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Old 03-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #281 
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Ok, so, if I were to do a 100% wc every Monday and Thursday using stress coat, in a 1g heated, non filtered tank, would that be good? My betta lives in my office so I'm not around on weekends to clean him.
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Yes, that should be fine. Since the Stresscoat neutralizes ammonia for 24-48 hours (as Hallyx said,) that will keep the water in good shape between your 100% changes. Just try to baste out the poop and any excess food on Fridays, right before you leave work (maybe keep a turkey baster somewhere there) and you should be good to go until Monday:)
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Yes, that should be fine. Since the Stresscoat neutralizes ammonia for 24-48 hours (as Hallyx said,) that will keep the water in good shape between your 100% changes. Just try to baste out the poop and any excess food on Fridays, right before you leave work (maybe keep a turkey baster somewhere there) and you should be good to go until Monday:)
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Awesome. Thanks so much for your help!!! Any other good advice for keeping a good 1g?
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:45 AM   #284 
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Looks like everyone resolve their concerns:) I always follow all posts in this thread. Thank you futbol and Hallyx i am blushing and flattered:)
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #285 
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Please help. Need help with a cloudy tank

Not sure what is wrong or what to do to fix. My 2.5 gallon filtered split tank all of a sudden turned really cloudy and has green alge growing in it. I took the water to PetCo for testing and they said it is perfect. What is up with this?????
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:50 PM   #286 
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Thanks for all the information. Here is my new planted 10 gallon and my new sweet boy Nemo.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:38 AM   #287 
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Sorry no one responded back to you.

I'm not familiar with planted tanks (I have silk plants in mine) so I can't offer any advice to you. Maybe the algae is being caused by your live plants??

As long as your water tested out fine, and your Betta seems healthy, I wouldn't worry too much. Just maybe clean your tank out more often.

You could always start a thread about this in the diseases and emergency section- You will definitley get more responses there.

Your fish is very pretty-good luck!
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:36 PM   #288 
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Live plants usually help with the containment of algae by out competing for the available nutrients. How long are the lights on in the tank? Algae can be controlled by reducing the light and/or the nutrients available to them.

I've discovered that food that the fish doesn't eat will be come food for the plants and/or algae. If you treat the algae like you would a live plant it usually can be contained.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:32 AM   #289 
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Dena Nemo is beautiful ! Is he the one who was in that 2.5 gall tank?
How much water changes you planning to do in your 10 gall tank?
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #290 
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I have a 1.4 gal with a filter and a small java fern and I'm doing half water changes every two or three days. I use filtered tap water that's been left to stand for two or three days (I refill my pitcher after a water change), but no water conditioner. Is that about right? It seems to be keeping the tank clean and non-smelly so far, but I haven't had it long.
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