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    Vafa - I get the feeling that with 2 tiny tanks, you are itching to put actual fish into one of them - the problem is very often those size tanks are marketed to make people think that certain fish can go into them when it's just not the case.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    good news guys
    nitrite at .5-1
    ammonia 2
    and i have read that shrimp have some small bio-loads but i don't want to take the risk.
    so now should i top off water that has evaporated.
    and if so should i use some of my water from an established tank
    or conditioned water from tap?
    and also i am getting this heater on the weekend
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=12315584

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    Yes, top off the tank and use new dechlorinated water. No sense in putting dirty tank water in there. Water from another tank brings nothing to the show but used water.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    boy its gonna be hard to condition with prime
    like 1 drop only

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    just wanted to let you guys know nitrate just got to 5 ppm
    and also i did use nutrafin betta enviro-clean to help speed it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    just wanted to let you guys know nitrate just got to 5 ppm
    and also i did use nutrafin betta enviro-clean to help speed it up
    Speed up your cycle? How is this product supposed to work?

    Getting a nitrAte reading means you are more than halfway through the cycling process.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    on the bottle it says that it is a blend of highly efficent micro-organisms that biologically reduce organic waste in betta "bowls"
    some one gave me this a while back.
    i didn't use till a week ago
    i am assuming this is a cycle-booster
    or am i wrong

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    on the bottle it says that it is a blend of highly efficent micro-organisms that biologically reduce organic waste in betta "bowls"
    some one gave me this a while back.
    i didn't use till a week ago
    i am assuming this is a cycle-booster
    or am i wrong
    Organic waste? As far as I know, you have no organic waste in the tank - there isn't anything living in it yet - and as far as I know, organic waste that accumulates in a tank should be removed by the tank owner.

    My understanding of cycle boosters is they can protect fish while doing a fish-in cycle but that isn't the case.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    I thought they meant ammonia but in a simpler word

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    i did my test right now
    i am freakin out
    my nitrite has gone to 0
    ammonia to 1.5
    and nitrate to 5
    why don't i have nitrite.
    on the prime bottle it does say detoxifies nitrite and nitrate.
    is this do to a prime overdose.
    i estimated that there was 0.5-1 gallon of water so i put in about 1 ml.
    the water in the tank went down 1/3.
    i had a little left in the bucket so i poured that in the 20.
    very little was left

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