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Old 07-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #11 
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But silver/metal is poisonous to Betta fish... so wouldn't putting the coconut in a metal pan to boil only increase the problem?

Thank you so much for responding, btw!
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #12 
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Nope, it is perfectly safe to boil it in a metal pan. As long as the metal in the pan isn't corroded it won't release anything.

You can soak the rock in vinegar and hot water. Bleach would work too (10% solution).

Perform a 100% water change. As long as Harlot isn't showing any new symptoms don't worry about the fog... It could have been bacteria from the coconut.

Hope that helps! :)
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:50 PM   #13 
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Thanks so much for your input, Moon! :) Now I just have a silly question that I basically know the answer to already but... when doing a water change (say a 50% change), I only put half as much water conditioner in, because there is still 50% water conditioner in the tank, right? Or does it need to be 100% refreshed? ... argh, such a newbie! xD

Positive update though: Harley's color is getting much redder and his little turquoise sparklies shinier! I think that means he's starting to get healthy and happy. :)
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:04 PM   #14 
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Never mind, I figured it out... silly me! xD
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:00 PM   #15 
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I'm glad Harley is feeling better! As far as the conditioner goes you can do it two ways:
1) Add it to the tank before you add new water. In this case, use enough to treat the entire tank (new and old water).
2) Add it directly to clean water before adding it to the tank. Only use enough conditioner to treat the new water, then you can add it to the tank. I usually do it this way in order to save on conditioner.
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:46 PM   #16 
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Thanks Moon! You're a dear!
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