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Old 12-16-2010, 08:11 AM   #461 
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(Also using API liquid test kit. Don't seem to have edit button to add that to last post.)
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #462 
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leave it be :) How big is your rotting shrimp? If it's sort of small, you might want to toss in another shrimp to help it. Don't worry, your first cycle is going to be rather slow. It took me about a month to properly cycle my first tank.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:19 AM   #463 
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My shrimp was probably about 3" long when it was fresh. Thanks for the reply. It's hard to be patient, but I want to do this right so I'll wait. My kids are surprisingly good with waiting.
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:17 PM   #464 
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Quick question... I need to clean everything, and I've got what I want cleaned in my 2.5 gallon water bucket. How much vinegar would I have to add to properly clean it?
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How often do I need to clean a five gallon tank with no filter? Does it need 100% changes or is 50% okay?
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:35 PM   #466 
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I would clean it 100% once a week.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:03 AM   #467 
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Will the metal on my pickle jar that I'm using as a baffle rust?

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:10 PM   #468 
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leave it be :) How big is your rotting shrimp? If it's sort of small, you might want to toss in another shrimp to help it. Don't worry, your first cycle is going to be rather slow. It took me about a month to properly cycle my first tank.
It's been a month and nothing has changed. My Ammonia level is consistent so I guess I really need to go get another shrimp. I'm quite discouraged at this point. If I can ever get a detectable nitrite level, does anyone know if it's quicker to see nitrates than it was to go from ammonia to nitrites?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #469 
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1) Why can you only feed bloodworms to your fish only 2 to 3 times a week?
2) Should I used tap or bottled water for my Betta? I use water conditioner.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:28 AM   #470 
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1- I believe they lack the essential vitamins and nutrients the betta needs to stay healthy. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)

2- Doesn't really matter, I use both and have not seen any differences personality-wise, color-wise, behaviour-wise, etc. I still use a bit of conditioner for the bottled water though.

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