Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2012, 11:19 PM   #2711 
JKfish
Member
 
JKfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
A hospital tank would be a good idea. aquarium plants do not respond well to aquarium Salt, it will kill them.
JKfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 09:41 PM   #2712 
Rosso1011
Member
 
Rosso1011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
Do all males flare? My guy, Poseidon, doesn't seem to do a full flare. He'll do a full spread with his fins, but that's about it.
Rosso1011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #2713 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
What is he flaring at? If he's just swimming around, I wouldn't expect him to flare properly, but if you are showing him a mirror and he isn't flaring, perhaps he is just super chill.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #2714 
OMGemily
Member
 
OMGemily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Missouri
in your experience, whats the best brand for heaters? my topfin 50W doesnt seem to be working very steadily
OMGemily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #2715 
MaisyDawgThirteen
Member
 
MaisyDawgThirteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Do you have a 10 Gallon? I had a 50 watt pre-set topfin heater in mine. I upgraded to a adjustable 100 watt and it is WAY better.
MaisyDawgThirteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #2716 
Micho
Member
 
Micho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by OMGemily View Post
in your experience, whats the best brand for heaters? my topfin 50W doesnt seem to be working very steadily
Topfin, their line of heaters not really good.

Right now I have a Elite Submersible 50w Heater or the 100w one, can't remember, the Elite brand has the best line of heaters, so I recommend this brand.
Micho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #2717 
OMGemily
Member
 
OMGemily's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Missouri
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaisyDawgThirteen View Post
Do you have a 10 Gallon? I had a 50 watt pre-set topfin heater in mine. I upgraded to a adjustable 100 watt and it is WAY better.
i have a 5.5 (really only about 4.5) very inconsistent though :/ maybe because i dont have a filter??


Quote:
Originally Posted by Micho View Post
Topfin, their line of heaters not really good.

Right now I have a Elite Submersible 50w Heater or the 100w one, can't remember, the Elite brand has the best line of heaters, so I recommend this brand.
all my petsmart has are fluval, aqueon, biorbe, marina and topfin... any experience with any of those?
OMGemily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #2718 
Micho
Member
 
Micho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by OMGemily View Post
i have a 5.5 (really only about 4.5) very inconsistent though :/ maybe because i dont have a filter??




all my petsmart has are fluval, aqueon, biorbe, marina and topfin... any experience with any of those?
Hrm, I trust Fluval for sure, Aqueon, Marina, and Topfin I do not trust. I've had a Marina C10, it didn't work. Got another one, also didn't work, so I don't trust that brand for heaters, I've heard Topfin heaters shatter, so I wasn't willing to take the risk for their heaters. I would say Aqueon is okay, but I've also heard some horror stories with that brand.

Biorbe, no clue.

And yes, without a heater your water temperature may be uneven. Since the filter pushes water, and you're supposed to place the heater near water flow so the heat gets evenly distributed.
Micho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #2719 
Neil D
Member
 
Neil D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hiding from The Mods
Seems like we're on heaters here.

I have an Aqueon 50W heater in my 10g tank, and it keeps it at a steady 80*. Although, if the temperature of the house drops too much, the heater will have trouble keeping that temperature.
Neil D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #2720 
johnny151
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NJ
how do you add new water to a 10 gallon tank once performing a 20%-50% water change? do you put the new water in the tank and put in water conditioner? or do you have to sit it out with water conditioner added for a day then add the new water?
johnny151 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick Question CodeRed Betta Fish Care 10 07-30-2009 03:23 PM
Quick question. IonBaller07 Betta Fish Care 21 06-21-2009 05:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.