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Old 08-19-2011, 08:06 PM   #2261 
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Hey guys, quick question. Everytime I do water changes, I have to use a net, which stresses Malfoy out to no end (and I don't blame him!) I've seen on here that people 'scoop' their fish out with a container but he never comes to the surface enough, not even if I drop a piece of food. He's suspicious, it's like he KNOWS I'm going to change the water. Any tidbits? I hate stressing the poor guy out.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #2262 
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Its just a waiting game. My boys KNOW its coming, and yet I can still get them. Distract him- tap the glass where he isnt looking and sneak up from behind.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:29 PM   #2263 
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Okay! Thanks for the advice, I'll give it a go next time and see how it works out.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:32 AM   #2264 
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mine are a tab bit reluctant to go in but they do come easy enough to the surface. i just use a toothpick or something i know they'll chase to lure them and wait for them to go in.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:42 PM   #2265 
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Is it weird that I never see his poo?
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:03 PM   #2266 
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Bettas are elusive poopers xD. Unless they're in a barebottom tank, you won't see poo, at least in my experience.

Question: What is the composition of AQ salt? Is it 100% NaCl? Evaporated seawater? Or something else. Can anybody with the box check for me?
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:55 PM   #2267 
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Quick question, how do you know when to replace the cartridge in your filter?
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #2268 
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(Just found out I'm getting a filter, so all my questions are answered for now!) :)
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Old 08-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #2269 
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bahamut, no idea...

striped, dont change the cartridge in a cycled tank. If the tank isn't cycled, then I would say once a month. If you don't know what the Nitrogen Cycle is, make sure you find out. How big is your tank??
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:02 PM   #2270 
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My tank is 5 gallons. I have heard of cycling but never understood it because it seems so complicated. :/ I have no idea what nitrogen cycling is either.
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