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post #11 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 05:02 PM
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If you are already using a conditioner,you really don't have to let it sit at all. Even tho letting the water sit will get rid of chlorine...it won't get rid of chlorimines(that some waters have,especially if you have city water). I f you are letting it sit,how then are you putting it in the tank at the correct temp? Best to just use a good conditioner,and put it in the tank!

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post #12 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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First i set the gallon jug next to the tank and put one of the heaters in it to get it to the right temps then i slowly pour it in over the rock formation. I repeat for the other gallon jugs.

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In my 10 gallon tank:
  • 1 Red male Betta
  • 1 Otocinclus Catfish
In my 29 gallon tank:
  • 4 Zebra danios
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 05:58 PM
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Uhm that's quite some hassle IMO... I just use a good conditioner fill up the buckets with -/+same temp (hand test temp only) and then in the tank, worked for years this way.

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post #14 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 06:18 PM
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Uhm that's quite some hassle IMO... I just use a good conditioner fill up the buckets with -/+same temp (hand test temp only) and then in the tank, worked for years this way.
This is also what I do...for mucho many years Just get a good conditioner,and away ya go! If your not sure about the finger testing the temp,get another bobber thermometer and use that in the bucket of new water that you'll be adding!Wee,simple

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post #15 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 06:22 PM
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I do the "baby" thing for testing temp. I run my wrist under the faucet to get the right temperature prior to adding water to the buckets.

I'm sure your betta will perk up. When did you get him? Watch his fins really carefully, when I got my (ex) betta he came down with something that ate up his fins within three days of bringing him home. I didn't catch it in time.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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I did a water change 1 hour and a half ago and i just tested it the readings are:
NO3:.03ppm
No2:0ppm
pH:7
Kh: 50
GH:120

I got my betta in august 2009. I didnt know that he had a diesease but after some research I concluded that he had fin rot. I treated him and his fins parshly grew back. I added tank buddies in september 2009 and he be came more active. After stablizing his temp (recently done) and At the same time added new fake plants (He doesnt like new things but after 3-4 hours he loves them) but after stablizing temps within tank he became even more active(at times keeping up with Zebra danios). And with the new filter I cant find anything flooting in the water.

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In my 10 gallon tank:
  • 1 Red male Betta
  • 1 Otocinclus Catfish
In my 29 gallon tank:
  • 4 Zebra danios
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-13-2009, 08:01 PM
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Good for you!! It's all really trail 'n error for all of us too! Now,try and keep the water to those parameters...good deal!! It sounds like your Betta will do well...congrats!

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