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    for what it's worth…
    My Betta is in a 3.5gal tank, moss ball, and an ivory snail named Gary. He seems very happy and I check the levels weekly and do partial water changes once a week.
    I never let the ammonia get above .25 ppm in his tank. I also underfeed him so ammonia does not build up any faster.
    water stays around 78-80 degrees.
    He even likes facing the gentle flow of the filter after following Gary around the glass.

    now for the *gasp* moment
    My Betta tank was not cycled..But then again that was months ago when I knew nothing about cycling until I bought a 10gal tank and wondered why a goldfish didn't make it….which led me to this site…Looking back, if I knew about cycling then, I would have cycled the Betta tank as well.


    I think what you are trying to do is a noble thing and should be applauded..
    You are a college student. Is there not some one on the dorm or near you that you could watch or keep Lucky while you are away?
    Last edited by Fishhook; 06-06-2014 at 08:16 PM. Reason: typo

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    You missed my point, or maybe I wasn't clear. Lots of people make the mistake of not cycling a tank when they are new. The OP knew the tank should be cycled. I don't even mind cycling with fish, but it does have to be done correctly. Correctly is lots of water changes, not putting the fish in an uncycled tank and then leaving for vacation. The OP should have waited until he got back from vacation to buy the fish so he could give it the proper care it needs. Like I said, unless you are very experienced, impulse buys usually end badly, maybe this is one that will end ok and the fish will live a couple years.
    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
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    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.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    You missed my point, or maybe I wasn't clear.
    I totally got your point moms. I just wanted to share my experience with the OP…and that I was probably one of the lucky ones to have a successful uncycled tank.
    He will have to vigilant and dedicated in his care.


    my wife thinks Im crazy because I check on him (Elsa) so often lol

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    I think most of our spouses think we are at least a little crazy, my husband uses the word obsessed a lot for some reason.
    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
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    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.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I think most of our spouses think we are at least a little crazy, my husband uses the word obsessed a lot for some reason.
    Yes - and they say 'crazy' and 'obsessed' like it's a bad thing :o) We are fish fans. Fans comes from the word fanatic. so, IMO we're supposed to be a little crazy :o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Yes - and they say 'crazy' and 'obsessed' like it's a bad thing :o) We are fish fans. Fans comes from the word fanatic. so, IMO we're supposed to be a little crazy :o)
    HA! That's exactly what I tell my husband when he starts in with the obsessed word.
    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
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    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.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.



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    In my case it's not "obsessed"....it's "obsessive", with two other words, in a phrase

    There's an acronym for it, can't recall what it is just now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    In my case it's not "obsessed"....it's "obsessive", with two other words, in a phrase

    There's an acronym for it, can't recall what it is just now...
    OCD?????


    I guess I don't understand how a betta is different from other fish and doesn't need a cycled tank just because the tank is small. The smaller the tank, the more vigilant you have to be with maintenance.

    Sorry, but putting the fish in an uncycled, small tank and leaving for vacation is very irresponsible.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 06-06-2014 at 09:47 PM.
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    Well, goodbye to this forum.

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