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  1. Seachem Prime Converstion Trouble

    Betta Fish Care
    Apparently I am not that good at math... I have a 2gl tank. The instructions for Seachem Prime state that 1cap = 50gal and 1 cap ring = 1ml. So do I just put in a drop some how? Is that how much is needed for each gallon?
  2. White spot on eye plus possible fin rot

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So, I just recently got a female crowntail betta. She was originally in a 4.5 gallon (baby biorb) tank with center filtration. When i got her, the petstore employee told me that she would be fine with snails, so I got two netrite snails with her. She started booping their shells, so I got her a...
  3. Does Petco sell Prime?

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    I was planning on going to Petco on Saturday and wondering if the physical store sold Prime or if I should buy it online? I have a water conditioner I am using, it's just not as good as this product. Mods - Please feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong spot. :lol:
  4. Can SeaChem Prime effect cycling

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    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...
  5. Seachem Betta Basics vs Seachem Prime

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    http://www.petbarn.com.au/fish/aquarium-health-wellbeing/conditioners/seachem-betta-basics-60ml.html vs. http://www.petbarn.com.au/fish/aquarium-health-wellbeing/conditioners/seachem-head-start-conditioner-pack-100mlx3.html Any thoughts? The Betta Basics seems like an all in one kind of...
  6. Using tetra safestart or fish in cycling

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I put my betta in his 5.5 gallon uncycled tank a little less than a week ago. I haven't done any water changes yet, and plan on taking the water to be tested tomorrow at my local pet store. I've been using Prime everyday to maintain the water as best as I can and API stresscoat to help his fin...
  7. New at this!

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    I recently got a betta and he is currently in a one gallon tank. I have two types of water conditioners but no primer. Will he be okay until I am able to buy some primer, which is Monday. He also has a heater and thermometer. I ordered a 5.5 gallon tank offline along with a sponge filter...
  8. 2g cycle questions

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    Hello betta lovers, I am going to try to cycle my 2g tank, but I have two questions: 1 - I've done a lot of reading about cycling but don't understand completely what "media" is or how it should be used. I have a Whisper 1-3 Gallon filter that comes with instructions to change the filter pad...
  9. Who can help me with a question about Prime!?

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    I know that Prime needs to be re dosed every 48 hours as the ammonia, nitrate and nitrite detoxifying part wears off, but what about the chlorine and chloramines part? does that wear off as well after 48 hours? :-? So to say if I was to use it just as a water conditioner would I be fine with...
  10. Does this mean my tank is cycled?

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    So I finally was able to find an API master kit, and did a water test. I've been doing a 50% water change weekly, and I've never cycled before. The Ammonia level and Nitrite level is at 0ppm, and the Nitrate level is between 0ppm and 5.0ppm. I have also been adding Prime to the tank every...
  11. Question about Prime

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    I have seen some people saying Prime works for 24 hours and locks ammonia for 24 hours, it doesn't state this on the bottle so I am just wanting to know if this is true? it doesn't seem to be as I don't believe my tank has cycled yet it's only been running for 2 months and I haven't done a tank...
  12. Do not use Prime and Stress Coat together??

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    So someone said not to use Prime and Stress Coat together?? Why not? I have been for a few weeks now.. I really hope it isn't threatening :cry: could someone please clarify for me if it's okay to use these two products together or not so I can cease use immediately if it's negative. Thanks :)
  13. Bought some stuff second hand, no idea how to use it!

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    Hi! So, with your suggestions, I bought an API test kit, Prime, and stress coat+ to take care of Cecil's tank. The only problem is I have no idea how to use any of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Housing What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons What temperature is your tank? 81...
  14. API Master Kit Errors or Uniformed Ammonia?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everyone. So I'm about a month into cycling my tank and today I reached A peak with my seemingly constant ammonia levels. For whatever reason the levels would remain at a level between .25ppm and .5 ppm. My girlfriend suggested checking our tap water. Checked and... well levels were at...
  15. Ammonia in tap water - how much Prime is safe

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got the API Ammonia test kit on Friday and was shocked to see the reading from my 2.5 gal, filtered tank was around 2. I've been doing 50%-60% PWC every 2 - 3 days, so I expected a better result. As a control, I tested my tap water and it showed an ammonia level of about .5. That seems...
  16. Need a quick answer - how much Prime for 4 gallons?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm really confused. The bottle is telling me to measure by capfuls. That seems really vague. I have a 10-gallon and I do a 4-gallon change each week. I've just run out of "start right" which is 10 drops per gallon. Is water conditioner something I need to be precise with? Will it kill my fish...
  17. High nitrite levels unfiltered betta tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello I am new betta owner and unfortunately learning how to "properly" care for him after getting him. Apparently we were misled and misinformed what was required of us to give him good life. But I am trying desperately to do the right things for him. Pertinent info: Male Crown Tail Betta from...
  18. Treating Ich - How to Use PP? Or should I do something else?

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I read the sticky and it said to use PP, but where do you buy it and how do you use it? I could buy something else, too, but want whatever I use to work. Fish is in a 3 gallon tank heated to around 80 degrees, which is the highest I can get it with my non programmable heater. I actually have...
  19. Is this bottled water good to use?

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    My male betta has super severe fin rot so I'm moving him to a 1.5 gallon QT tank. My tap water is really hard (180ppm) with 1ppm ammonia in it and a ph of 7.6. Because the water quality is so bad, so I decided to use bottled water so my betta could recover. I know that pure RO water is bad...
  20. What's the minimum amount of time I should wait for Prime to do its job?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have to do a 100% water change, and since it would take my heater a long time to heat up a bunch of water if it's gotten to room temperature, I'm wondering if I can get the water warm from the tap, treat it with prime, and use it soon enough so the heater doesn't have to work so hard, AND so...
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