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  1. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 05:31 PM - permalink
    Okay thank you! :)
  2. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 03:11 PM - permalink
    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.
  3. LebronTheBetta
    08-02-2012 01:44 PM - permalink
    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
  4. LebronTheBetta
    08-02-2012 12:48 PM - permalink
    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
  5. Oldfishlady
    07-29-2012 04:07 PM - permalink
    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
  6. Bettanewbie60
    07-29-2012 03:50 PM - permalink
    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?
  7. Merl
    07-29-2012 01:37 PM - permalink
    Your betta has bacterial or fungal disease; possibly cotton wool, columnaris, gill disease that can block gills and and prevent breathing. Treat with a broad-spectrum antibiotic that treats fungal diseases, like Mardel's Maracin Plus for 5 days. If that does not work, try Maracin Copper Safe for 5 days, take a few days off between med cycles to avoid immunity; treat on off days with a combination of API Stress Zyme plus Kordon AmQuel; then move back on to Mardel Maracin Maroxy for 5 days max. Add 1 tsp per gallon of Aquarium Salt, ne--never regular salt to discourage bacteria and fungi. Get a Hydor heater for aquariums less than 5 gallons. Remove uneaten food; feed 5 pellets every other day; never overfeed; avoid methylene blue for serious contagious diseases. See fish diseases; other posts; keep water temp constant; always add good water conditioners like Stress Zyme,Kordon AmQuel, plus Aqua Salt for each weekly water change; never keep bettas in less than 1/2 gallon H20.
  8. Bettanewbie60
    07-29-2012 12:52 PM - permalink
    Hey OFL, yes, it's me, here again lol. Sorry to bother you but I have a quick question. Can the in tank filter vibration irritate/cause anxiety in a fish? Beau never seemed to settle in his 5.5, I put him in the 1g bowl last night, and even though not eating yet, he is not swimming erratically back and forth anymore..seems calmer. I put my newest betta in the 5.5 with that filter, and I don't want to drive him "mad" if that is what is happening. The filter is on the lowest setting, but placing my fingers on the glass I can feel it vibrating. Thanks
  9. misterBetta22
    07-29-2012 12:40 PM - permalink
    By the way how do you become like a member (I'm a new member) and how do you become all those other levels like uhhhhhhh like fish lover? No um or super moderator etc. if you know what I'm talking about.
  10. misterBetta22
    07-29-2012 12:39 PM - permalink
    Hiya, I have to say, your advice was pretty etty good! Keep up the good work and you'll be on your way in no time!

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