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Conversation Between Hallyx and finnfinnfriend
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    09-08-2013 06:40 PM - permalink
    Something tells me you live in California. So may I ask why you are online at the oddest hours? lol
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-06-2013 11:04 AM - permalink
    Haha, that's cats for ya...She sure was something else...
  3. Hallyx
    09-06-2013 08:43 AM - permalink
    Hah!..minion...good one, exactly right.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-05-2013 12:19 PM - permalink
    I knew what it was like to be a mere minion when my cat was still alive lol...But flying hawks and falcons sounds pretty amazing. I had a cockatiel for a couple months but I had to rehome him because I ended up being allergic. I was also getting annoyed with him as well to be honest. He was a dominant bird so he would just scream really loud all day long if someone wasn't holdin him. Then when I managed to get him to come out he would chew on my earlobes and try to bite my freckles off...

    I don't really know if I'm into lizards; I just have the one. He is pretty boring but I still like him. He sure is good at looking majestic though.
  5. Hallyx
    09-05-2013 02:47 AM - permalink
    Nah. Betta (and other anabantids) are special. I'm more pf a bird guy. Just can't keep birds right now. Had two Platy for my Plakat to chase. They got nippy so I took them back. Had a Colombian Redtail Boa for ten years. But my best times were when I used to fly hawks and falcons. You want to know what it's like to be the beta (or lower) of a relationship?

    I see you're into lizards. A noble race, indeed.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    09-04-2013 11:48 PM - permalink
    Hallyx! Hi!

    I was wondering, do you keep any other fish besides bettas? Or any other animals for that matter?
  7. finnfinnfriend
    09-04-2013 07:41 AM - permalink
    So just hold the test tube up un a well lit area and look through the tube rather than puttig the tube against a white surface?

    I will try putting a piece of gravel in there, thanks.
  8. Hallyx
    09-04-2013 07:20 AM - permalink
    The color density (saturation) is not going to match the card when held next to it. Try holding it and viewing it at different angles to minimize this difference (that's what I do). The tone, shade, value is what you want to match to get a reading. But for nitrate it's not that important--the difference between 5ppm and 10ppm is of no practical consequence. The difference from week to week can tell you something about how much ammonia is being processed.

    You can wiggle the dropper part out of the bottle, carefully, with pliers. Put a BB-sized bead or bit of gravel in there and close it up.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    09-03-2013 05:17 PM - permalink
    Okay, so for the liquid test....Is the actual color of the liquid the result, or the color I see when I hold the test tube right up against the card (touching). Because there is a dramatic difference...The color of the liquid says five....Up against the paper it says ten. Ugh.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    09-03-2013 11:50 AM - permalink
    What a prestigious title :)

    How do I get a bead in there and what kind of bead do I use?
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