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Fishless bucket cycling...?
Old 01-04-2014, 02:24 PM   #21
 
fighting betta's are ...
had a few, call me naive, yes, i ignored what others talked about ...
wanted to imagine they wouldn't hassle the other fish, ... a few dead fish later, got rid of the betta
tried again, different betta, ... in time the same results,

... never again

i like/prefer community friendly tanks,
i have heard of a peaceful betta, but the fighting betta has left a bad taste in my mouth so i hesitate.
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #22
 
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Wow, I meant uselful for a betta bowl, with no filter or surface for the BB to cling to, where you are water changing the entire bowl often, and not really ever getting the water to cycle in the first place, I guess it would just allow you to not change the water as often-right?
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:57 PM   #23
 
if your doing 100% water changes, ... how is that different from no water changes ? (add a plant or 2 just to be on the safe side)
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #24
 
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if your doing 100% water changes, ... how is that different from no water changes ? (add a plant or 2 just to be on the safe side)
In the case of the fish bowl, the difference is a dead fish more often than not.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #25
 
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just stumbled upon this thread.gotta say that it is pretty confusing. where does the op get their source water from? for that matter who is the op?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:14 PM   #26
 
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[quote=Flear;3680746]if your doing 100% water changes, ... how is that different from no water changes ? (add a plant or 2 just to be on the safe side)[/QUOTE

I was having a hard time understanding why you wanted to conduct this experiment in the first place, I see now, you want to skip on the w/c s. I'm not sure how adding nitrate to your fish tank would be more beneficial than removing access ferts or minerals that your plants don't use and replacing the minerals and ferts that your plants do use. It's pretty impossible to know exactly what your plants are using, and to dose, w/c accordingly, so anything we "fishkeepers" do is just a guess, I guess, I mean, how much ferts our plants use is based on the size of the tank, how many plants we have in there, the biolaod, it goes on and on....we just try to get a 'balance" to keep algae at bay and fish and plants healthy for each individual tank.
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Old 01-05-2014, 01:20 AM   #27
 
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just stumbled upon this thread.gotta say that it is pretty confusing. where does the op get their source water from? for that matter who is the op?


I moved the original posts here from another thread,
I'm still not sure if I put the right topic on it! >.<
I forgot to link it back there! Thanks, Sandy! ^__^
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/beginner-freshwater-aquarium/cycling-help-324490/


Looks like things are going well over there. though!

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Old 01-05-2014, 01:28 AM   #28
 
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oooh. it makes a little more sense now.missed it when the two posts were seperated. thanks a bunch chesh. things are going swimmingly over here.
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