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Old 11-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #21 
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It's the KollerCraft Aquaview 360 aquarium. The LED light is on the top. When I do the next 100% water change, I'll pull out the filter.

I use Sparklett's Water with Minerals Added. I looked online at the ingredients and proportions of the water. Like I said, the tap water here is gross. It's slightly yellow. I don't trust it at all.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #22 
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I am pretty sure slightly yellow is full of ammonia like urine.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:52 AM   #23 
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Hi Amazon.. glad to see he is doing better. Your set up seems just fine, along with our feeding.
A 3 gallon won't cycle the same as a larger tank, so you don't need to worry about that. Just as long as you do your weekly water changes then you shouldn't have any problems. Here is a guide about water changes that may help you.
They require a day/night schedule like us to keep them healthy - not to mention you don't want the lights on for too long otherwise you will start having algae issues. Normally 10-12 hrs of light is good for them per day. The indirect sunlight is just fine.



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I have heard undergravel filters encourage fin rot.
No... bacteria and unkept water along with a damaged fin encourages fin rot :)

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I am pretty sure slightly yellow is full of ammonia like urine.
lol huh? I don't think the yellow from his tap has anything to do with ammonia, especially urine o.O

As long as you're adding in the minerals then you can use the bottled water..

You are doing just fine as a betta owner :)
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I was just guessing because from what I have seen bad water is yellow.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:08 AM   #25 
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Ammonia and the nitros are crystal clear/invisible.. yellow water may be bad, but not for any of the reasons you may think. I don't blame Amazon for not wanting to use yellow water though.
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I agree and thank you for correcting me.
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Thanks so much! I am breathing a little easier. He seems to be active during the day and then calms down and sleeps a lot at night. And I figure if I don't drink the tapwater, I can't ask a fish to live in it.
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I am okay with Carter getting tap water our dog gets it and my fish gets it.
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