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  1. I need help with adding Melafix to my tank?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I am treating my betta Sky with it because even with frequent water changes his eye is very cloudy and seems to come and go. I read the directions for the Melafix and it says to remove carbon from the filter before adding it. I have two filters in my tank because it is divided and they both have...
  2. Filter Media help!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    idk. IM VERY CONFUSED! :( Okay so I want a betta fish. I bought a starter kit from Petsmart with filter, heater, thermometer, and the 10 gallon tank. I have done a lot of reading in the past 48 hours about fishless cycling. So I understand about the nitrogen cycle and "new tank syndrome". Just...
  3. Thoughts on carbon in filters?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Just curious what people think about using carbon in filters, in addition to cycled biological media?
  4. Indian Almond Leaves?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I heard great things about these leaves, but is it pointless to get some if the carbon filter I have removes some of its benefits? I really like this filter.
  5. Should I cut out the carbon in my filters?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm beginning to cycle my 10 gallon today and I was wondering if I should take the carbon out of my filter. I don't want to have to replace the filter often and loose my cycle. My filter is a Top Fin power filter and it's cartridges are spongy bags and you put the carbon in and clip it closed...
  6. PH and Carbon?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    In previous posts I have talked about setting up the old 10 gallon I have for my hyperactive Betta named Dinq and I was going to seed the tank from the older and smaller aerated tank he's in now. So, everything went smooth, I cleaned everything up, put his new castle cave in there and a few...
  7. Filter issues...

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Good morning from the Canadian Prairies! Just a quick question here, but my filter is a submergible, and it is powered by an air pump. It's old... I think from 1994 or so... I use activated carbon in a filter bag on the bottom, and poly wool on the top. Lately, I have been noticing that my...
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