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Old 08-15-2013, 11:10 PM   #21 
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Least it won't be so bare when the plants come!

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:19 PM   #22 
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Yay, plants! Excited for you.

71F is warmer than what he was in before, so he must be loving the warmer temperature. Just wait till it gets to 78F+! His fins will grow back in no time.

Btw, are you putting cold water in the tank? You can just put 78F conditioned water from the tap. You don't have to get cold water, then wait for it to heat up!
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Yeah was just using cold water, as it was all cold anyway!! But I'll definately remember that for next time! Should hit 79 by the time I get home and I really hope the fins grow back soon too!
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Yeah, next time just add 78F water! You don't have to wait at all. And, I'm guessing you're doing 50% water changes per week? Just add the same temperature water back in. Adding cold water might give him shock, even if it is diluted.

Let us know what the temperature is when you get back.
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Was sitting at a beautiful 79 when I got home and Electro looks very happy indeed, very active. I bumped it up to regulate at 82 F already. I think you were right about the extra space.. he seems to be just swimming happily today, like he's doing it cos he can!

Looking forward to the next step forward and doing plants and lights! Just hope the testing part shows everything is ok.

Yes I am doing 50% water change every week, I've put it in in my diary to remind me every Friday is water change day. Was pretty gross when I changed the water today, even though it looked clean you could tell it was gunky, probably from the plant more than anything. I can see why you need a 50% change anyway.
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Glad to hear the temperature is good. He definitely is appreciating his extra space!
Can't wait to watch your tank develop with plants. I love planted tanks :D
Keep up with the good work
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Thanks Mar.. and thanks for all the helpfulness! Tank is now at 82 F A day spent on it but success!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #28 
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Hahah no problem! When I started fish keeping, I also used cold water and had to wait hours for it to heat up.
Did you take any pics of your betta?
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Not any up close!! You can kind of see him in the tank.. but he's too disfigured to show off yet *cries* when he heals I will post some!!

I checked out your fish and tanks.. wow. The blue marble one (avatar) is just amazing. x
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:17 AM   #30 
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Lol oh gosh, those aquariums are so bad looking there xD
Forgot to update them!
But thanks!
Marine's my pride and joy :D Love him lots!
I posted some pics i Just took in my journal if you want to take a look! He's changed so much.

Dw Loz! No one here is gonna judge him! We all understand you're taking good care of him and his disfigurements aren't your fault :)
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