Originally Posted by CitrusKnight
Yeah, my only problem is I don't have a thermometer. But I just got my paycheck, so I'm hoping to go out and buy one soon.
MORE TRIPS TO WALMART. WOOHOO.
Just return it. Those heaters are absolutley awful, they really are. Youre lucky if it keeps that tank above 72'F.
Get a thermometer when you return it.
Originally Posted by Pataflafla
What's the dosing for green tea in a betta tank to be used in place of oak leaves? I have decaf green tea/white tea. It is unsweetened. I plan to use in a quarter gallon hospital tank.
Decaf green tea should be presoaked in tank water or warm/hot dechlorinated water for long enough to get the water dark. Allow it to cool if its hot (to steep) and add into the tank bit by bit until its a light brown color. It may darken more after a time, so wait 10 minutes before each shot of it to see its true color.
The green tea is mostly to darken the water, it doesnt carry as great of medicinal benefits as does IAL or oak leaves. Still treat with an appropriate treatment for whatever ails the fish, dont rely on the tea to heal it.