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  1. finnfinnfriend
    09-02-2013 07:38 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    So basically I am not over feeding....Maybe under feeding? I fast on water change day as well - easier to remember that way...
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 11:44 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    They are 1mm pellets.
  3. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:53 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Will do...But could 6 NLS pellets, 6 days a week conceiveably be too much?
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-01-2013 07:28 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    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.
  5. finnfinnfriend
    08-31-2013 06:55 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    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?

    Thanks!
  6. avraptorhal
    08-20-2013 07:50 PM - permalink
    avraptorhal
    I'm just a retired person enjoying life living in SoCal. Learning a lot about the animate world after spending my life modifying the parts of the inanimate world for Mammon.
  7. avraptorhal
    08-18-2013 06:49 PM - permalink
    avraptorhal
    Hallyx, I'm just saying I'm reasonably happy and wish you the best as well as the fact that I'm 83 qnd still kicking, LOL
  8. finnfinnfriend
    08-14-2013 03:23 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    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?
  9. rickey
    08-12-2013 11:14 AM - permalink
    rickey
    You and I think differently that the average betta keeper
  10. rickey
    08-11-2013 04:50 PM - permalink
    rickey
    Hi Hallyx, The basic chemistry information in bahamut285 article is basically sound and pretty standard . He is a little confuse on the subject of alkalinity and kH but close. kH is the measure of carbonate or bicarbonate and while these affect alkalinity other thing do also in the environment carbonate alkalinity tends to make up most of the total alkalinity other Ions do also Na+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+, Cl_, SO4, and NO3 al make up total qlklinity (some of these are measured as gH). As far as his water change recommendations go I totally disagree. Your bio load and nitrates should dictate you water change schedule IMHO. As far as cycling small aquariums what is the problem you an I both know it can be done successfully if you do over stock amd do your maintenance. In the Goldfish houses there are 4000 gallons of water and I do much more maintenance on those two houses that I do on my two nano tanks(a 2.5 gallon Spec and a 6 gallon Edge) why a very light Bio load and plants

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  • About Hallyx
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    Old fart and proud of it.
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    Fungus corners
    Interests
    Bicycling, weight-lifting and Betta
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    Specialist in eclectic endeavor
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    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    3 - 5

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