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  1. Are these parameters normal?> Nitrite: 4.5ppm NitrAte: 25ppm

    Betta Fish Care
    fish in cycling and seeing great improvement! My ammonia was sky high and knock on wood, for now it is at 0!!! BBBUUTTTT, of course when one door closes another one opens. ammonia:0ppm Nitrite: 4.5ppm NitrAte: 25ppm Ph: 7 stable this whole time Am I doing ok??? Eh sorry but i want to make...
  2. Test kits

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    Hi guys, I want a tropical fish testing kit but here in Australia they are $65+ and recently losing a job makes it even harder. I splurged on a new fish and he was sick (he passed) from breeder so spent even more on medicine and am having trouble to come up with a whole tropical test kit such...
  3. Please Help - sick betta

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all. Henry is our betta and he has what appears to be a bad case of fin rot and he spends most time in the upper 25% of the tank. Recently we have had the water tested and nitrate was very high. we have done a 50% water change a few days ago and a 25% yesterday. The level is still very...
  4. Cycling With Raw Shrimp

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm starting a new 20 gallon tank. I've got a 150 watt heater, an aquaclear 50 filter, an air pump, and decor substrate, etc. About a week ago I filled it up with water (conditioned with tetra aquasafe) and let it sit for 48 hours, then to start up the cycle I added a raw shrimp in a media...
  5. Nitrate Tests

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    I ordered the API Master Test Kit and everything is fine, except the Nitrate test bottle #1 doesn't have the dropper. Because of this, I've been using a medicine dropper for it instead. Is this an okay thing to do? Will the results still be accurate?
  6. Fix for nitrate poisoning?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I did try to get an answer to this through reading stickies and other forum posts and doing forum word searches, but didn't find what I'm looking for. I'm starting with 1) what started this, 2) the change in tank conditions, and then 3) list the requested specs as they are right now: 1)...
  7. Betta Fish - Velvet ? Treatment ? Nitrate ?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 2.5 Does it have a filter? - No Does it have a heater? - Yes What temperature is your tank? - 80.5 Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? - No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? - No Food: What food brand do you use? -...
  8. Tank Won't Cycle

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a hydor theo 50 watt heater and an aqueon quietflow at10 internal filter. I've been trying to do a fishless cycle for about a week and a half now. 11 days ago I dosed the tank with 3ppm of Dr. Tim's bottled ammonia, and added a half cap of seachem stability. For the...
  9. Help needed

    Betta Fish Care
    Okay, so I'm a new Betta owner but I'm doing my best to keep my fish happy and healthy. I have had my tank for almost three months now, and I thought that it was cycled about 6 weeks ago, but since a recent filter change I am experiencing some ammonia spikes again. The tank is five gallons with...
  10. Is my aquarium ready for my betta?

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    I have a planted 10 gallon tank that has been cycling without fish for the summer, and it has been about 2 months by now, so I hope it's ready: pH= 7.6 High Range pH= 7.4 Ammonia= .25ppm Nitrite= 0ppm Nitrate= 5ppm -> Is some Nitrate going to hurt my betta? How about the pH level? -> The tank...
  11. after 50% water change still too much NO3

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    yesterday I did a 50% water change; the water quality was really bad: 25 Cº 8 KH (a bit too high) 7,5 PH NH4: <0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (good) NO2: 0,2 mg/l (too much) NO3: 120 mg/l (afwul!) I just tested the quality: 25 Cº 6 KH 7,2 PH NH4: <0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (good) NO2: 0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (still not good...
  12. Ph Levels

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    I'm planning on getting a male betta fish for my ten gallon tank (he will be the only fish in the tank.) and I tested the ph and it reads 6.0, will be this bad for my soon to be betta fish? here are the other results of the test. Nitrate: 20 Nitrite: 0 General Hardness: around 30 - 60 (I've...
  13. WATER levels, please write

    Betta Fish Care
    Hails, Need to know the specific (safe) water levels for a betta in a 10Gal aquarium with 5 Neon Tetras, 1 Albino Rainbow Shark and 1 Chinese Algae Eater. The two last ones are like 2 - 2 1/2 inch. Levels need it are: Ammonia: Nitrite: Nitrate: High Range pH: Thanks for your attention :-)
  14. Betta Bubbles!

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    Hello everyone! I am having a bit of a problem here... last Martin Luther King Jr. day I went out and got this beautiful Halfmoon Betta. He is blue, and the tips of his fins are a pretty violate color. I named him Richard Parker (Absolutely no Life of Pi reference there :lol:). It has been about...
  15. Tank cycling question? Please help!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I'm new here and relatively new to fish! Last Sunday I bought a betta and cleaned out a 10 gallon tank that was given to me by a friend. I set up the tank with a heater and a filter. I did some research on the cycling process and bought a master test kit. I've tested my water every...
  16. cant lower high nitrite/nitrate levels

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys! My previous betta passed away last week and i decided to get another one. Im using the same tank. It is a 9L heated (around 27 degrees celcius) and filtered tank with no live plants. Just a little ornament. When my last betta died i cleaned the gravel and the whole tank and started...
  17. A radical idea on bacteria in a cup and making my own?

    Betta Fish Care
    First, how to preserve that bacteria in a bottle stuff? putting fish food it to give it amonia and nitrites to eat? idk.. also, if u had ur own cup of water and treated it liek a little aquarium and fed it to put in amonia (or just used old fish water but first way si cleaner)could you use...
  18. Water Testing?

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    Hello, I currently bought a "Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit" and I got these readings from my tank. ph - 7.6 high ph - 7.4 ammonia - 0.25ppm nitrite - 0ppm nitrate - 5.0ppm Can you guys explain to me what should be the right readings for my betta, and how to fix it if...
  19. Nitrite and Nitrate Spike please help.

    Betta Fish Care
    This is a cycling question to due with my axolotl bubbles, i own 6 bettas and every question i have ever had has always been answered here so i thought i might try this forum seeing as it is a cycling question more then a fish one. I am copy and pasteing what i asked in the axolotl forum, hope...
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