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  1. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 06:49 AM - permalink
    I feed 6-10 1.0mm Omega Ones in one daily feeding. Sometimes more, in which case they float and the fish take all day to eat them. I fast on water change day, a tip I got from Byron.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 11:44 AM - permalink
    They are 1mm pellets.
  3. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 08:48 AM - permalink
    I don't know how big NLS pellets are. I only have the really small ones for fry.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:53 AM - permalink
    Will do...But could 6 NLS pellets, 6 days a week conceiveably be too much?
  5. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 07:41 AM - permalink
    You may be feeding a little much. That's the correct conclusion, anyway. Try cutting it in half for a week or two. Won't hurt 'em.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:28 AM - permalink
    Oh yeah....I run the ATI mini in my 2.5...But I seem to get 10-20 nitrate by the week's end. Am I feeding too much?

    No ammonia or nitrite though. It's cycled.

    Thank you for your help.
  7. Hallyx
    09-01-2013 05:36 AM - permalink
    I keep my wild Smarigdina in a 2.5g bare-bottom tank. His Hagen Elite mini filter (set on low) has a little added foam, but not much. And just a few Anubias, so no real plant help. I vacuum and change 50% once a week (easy to keep a bare-bottom clean). I get 0.00ppm ammonia and nitrite and ~5.0ppm nitrate every week. One drop/gal Prime with the change just to chelate the heavy metals (My well has no chlorine nor ammonia).

    I would say that any sponge filter, even a small one, is plenty for just a Betta. When I activate my 3.0gals, I run an ATI Mini sponge filter, which is way overkill.

    Thanks for the friend request.
  8. finnfinnfriend
    08-31-2013 06:55 PM - permalink
    Hello again! A couple of questions if you don't mind...

    I don't like having a substrate in my 2.5 gallon, but would an over-sized sponge filter make up for lack of surface area?

    Also, for one betta alone in a cycled 2.5 gallon, do you recommend once weekly 50% water changes?

  9. Hallyx
    08-15-2013 10:09 AM - permalink
    Sorry, fff, no video capabilities. (44k dialup)

    Depends on the fish. Depends on the filter. Depends on the keeper.
  10. finnfinnfriend
    08-14-2013 03:23 PM - permalink
    Hey Hallyx, is there any way you could show me a video of your sponge filter(s) for your bettas so I can see what the flow looks like?

    Or can a sponge filter never really be too strong for a betta?

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