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  1. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone! I'm new here, and I hope I'm posting in the right place. I purchased a Fluval Spec V tank and started my fishless cycle Wednesday, August 19th. However, when I tested the water today (August 21), I'm getting a 0ppm reading on all ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. (Kinda freaking...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I didn't know any better, really, I swear! We had a small aquarium several years ago with a betta and a couple of cory catfish. The cories developed a weird disease that made their whiskers fall off. They died, and then the betta got dropsy. When he died we ditched the tank and all the...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I'm planning on getting a Fluval Chi for my next betta. Last time, I didn't cycle, and it was a hassle doing the water changes. Eventually, I slacked a bit... :( poor Skittles died. :cry: So yeah. I want to learn from my experience and do better this time. :-) I doubt my parents will let me...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My tank is 5.5g and has finished fishless ammonia cycling after about 3 weeks (yay)! :-D How much water do I change out before putting my betta in? I read conflicting info on different websites, i.e. 90%, 1/3 of the tank, etc. What is the proper amount? Also, sorry if this is a dumb question...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am going to to a fishless cycle of cycling, and I was wondering if using fish flakes would be a way? And after I cycle will I ever have to do a 100% change again?
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