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Old 08-20-2008, 01:22 PM   #1 
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My betta tank sprung a leak!

What a nice thing to wake up to in the morning. I put him in a little fish bowl for now with the remaining water from his tank. I bought him a new tank and filled it with new conditioned water and the rest of the water that was already in his old tank. I left the media in the filter and just plugged it in for the new tank. So right now I still have him in his "torture chamber" bowl while the new tank is running for a while. My question is: How long should I wait to add him back into his new tank?
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:08 PM   #2 
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if you have transfered everything from his old tank
to the new one,and the water is up to the right temp,
then put him in.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:45 PM   #3 
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thats terrible!!!
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Old 08-21-2008, 12:20 AM   #4 
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Yikes! At least you caught it before it drained completely.

I agree - if you can transfer the substrate, decorations and the filter as well as some of the water, you're really just performing a big water change, so I see no harm in adding him as soon as the temperature is good. You might want to keep an eye on ammonia and nitrite levels though, since you might lose a decent amount of bacteria during the tank change.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!
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