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  1. Betta Fish Care
    This is going to be a bit lengthy because I have a lot of questions. I rescued a betta recently and got him into a new tank a few days ago. Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are fine, I'm keeping an eye on them because the tank isn't cycled, getting him into a new one was an emergency, but it is a...
  2. Planted Betta Tanks
    So title pretty much says it all. My pH in my 6 gallon planted tank (Fluval Stratum Substrate, seiryu stone, spiderwood, lots of plants) is as follows: Day 1: 7.6 Day 2. 7.2 Day 3. 7.0 Day 4: 6.8 This is too low for my Mystery snail and betta I’d like to house... i was curiouS so I did a...
  3. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hi! Started a new tank last night. My tap water has a pH of 8.2, but after about 16 hours in the planted tank, my pH dropped to 7.4. Assuming my tank continues to buffer my water for me... do I need to add buffer to the water before I add it into the tank? More specifically, will it hurt my...
  4. Betta Fish Care
    Hello everyone, I used a test strip to test all levels of nitrate, etc., and I found the PH level to be a little high. Is there a way to lower this? Also, what causes this to happen? I changed his water about 3 days ago... What frequency should I change his water? And how much at a time...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hey Everyone I need some advice! I got a betta the other day, he is beautiful. Any who, I bought him a gallon tank and he seems to like it. He has his little hiding spot and a small plant. Now my thing is, I forgot about the PH balance and bought tablets. They say you can add them, but I am...
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