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Old 02-02-2015, 01:55 AM   #7381
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...which of those tanks seem lightly stocked to you? Giant danios alone would fill up a 29 gallon. A red eared slider is messy and going to need a 55 gallon...


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Sorry, I somehow missed the qualifier, "giant".
I suppose I should look up what a RES is, too.
I was just going by "body count."
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:07 AM   #7382
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Thanks stoker, Nigelk said he can see a difference, see how yours go, my tank is pretty clear without it.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:11 AM   #7383
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It's looking really good in there, IMHO, & other than 1 or 2 more Cherry Red shrimp, I am finished fooling around with my Betta's bowl! Poor guy, mom has been adding things for the last week, but up until the Whisper 3i filter, he was taking it in stride. He's not super happy about even this tiny filter, so when I get my nano 5 gal natural planted tank done, I may move the snail and shrimp out of there and remove the 3i. It's really true that they are not the best swimmers, and it bothers me watching him struggle! You should see the look on his face when I feed him and his food starts swirling overhead in a fast (for him) circle. (Part of me laughs because it IS a bit humorous watching him work out the trajectory & then strike a piece of food.) I am waiting for some on-line orders to arrive before I can begin work on the 5 gal (stuff my LFSs didn't carry or have now), and if the Betta hasn't grown 'swimming muscle' by the time it's ready for fish, that's what I will do. He was fine with no filter, just plants, zeolite, and water changes.

Do any of you have a filter with a Betta? How does yours do with it?

My Betta's all have filters. The 2 in 10 gals have quite flow 10-20s and the one in 3.7 is an all in one tank. Has a 40gph return. They are all fine, one of mine in a 10 gal likes to swim in the current right at the top. The one in the 3.7 is rather lazy and sits on the Anubis and the other 10 gal he is pretty shy


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Old 02-02-2015, 12:40 PM   #7384
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:26 PM   #7385
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The pics for the tiny babies are too small almost for me to see on the lap top let alone a AA phone app pic. Night before, the plug on the heater in the 16G loosened up from the power strip and it wasn't heating overnight and it seems we lost most of the babies. There were at least 3 left. At least I think there is a good chance the next time to be able to raise them, or the next time...

Previewed some new SW frags at a guys house, and did a pre order for some cool looking mushrooms that I don't have yet and a couple of Zoas too and an orand and a green Acan and a Brain and a Purple Bonsai Acro (which was the one for the best deal I think.

So am planning the new 35G SW to move my Saddleback Clowns into, target date by the end of the month.

My biggest issues are for the lighting decisions. The light connections in the built in part of the hood is corroded, so choice of just buying a new one from the company, kinda expensive, or new more awesome lights - similar price maybe or less, with a retrofit. And then deciding which kind to go with for a retrofit. Decisions, decisions, lol.

Feed everybody of course, added evap water fills for everyone.

Still pondering tank moving and inhabitants moving; kinda musical tanks... I would like to get a certain matching 72G so I could have twin SW and FW tanks, but the budget isn't quite ready for that yet...still thinking of how that would work though .

DD needs help with a rescape, and if she doesn't end up loving her 46G Bowfront tank, I will trade her for the 6.6G Edge, at least for a while. Or find her a used Edge.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:28 PM   #7386
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Oh dear, I got loads at the weekend, now I am running full steam!
ABSOLUTELY LOVE KEEPING FISH.
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:34 PM   #7387
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My biggest issues are for the lighting decisions. The light connections in the built in part of the hood is corroded, so choice of just buying a new one from the company, kinda expensive, or new more awesome lights - similar price maybe or less, with a retrofit. And then deciding which kind to go with for a retrofit. Decisions, decisions, lol.
If you're happy with the light and it's a function only fix;

If you can get to the corrosion, wire wool and/or a small flat file.
UNPLUG THE UNIT! Then you can buy something better with your money.
It's an easy fix but please please remember to play safe with electricity

It's the same thing you'd do to the button on the car windows, they get a build up on them sometimes.
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Very cool, thanks. Mine is getting a bit more used to it, I think.
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Angry What did I do? Ima bout to tear down & hunt shrimp!

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I am majorly aggravated right now. My Betta may be in SERIOUS trouble if I can't find any of my $25 + worth of shrimp that were there yesterday!!!

Just spent 40 minutes hand-picking vermiculite out of potting soil (needed something to do while waiting for the heater to cool down).

Next, his fanny is going in a plastic bowl, ALL the decs and plants are coming out, and I am going to find those shrimp!! If I do NOT find shrimp, I swear he is not getting fed for the next 2 days!!

Since this will essentially tear down the bowl, I'm going to clean house all the way and put soil at the bottom, replant the vegetation, replace the gravel, & redecorate. I'll do this no matter how the shrimp question is answered.

Grrrrr ~ there better be shrimp in there!
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I am majorly aggravated right now. My Betta may be in SERIOUS trouble if I can't find any of my $25 + worth of shrimp that were there yesterday!!!

Just spent 40 minutes hand-picking vermiculite out of potting soil (needed something to do while waiting for the heater to cool down).

Next, his fanny is going in a plastic bowl, ALL the decs and plants are coming out, and I am going to find those shrimp!! If I do NOT find shrimp, I swear he is not getting fed for the next 2 days!!

Since this will essentially tear down the bowl, I'm going to clean house all the way and put soil at the bottom, replant the vegetation, replace the gravel, & redecorate. I'll do this no matter how the shrimp question is answered.

Grrrrr ~ there better be shrimp in there!
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Wait you put $25 worth of live shrimp in with your betta. For food or just to have rhe shrimp?

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