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  1. Tank Sand Care

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! This may seem like a strange question, but I'm curious. I've always used pebbles/gravel in my small tanks, and I've been wanting to put in black sand into my oldest betta's heated & filtered 2.5 galllon tank. How does one go about cleaning the sand (for when I do full water changes...
  2. How do I slow evaporation in my "tank"?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I only put tank in quotations because it's technically a kritter keeper. I currently have my male EE betta in the medium KK from Petco but I'm contemplating getting one of the large ones so he has a bit more room. It is heated and I have a sponge filter in there for him. I've noticed in the...
  3. Glass or Substrate?

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    I don't have an aquarium vacuum, but I do have a turkey baster thingy for picking up all the yucky leftovers. I'm looking for stuff to go on the bottom of a divided 10 gallon tank for my 2 boys. I have back sand substrate in my other 10gal (boyfriend's pick), and glass stones in my boys...
  4. pH way too high! What can I do?

    Betta Fish Care
    I just started a 20 gallon tank for my betta, but the ph is WAY too high. In my 10 gallon tank (where my betta currently lives) it is at 7.5 which isn't that bed. In the 20 gallon tank though it is over 8.5 which is way to high for any fish. The only difference I can think of is that the 20...
  5. Sand for the Tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok i dont know if this has bin talked about befor or not but i could not fain anything when i looked. I would like to know what poeple think about putting sand in the bottom of the betta tank, i have only used glass stones(rounded) or marbels befor. Im thinking about doing this to is a 5g and...