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  1. pH Levels - To Fix or Not to Fix, That is the Question

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! I just joined the forum today and am planning on getting a Betta this weekend (providing everything is fine with my tank). It's a 10g with filter (I'll have to check when I get home how strong it is) and heater, hood, dé know the whole works. Has been cycled. I don't have any...
  2. Starting a tank with SafeStart/10g companion options

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so I got another tank, a 10 gallon tank, filtered with a Top Fin Power 20, set at 77 degrees. No fish in it yet, but I plan to put a betta and some other fish in it. I bought Tetra SafeStart, should I use water conditioner along with it? I read not to use anything that locks up ammonia or...
  3. My 10g set up

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Seems to be a happy home! :)
  4. Stress stripes

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm a bit worried about my female betta. I've had her for two weeks now but her stress stripes haven't Faded at all. My other female (in a separate tank) had them for a day or two then they completely vanished. She is in a 10g tank with 4 cory cats, I don't think they are stressing her out, they...
  5. Tankmate ideas for my 10g? Shoaling? Split tank?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I have currently a fairly bare 10g with only my betta in it. I haven't tested in a while and don't plan to tonight but my tank's been running since the last week of October and usually tests with .25ppm ammonia [it ALWAYS tests this, I think it's faulty. I've never ever seen it read 0], 0ppm...
  6. Betta, Endler's, and nerite snail in a 10g?

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    I seem to have changed my mind again about the tank mates I would like for my betta. I had initially wanted harlequin rasbora, but that was before I learned that Petsmart sold Endler's sometimes. I'm still a little iffy about the setup though, so any input would be nice! Info: 10g tall, been up...
  7. Getting a 10g

    Betta Fish Compatibility
    Sorry to start another thread, but now that i have decided on which fish i want to get i want to see about what people think of the numbers and if they can live together: I am going to be getting a 10g, filtered, heated tank. i will be using: CaribSea Aquarium Sand, tahitian moon black sand. I...
  8. Adding Tetras to my 10 gallon (of 2 yrs)

    Other Fish
    Hello! So, as most of you probably already know, i bought some cory cats awhile ago for my 10g with my VT betta. I only lost one (bad batch-it was weak) and the other cories are thriving. My tank seems a little lonely, so i really wanted to brighten it up with a small school of tetras (about...
  9. Lighting Recommendation?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Redoing my 10g tank (came with a hood with 2 LEDs). Want to finally convert it into a NPT, so I'm starting from the ground up since just having it how it is now does nothing for the plants or this fish. So... What kind of hood/lighting set-up would yall recommend? My hood right now is the...
  10. Java Fern turning black?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Ok, so I have a Java Fern (wendelov?) that's been in my tank for a week now. Lots of the leaves are turning black, and I can't figure out why. It seemed to be doing fine earlier. Also, all my hairgrass seems to be turning a clear/brown. Its all in my 10g, and the hairgrass has been in there...
  11. Rethinking 10g

    Other Fish
    Okay, so I think I'm gonna leave out the betta for the 10g especially since we don't know if we're moving or not when our lease is up. I'm still gonna have the 3-4 loaches, dunno exact number just yet - that'll be closer to the 20-21st. I still have Honey. I just want to do something other than...
  12. New 10g tank - time to cycle?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, I bought a 10 g tank for our 2 bettas. We are waiting for our divider to arrive so only one is in the tank so far. We've had it about a week. Now what? I don't know how to change the water. Please share! Thanks.