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  1. new driftwood and rocks

    Planted Betta Tanks
    i went to the beach the last week and managed to get some rocks and driftwood that i would like to use to decorate the aquarium, but i don't know if i need to do some cleaning process before attempting to put them inside with my fish (i also don't know if its safe). so i was wondering if you...
  2. WTB-Tank, filter, heater, substrate, rocks, etc.

    U.S. Classifieds
    I'm looking for the following things to set up a 10 gallon tank: EQUIPMENT: ~Aquaclear 20 filter ~Hydor Theo Heater 25 watt ~Light for 10 gallon that works for med light plants ~10 gallon aquarium (local p/u) ~10 gallon marineland glass canopy ~Digital thermometer ~Suction cup thermometer...
  3. What type of rock is this?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all! My LFS has a bunch of aquascaping rocks for sale. Most of them are razor-sharp, so not at all fin-friendly. There is however one type of smooth rock that I like, and I was wondering what type of rock it is so that I can research whether the rock would affect my water parameters. The...
  4. Flaking substrate?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a mix of red and purple substrate and they are not the same brand. I have been noticing that when I vacuum my tank there are little red flakes which I used to think were pieces of fish waste, but I realized after there were more and bigger flakes, and the red substrate started losing...
  5. Rocks, Driftwood, Live Plants

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey guys, Got my new Betta, Bào, on Saturday. He's liking his new place so far (I think, seems to hide a lot, might just be getting used to everything) but I want to give him a bit more cover than he has right now. I've read about how different rocks and driftwood can effect the water...
  6. Cleaning Rocks In Fish Bowl

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone, I've had my betta, Cedric, for 5 months now and I'm still getting the hang of cleaning his bowl... 1. I use a hose to clean it, and suck out the fallen food, and nasty stuff on the floor/rocks. Sometimes, it sucks all this stuff from under the rocks/stones that I've never seen...
  7. Adding Old Rocks to Aquarium?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all, I have some standard aquarium rocks in a Ziploc bag my girlfriend used in her aquarium some time ago. I wanted to add some of these to my current aquarium. Is there a protocol I should follow to sanitize them before I add them? Thanks, Cooper
  8. River rocks and shells.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm completely new to the fish community, and this morning me and my boyfriend were at Walmart and I completely fell in love with my new Crowntail betta. Over time I've accumulated a lot of various rocks, fossils, and shells (clam, snail, etc.) that collect near the Ohio River that I live by...
  9. Sandstone in a planted aquarium

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I found some of these rocks and I know they are sandstone, but I am wondering if they would be okay in my planted tank. I posted them in a Facebook page about planted tanks and have gotten very mixed answers, so I was hoping that by posting it on here, I would get some better answers. I also...
  10. rocks for my betta

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have a betta in 2.5 gallon glass tank with only 2 fake plants. Since my boy loves to explore, I'd like to add rocks and cave (small ones), LFS don't have smooth rocks, (atleast not safe to me) what about diy thermocol rocks.
  11. Deciding on white sand, river rocks OR glass gems?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I got a new betta today and I'm debating on which one to use until I get my 5 gallon tank set up. the picture attached is my new betta he's a double tailed.
  12. rough rocks

    Betta Chat
    There are several rocks with holes in them at PetCo, I have refrained from buying them because they might tear my double tail's fins. Will they tear them? I want to know.
  13. Rocks (best cleaning method?)

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I found some lovely weathered rocks near my house, and wanted to use them in the planted tank I'll be fully setting up in September. So far my plans are to soak them in boiling water multiple times, and then put them in my freezer for 24 hours. Any other advice to make them tank safe for my...
  14. Bettas keep dying from wounds...

    Betta Fish Care
    Hey my second betta just died from some kind of wound. The first one died when he got stuck in a hole in one of my rocks that was too small--he had a wound on top of him where the rocks scraped him, the second time he swam through I guess he was too big for the hole. (I fixed the hole--I put...
  15. DIY Decorations

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm hoping to upgrade and renovate over spring break, and there's a few DIY projects I'd like to do. So I'm curious as to what sort of paint will work best. I know that it needs to be waterproof, but I'm still nervous about yanking any ol' paint off the shelves of Wal-Mart. I'm also wondering...
  16. i need help. i am new to the world of bettas.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i recently had a betta, sad to say i think he got sick and sadly passed away. he wasnt moving much and never really swam. yesterday my mom came to my apartment and brought me a new one. his name is B. its short for a silly name my little brother named him. anyways, i wanted to do this right...
  17. Is sand okay?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    For the bottom of a tank for bettas. I'm just asking cuz everyone has gravel or rocks, and I want sand for mine. I know it's no big deal, but I dont want my betta to be trying to eat the sand or sumthing :oops: Is it good for them?