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  1. fry vs sponge filter

    Breeding Betta Fish
    so im planning to get into breeding as a hobby and im really worried about my fry being sucked into sponge filters. ive just started using them a few months ago and ive never bred before so i dont really know how betta fry behave. should i be worried? is there anything i can do?
  2. Replacing Filters

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    I just bought a new filter. Right now I have my new filter & old filter in. My old filter is a cartridge, so I can't transfer the old media into my new filter. Any suggestions on how long I should keep my old filter in? I want to make sure my new filter gets some good bacteria in it before I...
  3. Sales (misc)+Wanted: Silk Plants, NLS, 5 gallon adjustable heater, glass decor/stones

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    I'd love to look at your silk plants! Thinking about small-medium, purple/blue/green/white or tiny small yellow/multi colored ones. I need a floating silk plant also for my crescent half-circle 10 gallon. NLS food: I only need a tiny amount, so I prefer it in combined shipment. I only own one...
  4. New 7.3G Tank - Under Gravel filter no good?

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    Hi guys, just got home from purchasing a Aqua One Aquastart 320 with stand at a really good price, upgrading from my 2.5G so Callisto can have more room to play around. Comes with an Underground filter. I'm still iffy about using it because it has no filter media (sponge etc). How does it...
  5. Question

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    Okay, so, I have a 29g with a singe male betta. I've had him for around five months and he's doing great. In his tank, there are live plants, driftwood, a heater, but not a filter. I had a filter when I bought him, but I removed it two months later because the current was irritating him. I...
  6. Recall on top fin products

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    Hello! I don't think many people use top fin products, but I thought I'd share the news. Recently, Petsmart sent out an email notifying people that some Top fin products may shock you and your fish. Here are the following items: Top Fin 10 Filter 5236226 737257619920 Top Fin 20 Filter 5236225...
  7. Filter Help! Are these filters poopy? How do I improve them? Filter suggestions?

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    Alright, this is my first time ever posting on this website, or even a website of this nature as a matter of fact, so I'm a bit nervous. I hope I don't embarrass myself.. I've been wanting a pet for a while now, and after several hours worth of thorough research and a hardy battle with my...
  8. Filters, need a bit of help...

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    Background: So my aunt was a marine biologist. She died a few years ago from MS, but her husband wasn't ready to give anything away until recently. So he gave me her 35 gallon hexagon tank and a bunch of supplies, including lots of old filters. I think she kept everything really neat, but after...
  9. Going for a 10 gallon tank… Filter Help!

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    Hi Everyone! OK, after going to Petco today and checking out the $1 a gallon tank sale, we decided that the 10 gallon was a better size and affordable. This will be for a Male Betta. I'm debating between the Tetra Deluxe LED 10 gallon kit, which comes with a heater and the Whisper Power...
  10. Sponge filter and heater recs? (29g/planted)

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    Hi, I'm a lurker but finally made an account (hope I'm doing this right, please let me know if I've misposted in some way) because I plan to get a 29gal next week . I am wanting to try a NPL setup, with a betta, 6 or so kuhlis, and a few sorts of snail. I've kept bettas before, but this will be...
  11. New betta coming soon. Help!!!!

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    HI all, I hope you can help me. I started with 5gallon and now I have a 20g community tank running for a month, but today I was asked to adopted my neighbors betta (she is moving and can't take Squishy). She says she feed him 3 times a week and has had him for 5 months and never cleaned his...
  12. what do you guys recommend for filter. 3 gal tank.

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    Hi all. I'm new to this forum and I just got a 3 gal tank and an elite mini sub filter, currently also having live plants. The problem i have is the current for the filter i have now seems like it a little bit too strong (it's on the lowest setting but still push my Betta around), also the...
  13. Got a new tank and I have questions about it!

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    New tank turned green in an hour! Green tank in only an hour after putting my fish in I finally moved my female betta from a 1g to a 10g. I got a filter, and I had two spare heaters. It's a planted tank, no hood. I had the filter running all night, with everything nice and ready. Plants...
  14. Getting a 10gal Divided

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    I'm going to the store today to get a 10gallon to divide for 2 betta boys. Here are the ones I'm choosing between http://www.petsmart.com/fish/aquariums-stands/top-fin-10-gallon-hooded-aquarium-zid36-17595/cat-36-catid-300013?var_id=36-17595&_t=pfm%3Dcategory and...
  15. Complete Noob Needs Advice!

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site, and new to fishkeeping altogether. I recently bought a 20 liter (5 gallon) fish tank, and I'm wanting to set it up for a betta fish. I'm on the hunt for an appropriate and easy to use filter for the size of the tank I have. Ive been looking around for a few...
  16. How often do you clean your filter?

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    How often do you have to clean your filter? I have a Whisper 10i on my 10 gallon tank and I pretty much never have to clean it besides swishing the pad around in old tank water once in a while. But I used to have these horrendous Aquaclear Fluval filters on my 55 gallon, and they clogged up...
  17. Filter for Betta

    Betta Fish Care
    So I am thinking about buying a bigger size tank for my betta named squirt. I found a 2 gallon tank, but i realized that it does not come with a filter. Would this effect him in any way?? Would I have to change his water 100% every day/every other day?? I am a college student as well as in the...
  18. Confused about Fluval filters

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    Are fluval filters made by different companies or something? I had two Aquaclear Fluval filters for my 55 gallon tank, and seriously, the WORST filters I have ever owned. They each leaked twice from overflowing, one started leaking from where the power cord hooks in, they get gunked up too fast...
  19. A question of water availability

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    Hey guys! I had a quick question for you concerning water. I'm going to my parents' house for the next two weeks, and because my roommates are forgetful about feeding pets, I'm taking Kuwabara with me. We'll be traveling in his little .5 gallon "tank", and due to the size of it, I'll have to...
  20. SPONGE FILTERS: Why and How

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    WHAT IS A SPONGE FILTER? Sponge filters are a staple among aquarium keeps that need a low flow way to filter tanks with delicate residents. Sponge filters are the best alternative for not only betta keepers, but also for new born fry and shrimp. They help provide stable water conditions...
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