Well, so far my little betta baby seems to be doing well. He's really cute. he goes up to the other fish, like he's going to say Hi or even maybe flare up a little, but when they turn and look at him he just changes directions real quick like "Psyche! Just kidding!"
I haven't thought of a name for him yet. I was thinking about naming him "Monk", because he was afraid of everything...but now he seems to be coming out of his shell a little. He's very pretty, and seems very young. Seems pretty healthy, too, so far.
SO now I have a different question. It's about my tanks..all three of them. With my nifty new PWC
system, I have been changing small amounts of water in all three tanks twice a day. I have been taking off the first inch or two of the 55G, and an inch off of the 10G's andd then adding new water..TWICE A DAY, thinking that a little preventative PWC
would keep the NO3
's down. Then last week I CHECKED the NO3
's, and they are OFF THE CHARTS! between 40ppm and 160ppm and even darker red results....literally OFF THE CHARTS!
obviously little water changes are not enough. So I have been doing 30 - 40 % water changes TWICE A DAY for four days, and, while my NO3
's in the 10G tanks are coming down to reasonable levels about 5 - 10ppm, the 55G is still pretty high. I have been emptying a 33 gallon drum twice a day with my PWC
's. That's a lot of water!
The Ammonia and NO2
's are very low, zero or close to it, in all three tanks. And the fish are all happy and healthy. But I'm hoping I am not destined to changing out 60+ gallons of water a day! Will the NO3
's level out eventually? The 55 has live plants....I just bought some more....but the plants are small and the tank is large.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance....