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  1. Planted Betta Tanks
    This is my first tank! I read so much about the nitrogen cycle that my head could spin, so I decided to just move forward with what I learned and stop rereading everything so much. Now I’m looking for a little reassurance and guidance. I didn’t have a lot of confidence in any of the processes I...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi there. What is the best illumination for bettas? Do bettas like artificial illumination or natural is better? By the way, i don't have plants.
  3. Betta Fish Marketplace
    Shipping is $8 for priority shipping. If you have any questions feel free to ask. SOLD DOWNOI Medium light plant. 5.5"x4" worth of submerged grown downoi with roots, several can be split into 2-3-4 separate plants! Some are tall enough to cut tops and replant. $22 for all downoi shown below...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    What are your favorite timers? Need to get something today: setting up my first planted tank tomorrow. Also, I'd prefer something I can set different stretches of time for (i.e. 3-4 hours on, couple of hours off, 3-4 hours on daily) so I can maximize the lights on time while I'm actually to...
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ever since school's started up again, I've had to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. When I sleep, I don't like any lights on, but I'm afraid this is affecting my betta. I wake up at 6:30-7 am. It's light out, and I open the blinds slightly so some sunlight comes in. Then, I don't get home...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Quick question, I have an aquarium light. Do I turn it on at night? Should I keep it on all day, even when its bright outside? My betta is right by a large window and gets natural light, so is the light even necessary?
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My tank is currently holding steady at 84.7f (we don't have AC). My fish is romping and dancing about like his usual self, but from what I've read, that's not a good temp for them. I know the Aqueon light is giving off heat. I went to the pet store today to buy a new LED light set up, but they...
  8. Betta Fish Care
    hey guys :) will be getting a betta in a week or two, and am preparing my tank. Good to be among fellow enthusiasts :) Here's the situation: I just set up my 5.5 gallon betta tank with a l.e.d. lit hood on it on an endtable in the corner of my room. I have a 25 watt adjustable heater coming in...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! My betta has a 3-gallon tank with a place to hide, plants, and a background of tropical plants and rocks. However, he seems to see his reflection every once in a while in the tank and he flares. A lot. Earlier today, he flared for a good ten minutes and I was scared he would get...
  10. Betta Fish Care
    Okay, So I know one of the reasons you have a light in a fish tank is to simulate day and night. And to turn if off at night time to allow your fish to think it is night time. Well I work at a store when the store is open from 8am-12am, and as a supervisor I can work a range of hours from...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I just got a tank from kijiji and it wasn't until I got home that I noticed that the wire for the light was cut off. (Didn't click in till I got home). It seems like looking for a new hood for a 10 gallon is rather expensive. I saw on Amazon something called a Dive light, that you can put on...
  12. Betta Fish Care
    I've been pulling some all-nighters lately (which is why I keep posting at odd times when no one's up and about), or at least really-late-nighters, due to schoolwork and other extracurricular work I have to get done. The only light ever on during these wee hours is about six feet from my betta...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    One of my Petco babies, Charlie, since I got him had very little coloring on his tail and body and would always show stress stripes (his tail was mostly clear with a hint of red). I assumed this was because he's just young. Today I added a hood with a light and about an hour later I added some...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I was wondering if it's safe to have a hood light on my betta's aquarium? I know some fish don't like it and I don't want it to be too direct or bright or hot for him. Thanks!
  15. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So my Captain America beta is in a 2 gallon tank (is that big enough btw). The tank changes light colors every other second. Will that stress him out? We turn the lights off at night for him to rest, bit I'm worried he may either get bored or stressed? Any suggestions? The colors go red blue...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Do you think this would be okay to light a five gallon tank with? http://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Water-Plant-White-Light/dp/B00K76GGNC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1401315997&sr=1-1&keywords=led+aquarium+clip+on I can't get a hood with a light right now, so this would be a good...
  17. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I’m not exactly “planting” my tank, per se, I’m adding a coconut tunnel with plants growing on top of it. My questions are: 1) How should I quarantine it? In the fish store it was in a tank with a bunch of other fish and maybe some shrimp. I’ve put it in a separate tank with a filter and...
  18. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got my betta fish yesterday and put him in his 4 gallon Marineland tank with HOB filter. Due to the internal reflection of the light and the tank and such he keeps sweeping along the back and sides of the tank looking at his reflection. He doesn't seem stressed out by this but he will flare up...
  19. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone! I plan on setting up a planted standard 55 gallon tank over the next few months and I was wondering how much lighting I would need for it. While I'm not entirely sure which plants I'll eventually stock it with, I do want enough lighting to where I won't be limited in my plant...
  20. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    getting a new betta I just got this tank and I am getting a betta hopefully this weekend. I am wondering if this is a good tank set up, if it would be ok to put a few ghost shrimp in it with the betta. It is 3g, half moon fish tank. Should i get more plants(both of the plants i got are fake so...
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