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Old 03-13-2013, 10:01 PM   #31 
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blackwater?

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PS "Blackwater" would help immensely here, bettas are a low-light fish.
I figured thats what happened, so i removed the light bulb and just have him with the light from my room. I was just wondering if there was a less intense bulb for that tank or if just having him chill with lights on when im in the room is ok?

I know they're low light fish but what is blackwater?
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water with tannins from driftwood, oak leaves, or Indian Almond leaves. It looks like tea if you let it get too dark. But it's their natural habitat.



Ambient light from the room should be sufficient, and more comfortable.
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water with tannins from driftwood, oak leaves, or Indian Almond leaves. It looks like tea if you let it get too dark. But it's their natural habitat.



Ambient light from the room should be sufficient, and more comfortable.
ohh interesting. Thank you!! Much appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:32 PM   #34 
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hey noticed this thread about the mini bow. I have the 2.5 and just wondering does your filter make a loud humming noise? is that normal?
Yes, mine hums, but not loud at all.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:23 AM   #35 
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You're welcome!
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #36 
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Yes it's enough, since you are using the filter.

I was just told by someone else that this is NOT enough water changes.

I am very confused.
Go here if you haven't already. She is the master.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=115758
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I have found my 2.5 minibow VERY prone to algae. I'm going to shut it down & have on hand as a QT tank.

My filter housing is filled w/ baby ramshorn snails, as well. I'm not complaining, I just want them for food for the fish + cleanup crew. I put the filter in the 29 gallon and all the baby snails went into that tank. I changed the filter. Not too lang after, more babies! I don't want to kill the babies when I shut the tank down, but I don't know how to get them all out. I can put the filter housing in a mild chlorine dip, but I hate to waste good snails.
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