View Full Version : Funny how this happens, yet not so much

10-02-2010, 11:04 PM
Everything is so peaceful and then suddenly chaos comes. 2 things happened recently. 1st the filter leaks so since 9 am I've been trying to fix it. I did fix it by 2 pm. Through all that I had no time to even think about the betta which is the second problem. During the night, the kitten knocked a house plant over. Dirt got on the floor as well as in the betta's tank. The betta seems fine right now but I just wondered how I can get the dirt out. Some is floating, some isn't. There isn't tons of it but will a tank vacuum get it out? There are some small woodchips in it.

Little Embers
10-02-2010, 11:30 PM
I would use a turkey baster (so handy for aquariums) and do a partial water change.

Sorry to hear you are having problems...1 more is due, since they seem to come in three's.) :scry:

10-02-2010, 11:43 PM
Oh no. Don't jinx the tanks! Thanks, I might try that.

10-02-2010, 11:47 PM
There is dirt in the tank so just vacuum it out. :sconfused:

10-03-2010, 12:10 AM
I was gonna do that but just wanted to make sure.

10-03-2010, 12:26 AM
Hmm the betta tanks are 2.5 and 3g. I would just take the betta out of the tank and put into a temporary container. Then empty the tank and clean it. Depending on the type of soil the plant was potted in, there may be additional fertilizers and chemicals that could end up causing problems.

10-03-2010, 12:34 AM
I'll do that. He seems fine so hopefully there were no fertilizers. I never fertilize that plant, I just water it.