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Old 01-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #11 
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Try resting his flaring for a week. I had to make sure Shiloh was all healed up before attempting, and he is slowly regaining some flare movement on that one side.

Can you check closely on the supposedly injured side? flashlight, or magnifying glass usually works :) look for abnormal edges, strange coloring, excess slime coat (white), etc :)

And I know, the books always make it sound like rocket science

I'm wondering, if you could put your injured boy into the 2.5? That way he can heal without splitting open a wound on that side of the face. I have my bettas all in 3+ gallons unless they are in quarantine for healing purposes. I think it is up to you to choose which tank :p
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #12 
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@Sena: That's not entirely correct, those compounds do not mingle with each other, they are byproducts of nitrogen-consuming bacteria.

@LoveMyBetta: I recommend this fantastic guide on how to do it successfully. I used this guide myself when I was first learning how to replicate it outside of a laboratory environment.

http://bettasplendid.weebly.com/cycl...r-dummies.html
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #13 
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I didn't mean to say they mingled lol if it sounded like that D: they all work in the cycle... Here is a picture that says it better than I can -.-
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No no, it is an open system, not closed. How does a water change turn into food? LOL.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #15 
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I have no idea wh that was labelled as aquarium cycle o_O eh. find a better picture I'm off.
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@Sena Hansler: Okay, I'll give him a break from seeing his brother all day everyday I have a quarantine tank I use for that kind of stuff so I think I'll put him in it. He's the one in my avatar, Pearly. I didn't turn the air pump on at all today and he's got a big bubble nest! I'm like yayyyy he's happy :)
PS I understand what you meant and I appreciate your explanation :)

@bahamut285: Thanks for the guide I'm going to take time to read it and learn everything I need to learn :)
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #17 
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Aquarium Cycle: Ammonia is "eaten" by good bacteria, these bacteria turn the ammonia into nitrite. Another form of good bacteria eat the nitrite and turn it into less harmful nitrate. nitrate is controlled when you do a water change.
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@Sena: That's not entirely correct, those compounds do not mingle with each other, they are byproducts of nitrogen-consuming bacteria.

@LoveMyBetta: I recommend this fantastic guide on how to do it successfully. I used this guide myself when I was first learning how to replicate it outside of a laboratory environment.

Cycling for Dummies - Betta Splendid

This guide was written by forum member PewPewPew.
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