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Old 01-26-2011, 03:43 PM   #1 
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Is this possible?

Everyday I look at my tank, I swear it looks like it's losing water?
I have one male betta, 2 live plants, and 8-9 ghost shrimp. It's a 5 gallong filtered tank. I noticed there are NO leaks, so where, if, is the water going??

I'm going to draw a line on the outside of the tank with a sharpie of the current water level and see if it changes
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:45 PM   #2 
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It's called evaporation. It happens to any water you put in any container. Nothing to worry about, you just need to fill it up when it goes down.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #3 
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Oh... I didn't even consider evaporation. I didn't think it could happen inside the tank.

Okay, thanks!


I got another question... Do ghost shrimp eat poop? I saw one of em eating something that looked like it..
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #4 
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No, they don't they might have thought it was food and nibbled on it, but they don't really eat it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:00 PM   #5 
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Ah. I mght take out a few, would be easier on the crap load for the filter.

How often should I do 100% water changes?
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:00 PM   #6 
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Or I might wait till the weekend and get a gallon tank/heater and get another Betta, and transfer 2-3 shrimp to there?

WalMart had a fresh shipment of bettas last week that looked gorgeous..
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1 gallon is too small for a Betta AND shrimp. I would suggest only putting the Betta in there. Also, I don't know much about ghost shrimp, so I don't really have any advice for you. Sorry.
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1 gallon is too small for a Betta AND shrimp. I would suggest only putting the Betta in there. Also, I don't know much about ghost shrimp, so I don't really have any advice for you. Sorry.

its 5 gal
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I have one male betta, 2 live plants, and 8-9 ghost shrimp. It's a 5 gallong filtered tank.

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Or I might wait till the weekend and get a gallon tank/heater and get another Betta, and transfer 2-3 shrimp to there?

WalMart had a fresh shipment of bettas last week that looked gorgeous..
This is what I was going by, not the 5 gallon thing.
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