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  1. Master Test Kit results

    Betta Fish Care
    High PH- 8.0 Ammonia- 2.5 Nitrite- 0 Nitrate- 1 Last weeks readings, according to the local pet store, were PH- 7.4 Ammonia- .5 Nitrite-.5 Nitrate- Not provided Are these bad or good changes?
  2. Is this a good setup?

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm pretty new to aquariums so I wanted to make sure this was a good tank setup, I feel like the pH, KH and GH in particular are off. Tank Size: 10 Gal Fish: 1 Male Half-Moon Betta Plants: Java Fern, Amazon Sword and Anacharis (the Anacharis was a bit ratty when I bought it but there are some...
  3. pH differences

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey everyone, I've got yet another question. Everyone here has been lovely on my adventure into becoming a better betta owner. I have a master test kit (unfortunately not API but it works just as well) and I've tested my tank pH several times now (always 6.5) but just today I tested my sisters...
  4. Snail water conditions question

    Other Fish
    Okay, so I'm really badly needing to change Honey's water because it's getting smelly (I know, omg, why did I let it get to a stinky stage?) and I couldn't do it yesterday because I was horribly sick (spent about 10 hours in the bathroom because I didn't know if I was going to throw up or not...
  5. Betta at top of the tank

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We got 2 bettas a few weeks ago (in two separate tanks) for my two daughters. We had been treating both tanks the same (clean schedule etc). Abby's fish looks good. Amanda's fish was never as active/interactive as Abby's fish and then started to lose its color. The water was cloudy so we...
  6. cycling vs. 100% water changes

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i keep typing this, and when i am finished, my computer spazzes and goes "back" and it gets deleted :evil: so i'm going to try to "abbreviate" this as much as possible... long story short, i have a 10 gallon, filtered tank heated at 80 degrees. my betta has lived here alone and i have done...