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Old 05-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #1391 
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I turned the light off early today and I will change the timer to 10. My tank is 5 gal. and I keep the temp at 78-80F .

Will washing and scrubbing everything off work, if it is the light?
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #1392 
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A good cure is a good cleaning out. Dont mess around with any kind of chemical algae remover or anything. Water changes help, too!

Thanks! I have to do a water change tomorrow anyway. So I was take everything out tomorrow and clean it. :)
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:05 PM   #1393 
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my room is hot, is the temp at 84 degrees super- horrible for my fish? it only gets this way at the peak of afternoon!
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:08 PM   #1394 
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Not super hot, but not the greatest. Try aiming a small fan on low over the top of the water during the hottest parts of the day. Add back in any water it might lose.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:51 AM   #1395 
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What is the minimum amount of gallons that a king betta would need? I am thinking of getting one to put in my 15 split 3 ways. So would 5 gallon be enough?
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #1396 
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tsoto, 2.5 gallons is the minimum, but you have to keep in mind that bettas prefer horizontal space versus vertical space. If the dividers make it so they have to swim up and down to get air more than side to side, it's not as ideal as if they had more horizontal swimming space.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:02 PM   #1397 
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tsoto, 2.5 gallons is the minimum, but you have to keep in mind that bettas prefer horizontal space versus vertical space. If the dividers make it so they have to swim up and down to get air more than side to side, it's not as ideal as if they had more horizontal swimming space.
still undecided if I am going to get another betta. I thought kings would need more room since they are bigger.....I dunno may wait for awhile cause Valentino didnt make it....guess all his problems caught up to him....I tried though
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I'm sorry, I thought you were just asking about regular bettas! Kings need a minimum of 5 gallons since they are so large. Sorry about that.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:54 PM   #1399 
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Another cycling question, sorry, my tank seems to be going through the strangest cycle.

So I tested the water today, ammonia is at 0, nitrites are at 2 and nitrates are at around 20. However, yesterday the nitrates were up at around 40. Is it normal for the nitrates to drop like this as the cycle progresses?

If this tank doesn't finish it's cycle soon I'm going to go nuts.
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I hope its got no fish in it!! D:

Nitrates should never be above 20ppm.

I cant really say, though I do know that "young" tanks can be "moody", hah. They do strange things, which is why its good to monitor it.
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