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Old 03-24-2011, 12:46 PM   #11 
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So he'll be confined to the smaller container and it gets changed 100%. It sits in the aquarium just to maintain temperature. That makes more sense.
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Yes that is correct.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:51 PM   #13 
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Thanks! The 100% changes in the main tank were already becoming a burden. Does he need anything in the smaller container? Or just in there by himself for 10 days?
All the plants are real, so I don't think he hurts himself one those.
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I would use aquarium salt to help with his fins. One teaspoon per gallon, although the container won't be a whole gallon so you can pre-mix the treatment and use it as needed. Change the water everyday with the salt. Don't add more salt unless you do a water change.
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Is there something I can test for to prevent this in the future? The water seemed ok, from my testing and what I've been told.
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Is there something I can test for to prevent this in the future? The water seemed ok, from my testing and what I've been told.
Well from what I read you weren't changing the water enough. The filter isn't cycled and it is only 2.5 gallons of water. You should be doing at least one 50% water change and one 100% water change. The filter doesn't do much if it is only turned on sometimes.

Just keep up with water changes and a nice warm temp and diet.
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We were originally changing it more, but was told that was too often. I've been getting conflicting advice from the beginning. I'll go back to my old pattern.
Thanks for all the input!
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We were originally changing it more, but was told that was too often. I've been getting conflicting advice from the beginning. I'll go back to my old pattern.
Thanks for all the input!
Who told you it was too often? Just wondering.
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The fish store where we were buying plants. They actually recommended not doing 100%, as it disturbs the plants and everything. I was still doing 100% monthly against their recommendation.
By 100% I mean rinsing the gravel and everything.
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With out a cycled tank you must do 100% weekly water changes. How many plants do you have?
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