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Old 04-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #11 
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do you use stress coat when you change the water?
That may help if you don't have any.
And I hope you don't keep him in too small a cup when you change his water. That may be freaking him out too.
Sounds to me like he's biting his own tail. But that's just my opinion.
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Yes, I do use stress coat and the cup is big. It's alot bigger than the ones they store them in at stores.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:12 PM   #13 
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You don't need real filter cartridges. Next time on your trip to the pet store, (after you decide on a filter), buy some sponges. Or even at the dollar store. Stick these into the filter. Filter cartridges are wastes of money, unless you actually need carbon for some reason...the only good carbon does is remove medication. When you buy your sponges, cut as necessary, and stick them into wherever the filter cartridge should go. These last months. Clean as necessary in old tank water during water changes...that's it. And plus, they are great for the good bacteria :)
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Also, if a filter is too strong and you cannot physically slow it down, you make a buffer for it. Either using sponge, pantyhose, water bottle (google it up if you want), you can slow it down this way.
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