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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hey all. I would appreciate some advice regarding what I should be expecting from my water tests. I recently got an API Freshwater Master Test Kit. I first used it on December 15th, and here were the results: The “tap” water (I use tap water filtered with a Brita filter water pitcher, since...
  2. Journals
    Hiya ! Just came back from our crap overpriced LFS . Lol . :roll: Ponyo hit his back on the siphon and so I went to the local fish store to grab some mess and a water testing kit . Turns out their kit is 50$ !!! Heck no . So I ended up just grabbing ph and ammonia because the guy said that is...
  3. Betta Fish Care
    I wanted to make sure the water is good before I get a betta, so I just tested my water with a test strips kit. These are the levels I got: Nitrate - 0 ppm Nitrite - .5 ppm Hardness - 150 ppm Chlorine - 0 ppm Alkalinity - 80 ppm pH - 7.8 - 8.4? (7.8 when just tested and 8.4 when dry, so 7.8?)...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently set up a 10 gallon tank with 4 live plants, a moss ball, 4 ghost shrimp (there were 5 but the smallest one died), and 1 baby beta. I also have a heater, gravel, and a fake plant. I took a water sample to the pet store for testing a few days after adding everyone to the tank. The...
  5. Betta Fish Care
    Hey everyone. So I just bought a water test kit for the first time today because my betta has a fungus and I wanted to see what was up with his water. I'm just a little confused about a couple of the results: pH 7.5 Alkalinity 180 ppm Hardness 300 ppm Nitrates 0 Nitrites 0 Ammonia 0 So I know...
  6. Betta Fish Care
    I have two bettas. They are currently in one gallon bowls that undergo 20% changes every other day and full water changes weekly. They will be moved into a 5 gallon mini bow in about two weeks when I move into my dorm. I can not do it before then because I would have to set up the tank, cycle...
  7. Betta Fish Care
    Hi everyone, I'm completely new to the fish world. Quite a few weeks ago I was at a pet store buying supplies for my cats, and it broke my heart to see all these lethargic Betta fishes in tiny plastic containers, which led me to the idea of getting one of my own. I asked an employee about...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Alright, well I'm thinking I'm gonna get an Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit so that I can cycle and get my tank ready for my fishies. It's pretty well rated and seems to be what I need, but it's around 30 dollars. That's a tad bit over my spending limit, but if this test kit...
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