously), a top fin HOB filter and a submersible heater.
Have any of you kept cories in these conditions?
Have they lived happily?
Also, what do feed them? Pellets? Wafers?
The biggest Q of all(bear with me, here)
-I want to make sure they ARE acclimated before i introduce them to the tank, so here's what i was thinking:
1)dump fish into large 5 gallon bucket(will it be too shallow?)
2) tie knot in airline tubing and drain from tank
3)adjust flow by tightening or loosening knot
Is this even correct?
Do i have to buy the tubing?
Also, i am going to call my local Petsmart today to ask them what their pH in these tanks are (if they even know LOL) , but last time i checked with them, they didnt know(of course). But, i think that the water chemistry would be the same if the didnt add anything because they are so close to my house, am i correct?
YOU MADE IT THROUGH!
Congrats, this post is over LOL!
Thanks for all the help everybody, and new pics coming soon!