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Old 09-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #1 
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New Tiny Male Pix & Tank Set Up & ?'s ....

Here he is

How long can I keep the filter off? The petstore is closed today & he's fighting the current
from the 3G Marineland. In another thread some folks said it wouldn't cycle, however I didn't make
clear it already tested positive for good bacteria presence.

You can see I put 2 plants & a decoration to buffer the intake, plus
a floating Betta Log to divert the outflow.

He went in his log! It was so cute.
He was flaring at his reflection like crazy, so I moved his tank to the living room next to the danio tank...Can he see them through acrylic??

I did a water change so I could move the tank (about 50%).(lol yes I'm a 90lb weakling)

On with the pix...he looks white/pastel under the store lights. Something to keep in mind
future owners.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #2 
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Here he is hiding in the outflow filter...LOL....Silly...
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:00 PM   #3 
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bettas do not need fliters so you can turn it off for as long as u want
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #4 
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You can keep it off as long as you want, but if you want to cycle your tank you will need the filter. I'd suggest building a baffle out of a water bottle.. just do a search on this site of how to built one, it's very easy and will relieve a lot of the flow :) He's a cute little guy!
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:46 PM   #5 
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Aw! So tiny! He's really nice looking, though, I'll be he grows up to be a real stunner. :)
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #6 
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Awww, what a cutie!! Reminds me a little bit of the new guy I just brought home.-pokes avatar-
I bet in a couple weeks of warm, clean water he'll color up nicely ;)

You don't have to have the filter on, but you'll need to do full water changes about twice a week in a 3 gallon if you don't want to. If you'd rather cycle and eventually just be able to do weekly partial water changes, head over to google and search "Cycling with fish" or something of that nature. :)
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:19 AM   #7 
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Ok cool, I got a water bottle and some rubber bands, I'm going to make a baffle for him today.
Reverse osmosis system installed :) Now he can have the best water I ever tasted. lol Spoiled fish!
I have to half his pellets bc I think they are too big for his mouth yet...awww
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #8 
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Remember that if you use RO water, you will have to get a remineralizing product such as Seachem Equilibrium or Kent's R/O Right--RO water is too pure and lacks sufficient buffering capacity and essential minerals.

Your little guy is adorable--I'm trying to imagine how tiny he must be to fit in the outflow chamber, lol.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:03 PM   #9 
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Oh wow! Didn't know that...Thanks for the info!

Can I use this Kent Marine Essential Elements by any chance?
The ingredients are....Contents:
Inorganic mineral salts of aluminum, boron, bromine, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, potassium, selenium, sulfur, strontium, tin, vanadium, and zinc in a base containing deionized water and EDTA.

It says for Marine tanks though...Not being cheap, lol..just thought I'd ask before I buy the products you suggested...Hate to see the Kent stuff go to waste!
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:20 AM   #10 
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Wow! His colour is so unique! He looks kind of like a copper in some pictures, nd kind of like a MG in others...

He's so cute. :)
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