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Conversation Between finnfinnfriend and Hallyx
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  1. Hallyx
    09-13-2013 09:22 AM - permalink
    That's my motto.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-13-2013 02:57 AM - permalink
    Or not...You are quite unpredictable...Oh well...never gets boring lol
  3. finnfinnfriend
    09-13-2013 12:58 AM - permalink
    Where are you? I want to talk to you....Oh well, another hour and you will be online....
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-12-2013 11:04 AM - permalink
    Aww that's okay. And thank you!
  5. Hallyx
    09-12-2013 03:55 AM - permalink
    Sorry I can't see your basic Betta care video. I have a 45 kps dialup. I'm sure you did a great job.
  6. Hallyx
    09-11-2013 06:06 PM - permalink
    Hallyx you understand what Jaysee is on about. That's the internet for you. Believe with caution. Or, as we used to say, "Know your dealer."
  7. finnfinnfriend
    09-11-2013 01:44 PM - permalink
    That has been annoying me more and more lately....especially when extremely inexperienced people spout off info so matter-of-factually, like they have experienced whatever they were talking about for years. I don't want to be mean because I have done this myself, but it just annoys me now...What happens in theory and in practice are two different things....
  8. Hallyx
    09-11-2013 06:44 AM - permalink
    Because they don't think about what they say, just repeat "common" knowledge. Some keepers think a large change alters parameters too radically and the fishies don't like it...or they might die or some silly thing. I say it's a lot more complicated than that. See below.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    09-10-2013 09:05 AM - permalink
    Someone once told me to never do >50%. Why did they say that?
  10. Hallyx
    09-10-2013 05:38 AM - permalink
    You can absolutely change less (or more) it comes down to experience; where you are on the conscientiousness/ compulsiveness gradient, the health of the fish, level of stock, cost of the fish, level of paranoia and other complicated subjective and objective personal criteria.

    I assume someone asking wants a straighter answer, soooo...50%/wk pwc. Can't hurt.

    Change as much as you like. My refill water comes temperature-matched from my tap. I just dump it out of the 2g jar into the tank. (A 2g is easier to handle than a 5g bucket.) Sometimes he'll come over and play in the refill splash.

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