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Old 09-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #2421 
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I should think so. Normally that size tank is pretty small to divide, but if it's only temporary I think it would be okay. If the tank is tall rather than wide it might create some oddly-shaped spaces, but as long as they could get to the top for air I don't see why it wouldn't work.

awesome, thankyou! :*
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:18 PM   #2422 
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Nel: you were adding 1 tsp per liter, which is 4 tsps per gallon. That is waaaaaay too much. 3 is pretty much as high as you'll ever need to go. Treating mild fin rot would only require 1 tsp per gallon, if any at all. The excess salt probably is what did it.

SKA: 2-3 pellets twice aday is the appropriate ammount.

Bresn, unfortunatey, you've got that wrong. if there was a pellet large enough to feed only one twice a day, then the poor bettas wouldn't even be able to fit it down their throat.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:45 PM   #2423 
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Nel: you were adding 1 tsp per liter, which is 4 tsps per gallon. That is waaaaaay too much. 3 is pretty much as high as you'll ever need to go. Treating mild fin rot would only require 1 tsp per gallon, if any at all. The excess salt probably is what did it.

SKA: 2-3 pellets twice aday is the appropriate ammount.

Bresn, unfortunatey, you've got that wrong. if there was a pellet large enough to feed only one twice a day, then the poor bettas wouldn't even be able to fit it down their throat.
thank you JKfish, the 50wc worked very well. the damage has stopped spreading. i though i had it right, guess i was wrong.

edit: i wrote down the epsom dosage wrong. i put 3 tsp for the 2.5g. the main areas affected were bitten areas and recent regrowth.

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #2424 
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Should I even attempt at cycling a 2.1g?
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:03 AM   #2425 
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Quick question: Can you cycle a tank with a filter that only has the fuzzy filter cartridge, or do you need one with a bio-filter stage? Sorry if this doesn't make sense, idk how else to explain :S
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:06 AM   #2426 
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guys, would putting two dividers in a ten gal work?
ie three sections
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #2427 
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Would a turkey baster work as an acceptable gravel siphon substitute?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #2428 
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Nel: you were adding 1 tsp per liter, which is 4 tsps per gallon. That is waaaaaay too much. 3 is pretty much as high as you'll ever need to go. Treating mild fin rot would only require 1 tsp per gallon, if any at all. The excess salt probably is what did it.

SKA: 2-3 pellets twice aday is the appropriate ammount.

Bresn, unfortunatey, you've got that wrong. if there was a pellet large enough to feed only one twice a day, then the poor bettas wouldn't even be able to fit it down their throat.
I forget about that.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:37 PM   #2429 
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My girl Starscream is really aggressive around the other girls (all the other girls, no matter who is new and who isn't) but I've also noticed she's gotten really plump in the belly. I know some animals get more aggressive when they're getting ready to lay eggs, but I'm not sure if she's got eggs or if she's just been getting fed too much (My roommate and I try to tell each other "Oh I fed the fish" but sometimes things get miscommunicated). She doesn't seem to like picking her food off the bottom of the tank, though, so I didn't think she was eating that much - she lets pellets and freeze-dried bloodworms sink to the bottom and then ignores them, and I never see her eat the fallen ones. We have boys on either side of the girl tank because the girls seem to give the boys something to look at during the day when we're at work.

Okay so rambling aside, basically what I'm asking is Do females get more aggressive and territorial when they're getting ready to drop eggs or is she just being a bully and needs her own tank? And how can you tell if it's eggs or if she's just fat?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:08 PM   #2430 
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Should I even attempt at cycling a 2.1g?
I personally wouldn't. You CAN, but you'd have to personally monitor the levels almost daily as to not take out too much ammonia to starve your bacteria. You can have the filter there, but I wouldn't count on it cycling. Having live plants helps keep it a tad more stable though.

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Quick question: Can you cycle a tank with a filter that only has the fuzzy filter cartridge, or do you need one with a bio-filter stage? Sorry if this doesn't make sense, idk how else to explain :S
Yes, provided it is big enough for a stable cycle (generally 5 gallons+) or you are in the same situation as Cinnamee above. Bacteria will grow on just about anything :)

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guys, would putting two dividers in a ten gal work?
ie three sections
I have seen set ups with 3 dividers, so I don't see why not. However for this set up, some people use additional filters to take care of the extra bioload.

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Would a turkey baster work as an acceptable gravel siphon substitute?
It is difficult to use, but I have read others recommending it. Make sure it is washed WITHOUT soap and left to air dry.
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