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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I am a bit unclear if I am using my filter media correctly. Bubba and I would greatly appreciate your insight. I have the HOB filter in the pictures. I don't use the replacement cartridges the brand sells because someone told me I I can buy those cut-to-fit square pads (I think that's what...
  2. Betta Fish Marketplace
    [uuggh! I had this whole thing written up then I lost it to Mozilla crashing *head desk*] Figured I'd sell some thing I got and never used or don't need to clear up a little room. I can combine shipping on items! Just let me know what you want. I'd appreciate a minimum order of $6. I ship...
  3. 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...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    I have heard that you have to replace it every 4-6 weeks, but then others say that you can't because you throw away beneficial bacteria. I have a 5gal mini bow tank that came with a filter. The intake tube is submerged in water, and the place where the media goes is above water as well as the...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm planning to buy an AZOO palm filter to replace the filter I currently have that came with the Aqueon 2.5 minibow. I know that I'll have to modify the hood of the tank somewhat to make the filter fit, but I'm willing to do that, and I think my dad has the tools to manage it. I also read that...
  6. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi everyone, I'm wondering whether I can use filter media as a base layer for my substrate (below the Fluorite) to avoid compaction and provide something for beneficial bacteria to grow on. I'm thinking of using volcanic rock filter media, but I just wanted to check with you guys to make sure...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I really do not want this to sound like a stupid question but I can't seem to get a consisten answer anywhere. Sorry in advance, I do not know the correct terms. I have a HOB filter with the sponge, white colored rocks inserts, and then a black bag insert. When I first bought the filter I was...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, all! New to the forum, hello, hello, here are my specs: 10g. with some guppies and a small RC (actually blue pearl, but same thing) shrimp colony, and 3g. with Bilbo Bettins, a rosetail, purplish/reddish/yellowish metallic guy. :-D Both tanks are cycled, yes, and I do weekly water changes...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi Everyone! My tank came w/ these Aqueon Carbon Filter Cartridges, & they are to be replaced every 4-6 weeks... My tank has FINALLY just finished its fishless cycling (I'm so happy!) & this is the 4th week. How am I to replace this cartridge now??? That's exactly where all the beneficial...
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