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  1. Oldfishlady
    09-07-2010 04:11 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    karlhague-good to hear your betta is better, fresh clean dechlorinated water is awesome...kinda like fresh clear air is for us....lol
    IAL is fine for any species of fish IMO/E

    Jimmysdad...I will go take a look
  2. Jimmysdad
    09-07-2010 03:57 PM - permalink
    Jimmysdad
    Hello,
    hope everything is well with your weather situation. Can you please log onto my photo album and check out the pictures. I've added aquarium salt and the pineconing has gone down almost all the way. Some other members think it is dropsy, but I refuse to give up. What else can I do? Water levels were tested yesterday, and everything was fine. Still no appetite but his gills puffed out again.
  3. karlhague
    09-07-2010 03:21 PM - permalink
    karlhague
    I did another 50% change today, and he seems happier.

    Do you know if IAL will affect the corries?
  4. Oldfishlady
    09-07-2010 12:17 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    IMO-you will need a longer light period than 5hr-depending on the type of plants at least 8-10hrs-I keep my very heavy planted tanks on 12h-you kinda have to play with the photo period to suit your plants-you want long enough light for the plants to use and grow but not so much that the algae grows....a bit of a balance and each tank is different...a good starting point is 8h and increase from that point until you see plant growth with limited algae growth....and you will have algae.... that is normal and expected......part of the ecosystem.

    When ever I see odd or change in behavior in my fish-I make a 50% water change to rule the environment out first, sometimes it can be as simple as not enough dechlorinator used or forgotten, high heavy metals in the water because you didn't flush the line long enough (run water for at least 1 min before use in a tank) or something fell in the tank, something on your hands...etc......
  5. karlhague
    09-06-2010 05:38 PM - permalink
    karlhague
    Thanks OFL the Bulbs New, Tank is cycled, took a month, Only today have i noticed them after the water change.

    Pretty easy to wipe of, Phew nothing to worry about.

    My betta is acting wierd since the last water change (he seems determin to force himself between the back wall and the filter) first time ive seen him try get behind the filter.

    Saw him laid in the green Cabomba leaves at the surface earlier, hes amazingly active.

    is 5 hours light enough for my plants? or too much?
  6. Oldfishlady
    09-06-2010 04:55 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Thanks guys.....

    The brown dots are most likely diatoms and normal for new set-ups and should resolve on there own after several weeks, they should be easy to wipe off and vacuum out with water changes until then..also-old light bulbs can cause this too-especially if they are over 1yr old
  7. wallywestisthebest333
    09-06-2010 04:17 PM - permalink
    wallywestisthebest333
    I'm so sorry about the storm! =[

    Glad you're ok and I hope everything straightens out! =]
  8. karlhague
    09-06-2010 04:00 PM - permalink
    karlhague
    Hey OFL, Sorry to hear about your storm issues.

    Just a quick update, I have finally cleared my water up,

    Its crystal clear again.

    I have noticed some Brown dots appearing on the sides and fronts of the tank, are these bad news?
  9. Oldfishlady
    09-02-2010 05:57 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Ghost shrimp is a good choice-I don't remember off hand which of the ghost shrimp that can reproduce in a fresh water tank...give me a day or two and I will find out...but you need at least 1 female and 1 male and be aware that not only the Betta eating the shrimpletts but the ghost shrimp themselves will eat them...but having a nice mass of java moss can help...you may have to remind me later to get that information for you...gotta go for now.....
  10. weluvbettas
    09-02-2010 04:26 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    ok i wont put any more fish in how about 2 or 3 ghost shrimp? how many does it take to start a cloneney? by the way white clouds are fish that can live in fresh and coldwater i think the proper word is temeprmante?

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