Thank you Bombalurina and Basement Betta. You guys are helping me stay calm.
So I finally got the kit and it has the high test in it. My tapwater tests at 8.8... So i got it down to 7.6 using the chemical, but I would rather do the natural method. None of my garden stores carry peat moss that has no fertelizer so I am looking online.
Is this what I need?: http://www.amazon.com/RZilla-11822-S...8160708&sr=1-3
Then ones I get it, how do I treat the water?
Can I just put a bunch of it in a mesh bag and keep it in the tank?
Alternatively, will a small piece of driftwood do, and if so, can i get a larger piece and hack it to smaller bits to fit my tank?
Which method do you recommend more?
My amonia still test at 0.5 but I will trust that the prime takes care of it, I just can't tell with the test.
I put the filter in the tank, i had to baffle it quite a bit as Guppy is a vailtail and he can't seem to handle the smallest current. Yesterday he had a hard time swimming up to the surface to breath.
He is a little better today which Ia m glad for but still has problems. I think that does not have much to do with the water, there might be something else at play there. I posted those in the emergency section, maybe if I handle one issue at a time it won't be so overwhelming.
Thanks you so much for your help, i really appreciate it. I hope one day to gain enough experience and know how to be able to help other new Betta parents like you guys are helping me. :)