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Old 09-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #11 
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #12 
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Do you need a heater when cycling? I know it adds to the surface area for good BBs or whatever there called. But, I just realized, i am down a heater now. Is it okay to just leave my Betta in a 1 gal with out a heater?
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Leave the heater with the Betta as long as the cycleing aquarium stays reasonably warm it won't stop the showk.

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The heater is in the cycling tank, note that this tank contains high amounts of ammonia. Is it okay to just rinse thoroughly and put it bank in the tank. My greatest concern.
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:31 AM   #15 
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Just rinse it and put it with your fish. He has priority. Up to 84*, the warmer you can keep the cycling tank, the faster the bacteria will grow. Also, run your filter on high and keep the tank dark. Make sure that the filter is causing ripples or splashing.

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Just rinse it and put it with your fish. He has priority. Up to 84*, the warmer you can keep the cycling tank, the faster the bacteria will grow. Also, run your filter on high and keep the tank dark. Make sure that the filter is causing ripples or splashing.
I havn't used the heater in the 1 gal for a couple days now. I am having problems with a sick fish and I am thinking about using my adjustable heater to warm him up a bit. Since I only have 2 heaters and 1 is adjustable the sick fish will get the adjustable thermostat heater. Uhm... so that brings me to wonder if I would be alright with the 1 gal with no heater and keeping a heater and the cycling tank. I did leave the baffle off for max flow :)
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Wherever your fish is, that's where the good heater goes. You can use the other heater to help the cycle. Temp is not critical.
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Wherever your fish is, that's where the good heater goes. You can use the other heater to help the cycle. Temp is not critical.
Sorry, Im still confused. I have two fish lol. I ordered another heater and another thermometer to remove this scenario :)
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I am having trouble deciphering the color matching.

Obviously Nitrite reads as 0 ppm. However, I can't tell if the Ammonia is reading 1.0 ppm or 4.0 ppm. Which makes all the difference in the world.

These pictures were taken within seconds of each other at the 5 minute mark.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #20 
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Okay I feel stupid. When its up on my computer I can see it a little better. I know its not 1.0 ppm ammonia. But now I am wondering if its 2.0 ppm or 4.0 ppm.
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