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  1. BettaQi
    08-03-2012 12:47 PM - permalink
    BettaQi
    Hullo OFL!

    Thx so much for all your great posts!

    I learn so much reading them.

    I am learning to be patient as I assess what I want to do with my tanks.

    I now have waaaaay more tanks than I thought I ever would!

    Am going to visit 2 LFS this weekend with a shopping list to compare prices.

    All good wishes,

    BQ
  2. BubbiBubba
    08-03-2012 11:49 AM - permalink
    BubbiBubba
    But, just curious: Do you think a used carbon filter cartridge rinsed in old tank water is just as effective as like any other type? Like a sponge or something?
  3. BubbiBubba
    08-03-2012 10:32 AM - permalink
    BubbiBubba
    Ohh, THANK YOU! This is exactly the information I need! You're the best.
  4. BubbiBubba
    08-02-2012 08:15 PM - permalink
    BubbiBubba
    My 5 gallon tank is cycled w/ carbon filters... since they must be replaced every 4-6 weeks, what should I do? All the BB is in the filter!
    Should I cut the filter open & pour out the carbon, then shove that UNDER the new carbon cartridge? I have 3 extras of these & they go w/ my tank. Please help me!
  5. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 05:31 PM - permalink
    teeneythebetta
    Okay thank you! :)
  6. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 03:11 PM - permalink
    teeneythebetta
    Hello OFL! My tank has been cycling for about 4 weeks (10 gal, heated filtered, houses 1 betta & 2 nerite snails).. My tap water contains .5 ppm ammonia... Today I have 0 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrite, between 5-10 nitrate. Is it possible for a tank to cycle this fast?? I did not use any seeded materials & I only have 2 small live plants. Thanks.
  7. LebronTheBetta
    08-02-2012 01:44 PM - permalink
    LebronTheBetta
    OK, thanks OFL. I guess it's a mystery. ^^ Can't wait until its done! Gonna be a lot of work, though. Thanks again. ~LTB
  8. LebronTheBetta
    08-02-2012 12:48 PM - permalink
    LebronTheBetta
    Hi OFL. Again. Lol. Sorry if I keep bothering you but I have a question. A few days ago, I noticed my filter was too strong. I kept it off most of the time and turn it back on sometimes. And today, I bought a valve so I can control the current. I can now keep it on 24/7. :) My question is, was that enough time for BB to colonize just a little bit? I know the cycle takes weeks but I mean in that short amount of time, did BB grow? I'm just worried that when I turned it off the BB start to die off and when I turn it back again, it'll flow my tank with ammonia. If you can't understand my babbling, I'll try to make it more understandable. If you're not confused, please reply back. Sorry if it's confusing... ~LTB
  9. Oldfishlady
    07-29-2012 04:07 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    misterbetta-since you have your VM turned off I can't reply to you in your VM-but to answer your question. Its post count that increase your level and to become a moderator you are asked or invited by admin after other moderator recommend you-but only when a moderator is needed to add to the team.

    Merl-I think you responded to the wrong person-I don't recommend nor use antibiotic, however, I am not critical of those that do...Plus-I don't have any sick fish
  10. Bettanewbie60
    07-29-2012 03:50 PM - permalink
    Bettanewbie60
    So, even though Beau is now doing better in the 1g., should I remove the internal filter in 5.5 where the new fish is, or wait and see if he's okay with the vibration?

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