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  1. Oldfishlady
    10-21-2010 02:02 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Great...lets hope so...lol...did you get them for free and what did they use them for?
  2. weluvbettas
    10-21-2010 12:09 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    I got the boxes from a pet store so its gotta be safe right? They said i could have them (they had a pile in the corner)
  3. Oldfishlady
    10-20-2010 12:14 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Not sure what 1 means......I would check and make sure they are human food grade safe to be fish safe....this number is in the recycle triangle?
  4. weluvbettas
    10-20-2010 12:10 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    I checked the box.... it says "1" on it.
  5. Oldfishlady
    10-19-2010 02:35 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Great.....make sure and look at the bottom of the boxes for the recycle number you want "2"-this is human grade and food and water safe...3, 6, 7-are not safe due to possible leaching of toxin in the water.
    Look forward to hearing about your new project......
  6. weluvbettas
    10-19-2010 02:29 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Yepi get i let them in and there fine luckily. I dont have atest kit never have but i guess i could take it to a store . OH also today i found these large polystyrene boxes about 2 foot long and i was thinking i might plant it heavily and use it for my next breeding project and see how the fry grow up in a natural enviroment type tank.
  7. Oldfishlady
    10-19-2010 02:19 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    With any livestock it is best to do it slow...add your water to theirs in small amount at a time as they float in the new tank and then net and toss the old water.
    I pour mine in the net over a bucket to transfer and sometime I will even float the net in the tank before I release them...depends on what it is...

    The water pram changes are just as important if not more so than the temp (I know you already know this)
    You can also test the water and compare with yours and this will help you with the time line-I test pH and nitrate in the new water to make sure it is the same or close and equalize from that point-(you always want 0ppm on ammonia/nitrite) but this can be high in the transport water but I don't worry about it short term...the pH and nitrate is what can shock the livestock and kill them fast if not equalize slowly...make sense.....lol......hard to explain.....
  8. weluvbettas
    10-19-2010 01:28 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Got the shrimp today! YIPPPEEE! There still tiny! Will they handle all the different phs sitll with them been young? In the tank i now have java fern , about 16 stems of ludwigia repens ,amazon sword, marimo moss and some ancharis. Enough to be ok?
  9. weluvbettas
    10-17-2010 11:48 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Yep i knocked it with my hand and it went on the floor AND my legs lol , it was just my small fry im worried about its justthere the size of 2 week old fry but theres 2 of them that are huge! Im just gonna keep on the powdered stuff and also mush up some flakes.
  10. Oldfishlady
    10-17-2010 11:23 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    What a mess that must have been...lol....5 week old fry should be fine if they are eating powered food too-you may want to start adding some bigger food along with it-personally I would whip up some more BBS to keep that varied diet going-at this stage nutrition is really important-if you have access to fresh fish or shrimp-smash some up and feed small amount-you can even smash up some good quality flake food in it as well

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