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  1. Nitrates High in New Tank

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi folks! I've read up on tank cycling and decided to use the method where you add Prime (2gtt/gal) to the tank every day until it's cycled (fish-in). Today I did a 75% water change and when I checked the water before putting betta back in, it said that the nitrates were close to 40ppm and the...
  2. So I think I accidentally cycled my 5.5 gal tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    Ammonia reads close to 0 (just slightly over? Not good at telling the color of the ammonia test), nitrites are definitely 0, and nitrates are between 0 and 5. The tank is divided, was formerly getting a partial change weekly and 100% change each month, and is filtered and heated. I was not...
  3. Cycling New Tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello, I recently bought a new betta bowl as well as a few plants and gravel and all that. I used a dechlorinator as well as Tetra SafeStart on my new bowl and let it sit for about a week and a half before getting my betta. I finally got my betta and introduced him to his new bowl, but after...
  4. 2 tanks 2 bettas hoping for some help

    Journals
    I am having issues cycling I am new to this and don't know if I am on the right track hoping by keeping a journal of everything I can get some feed back and help to get my babies homes safe and help them live the life they deserve! first let me tell you how this adventure started! My 5 year...
  5. Fish-In Cycle

    Betta Fish Care
    I am doing my first fish-in cycle. I've finally seen a reading for Nitrate today. It is not significant – the water is just slightly pinkish when I test it. It's less than the smallest number on the colour chart. I also have small readings for Ammonia and Nitrite. Should I change the water now...
  6. SICK plz help Swim Bladder&White fuzz growing end of fins

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Sorry in advance for how long this is. Just wanted to get as much information out there in hope someone can help us and our fish Lily. We got our 4yr old daughter a Betta for her birthday. Had a 2.5gal tank for literally a few days & switched to a 10gal. Lily is so active, has her own...
  7. Cycling

    Betta Fish Care
    I am cycling a new tank, it has been running for 8 days, 7 days with my new betta. After a few days I noticed the tips of his ventral fins turned white. After 5 days of having my betta I did a 15% water change and added 6 neon tetras and a mystery snail. I added before I really knew about...
  8. Okay, I messed up :(...is it possible to cycle a tank with a betta in?

    Betta Fish Care
    Is there such a thing as cycling a tank with a betta already present in it? I'm working on trying to find a way to get filter squeezings to rapidly speed up the tank cycle so that he can get out of his 1 gallon bowl which he *hates* now that he's experienced the 10 gallon, but I was...
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