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Old 07-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #11 
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I'm doing a fishless cycle; I'm just opting to use ammonia rather than fish food. It's more structured. About 4 drops per gallon. With just kind of testing and trying it out, I'd be misreble trying to make it hit 4, where it's supposed to be. I'd freak out if it went over 5, as well. So, that's why I decided to use the pure ammonia things.

Oh, and I have a new list and a new schedule. (because I'm bored, it's the fourth of July, and I'm back from a party...and yeah, I got nothing to do.)

Tomorrow I'm getting (for cycling):
1. the Aquarium (might be 5 gallons instead of 6; I've been checking out prices and 5 seems to be a better deal)
2. Gravel
3. Filter if I don't get the aquarium kit with the filter included
4. Heater (5 watts per gallon)
5. Thermometer
6. Dechlorinator (without the term "neutralizes ammonia" or it'll screw with the testing)
7. Test kit
8. Pure ammonia (also called Clear ammonia; no ingredients other than ammonia and water)
9. Decorations, places to hide
10. Silk plants

And then after it cycles I'm getting:
1. Betta food (suggestions would be nice)
2. Bloodworms or brine shrimp as treats
3. Tube siphon
4. Algea scraper (would be handy)
5. FISH!

Okay, moving onto daily/weekly scheduling:
1. Feed twice daily, around 3-4 pellets of food.
2. Twice a week, feed bloodworms or brine shrimp instead of the pellets.
3. Once a week, do the 25% water change with the siphon-ing.
4. BE HAPPY WITH FISH. :D

Is that schedule/list good? Do I need to add anything? Am I forgeting something important? If so, TELL ME. lol I can't figure it out completely on my own.
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:10 PM   #12 
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One more thing that kinda goes with #4....RELAX. This is supposed to be fun :)

Excellent list though :)
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:48 AM   #13 
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lol I have issues with that sometimes. (breathe in, breathe out. breathe in, breathe out.) ...Yes. I have an irrational fear (even thought I've nearly memorized this list) of forgetting things. Even if I have a list. EDIT: Oh, I am happy. I love making lists...and taking care of small animals.

I'm glad I have everything on the list. :D
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:46 AM   #14 
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I feel that- you should see my lists planning my fish shelf! I'm sooo ADD so if I didn't make lists I would surely forget something important.

The list sounds very good. As for dechlorinators, I'd recommend Prime (made by Seachem). You should be able to pick it up just about anywhere as it's a pretty widely distributed brand. It removes heavy metals and chloramine as well as chlorine, which is important. It's also super concentrated so the 100 ML bottle will last you basically the life of your fish.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:54 PM   #15 
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I will write that down.
And I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to have a list taped on my forehead to function properly.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:10 PM   #16 
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6 gallons nice you can get one of those cleaner fish or 2 mollies umm i think im pretty sure correct me if im wrong im sorry but i think your betta would enjoy some caompany :)
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #17 
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Not sure I'd put live bearers in with a betta. They'll breed too much and overstock the tank.

Any updates?!
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