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Old 08-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #2281 
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Mine is ^_^ but its not in any sunlight...
What if the tank is in indirect sunlight? Like I keep the side of the window farthest from Pierre open, so the sun doesn't really hit his tank but you can still see it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:23 PM   #2282 
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HMm, that may improve conditions...
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:00 AM   #2283 
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What if the tank is in indirect sunlight? Like I keep the side of the window farthest from Pierre open, so the sun doesn't really hit his tank but you can still see it.
Do you have a light on the tank? If you have it on for too long that might be your problem. Try to keep it on less than 12 hours a day. I know that logically (at least this happens to me) you think that there is no way you could possibly have it one for more than 12 hours, but before I had plants my lights were on for 14-16 hours a day.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:20 AM   #2284 
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Yeah...I kinda forgot to ask that...*headdesk*
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:04 AM   #2285 
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LOL it's ok Neil. No I don't have a light for his tank so I'm sure it was just the light from the window. I've covered the side of the window nearest the tank tho so I'll just see if that works. ^^
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^.^ hope it does...
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #2287 
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is there any alternative to epsom salt? i cant find any unscented locally, my parents are returning soon from New York. ive asked them to get some unscented epsom. i havent yet found out if they got it but i'll need a plan b if they didnt. fasting my DT betta isnt an option. he bites his tail too much if he doesnt get any food around 8pm before sleep time. he's a bit bloated but nothing catastrophic.
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@Nel: I'm not aware of anything that is similar to epsom salt in that fashion, but a lot of people use daphnia as a laxative for fish.
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Question: I noticed that whenever I siphon water out of the tank, I see tons of gunk just swirling around in the water, is that normal? And there's so much of it that it's still there when I add the new water..
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nel: And if you are like me, and can't find daphnia, frozen brine shrimp also work as a laxative, if not as well as daphnia.
So basically get one of those things and stop feeding any other food. You can do this alone or in addition to epsom salts. Good luck!
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