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  1. Vaughan06
    09-10-2011 03:27 PM - permalink
    Quite a few people have recommended slipping pantyhose over my filter's intake to slow the current. Is this smart? Or will it prevent my filter from filtering?
  2. Marshall
    09-10-2011 01:48 PM - permalink
    Hi OFL. Im marshall, newbie on this thread. I have a sick betta and really need your advise on how to let my betta regain his liveliness.
    Could u take a look at my thread(Betta can't swim) and advise me on how i should handle this persistent virus? Thanks in advance!
  3. Oldfishlady
    09-04-2011 03:21 PM - permalink
    What I mean by the experiments I conducted-ammonia levels didn't rise as fast in the smaller unfiltered, unplanted varied some based on diet-more due to quality of food than amount need to change more water then is needed-more due to antibody development and stress

    Even though ammonia levels don't rise or you don't detect it on the water still have DOC's that are harmful as well and water changes are needed for that and why I recommend at least 2 water changes in 1g-4g plants can make a difference too-as long as they are actively growing, enough of them and the right species...not all plants do the same thing in regard to filtering the water
  4. laughing
    09-04-2011 12:54 AM - permalink
    I noticed a post by you stating "bettas don't produce ammonia like you think they do".

    Okay, this intrigues me. My two bettas are in 2.5 gallons, my male has anacharis and java moss, my baby female no live plants. On accident I left them for 2 weeks without a water change, and they were both happy and fine. This past week I haven't done one, either, and the ammonia levels still aren't affecting them.

    Are these the results you were concluding as well? After seeing how little affected they are I am considering dropping down to (2) 50% a week and a 100% every 2 weeks. (They eat all their food, and I siphon up all their waste during partial water changes.)
    08-27-2011 08:57 PM - permalink
    ok, I got it, am new thats why not familiar with , posts procedure, thanks for advise,
  6. Abby
    08-21-2011 08:30 PM - permalink
    Hey OFL if you could take a look at the HIGH PH question i posted in the fish care im in a spot of trouble! thanks in advance
  7. Oldfishlady
    08-17-2011 04:09 PM - permalink
    Thats fine.....
  8. cajunamy
    08-17-2011 04:05 PM - permalink
    hey there - LOVE the post you just wrote on bettas. do you mind if I put it up on my facebook?
  9. diablo13
    08-16-2011 05:02 PM - permalink
    Lol, I heard they were very messy eaters. If this tank doesn't already come with all of these utilities, we will get them from the store, thanks for the help OFL!
  10. Oldfishlady
    08-16-2011 04:00 PM - permalink
    I would also invest in a python type siphon system too-if you don't already have might need to make more than a weekly water change with higher volume and adding a second filter of some type might be a good idea too....messy seems like they blow half the food out the it goes everywhere...laffs....

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