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  1. Hallyx
    09-10-2013 05:38 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    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.
  2. Hallyx
    09-09-2013 07:01 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    I'm an odd person.
  3. Hallyx
    09-06-2013 08:43 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Hah!..minion...good one, exactly right.
  4. Hallyx
    09-05-2013 02:47 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    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.
  5. Hallyx
    09-04-2013 07:20 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    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.
  6. jaysee
    09-03-2013 11:40 PM - permalink
    jaysee
    As best as I can see they do, but the light has been out in the tank for several months now. All kidding aside, they've been together for a long time now.
  7. Racoon293
    09-03-2013 06:34 PM - permalink
    Racoon293
    Thanks.
  8. Hallyx
    09-03-2013 08:43 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    He looks like he's manufactured out of copper foil and metal beads, so I call him the "Remarkable mechanical Plakat." Or just "the Plakat."

    I feed all my fish the same.

    Very astute observation about the chloramine. Put a bead in your #2 nitrate bottle to help you mix it better. I bet you'll get a lower reading.
  9. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 07:56 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Byron says, "A hungry fish is a healthy fish."

    That "look" is emblematic of his personality.
  10. Hallyx
    09-02-2013 07:12 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Thanks for admiring my fish, fff. Not many members liked him in the photo contests.

    Actually, he's a "Copper," three translucent layers of color. Depending on the light intensity and angle, he can look copper-tarnish green, dull blue or (mostly) copper-penny brown. But he's so shiny I can't get a good picture of this color mode. He's a 4-ray HMPK and proud of it.

    The light blue HM in my album was my dragon-scale---a devil-dragon because of his red fins. Some people consider dragons as only white. Some include light blue as dragons.

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    1g - male betta (Declan)
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