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Old 03-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #11 
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Patience is horrible during but worth it at the end
thanks everyone!!! and i just hope my cycling is done in the next week :3.
also, i have a problem. i recently bought a bee hive cave from Petsmart and put it in the cycling tank.... the paint is now bubbling and will eventually peel off(from other telling me that their's peeled after a while). if i remove the bee hive cave and put in a new just bought cave.... will it interupt the cycle?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:38 PM   #12 
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Patience is horrible during but worth it at the end
thanks everyone!!! and i just hope my cycling is done in the next week :3.
also, i have a problem. i recently bought a bee hive cave from Petsmart and put it in the cycling tank.... the paint is now bubbling and will eventually peel off(from other telling me that their's peeled after a while). if i remove the bee hive cave and put in a new just bought cave.... will it interupt the cycle?
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i think you need to remove it, and you will lose some BB ...this may lengthen your cycling time.

there is a thread by Callistra on it. The paint may be toxic as it bubbles and peels. not a good thing to leave in the tank, try putting some Prime into the water after you remove the decor to elminate the metal and toxic stuff from the leaching of the paint.

This is from her signature link:
http://pinterest.com/pin/245657354646441932/

about paint chipping off:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....=0#post1397220
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:48 PM   #13 
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okay i will remove it once i'm done making my corn chowder
is this bee hive brand (top fin) the same one that is using dangerous metals? and also, what bad brands should i look out for when i go to buy a new cave?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #14 
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okay i returned the bee hive cave and bought a new barrel cave that my dad sanded down for me so it's "betta rips" free

it's a completely different material that is like my neon cave
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:04 PM   #15 
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today is day 29!!! nitrites still not decreasing and nitrAtes not increasing.... should i do a water change now?
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what are the test reading?
Are you low on ammonia?
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We also recently purchased a Beehive cave from petsmart as well as a Princess castle in pink and purple that did the same bubbling and peeling off of paint, they are going back to Petsmart friday. Petsmart said they would take them back even though I lost the receipt and agreed that it should not be happening.
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what are the test reading?
Are you low on ammonia?
As of me testing my parameters at 4:50pm today:
Ammo- .50ppm
Nitrites: 5ppm
NitrAtes: 5ppm
Theyre always like this when my ammo decreases.
I actually decided to do a small WC and
I just bumped my ammo back up some more at 7pm.
Havent checked my meters since.
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