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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi folks! I've read up on tank cycling and decided to use the method where you add Prime (2gtt/gal) to the tank every day until it's cycled (fish-in). Today I did a 75% water change and when I checked the water before putting betta back in, it said that the nitrates were close to 40ppm and the...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Okay, I know that within a cycle its natural to have a nitrite spike but is it natural to have it for a whole week and just cant seem to get it down?! I've been thinking of using some plants to help me lower them but that might just completely crash my cycle. I have a 3.5 gal and doing fish in...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I've recently had a nitrite spike during my cycling. This morning it was at 1.00 and I freaked out. I moved my Betta to a small emergency bowl and started doing a 100% water change. The nitrites have gone down a bit but when I did another WC later on it just stayed where it was. I'm rather...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm very eager to get my betta, Shesha, out of his 1.5 because when I tested the water today after doing a %30 water change, the nitrites were scarily high... :blueshake: I've been replacing the water with bottled, reverse osmosis Dasani, which tests as ideal as possible,(0,0,25,40,6.8)...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    First let me say Thanks to all the members of this forum for all the great info. I've already found. I have 1 betta in a 5 gal tank (4 gal. water) with no leftover food. I feed him 1 at a time, 3-4 pellets 2x per day & do a 25% water change every 3 days, PH is a constant 7.6. My problem is I...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    Hey guys, this is a question I've been meaning to ask for a good while. My niece has a gorgeous HM male named King in her 5 gallon and she was actually the one to convince me to get my Athena :-D At first he was kept in that MiniBow 1 gallon for maybe a month or two, and I taught her how to do...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I know this should be easy but I seem to have messed things up some how. I'm cycling two tanks at the moment and the past week has given me some strange readings. My one tank had 0.25 ammonia high nitrites and high nitrates then suddenly the nitrates disappeared to nearly nothing and nitrites...
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