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Conversation Between LebronTheBetta and thekoimaiden
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  1. LebronTheBetta
    11-06-2012 07:26 PM - permalink
    It's okay. :) I got it under control now anyways.
  2. thekoimaiden
    11-06-2012 06:47 PM - permalink
    If she had food bits on her hands that could have caused a spike. Still baffled, tho. Sorry it happened to you, tho.
  3. LebronTheBetta
    11-06-2012 03:40 PM - permalink
    No, my tanks are off limits for my relatives. My sister also put her hand in the water, and she's 5. I'm guessing its her. :( I did use paint but that was 2 days ago, of course I washed my hands. *sigh*
  4. thekoimaiden
    11-06-2012 02:13 PM - permalink
    Ammonia spike in a tank without fish? My guess is that something happened to kill off the bacteria. If you'd been working with chemicals or even simple stuff like paints before hand that could have killed them off. But just the decor shouldn't have. Did someone else dose your tank with ammonia, too, by chance?
  5. LebronTheBetta
    11-05-2012 09:44 PM - permalink
    Hi... Again. :o
    Well, somehow my tank got an ammonia spike. :( I did a water change that was like 60% and now it's around 3ppm. How did that happen? I also put in decorations that I bought today. Does my hand do anything with the parameters? To be honest, I didn't wash my hands before.. I guess I forgot. :( It just... Happened.

    Thoughts? It's my 1st fishless. There weren't any spikes when I did a fish-in with Lebron.
  6. LebronTheBetta
    10-31-2012 09:40 PM - permalink
    Oh okay, thank god. *phew* Hehe
    The tank is already dark, filter on high, and that's about it. x( I still need to get a heater, and I'm possibly getting an aerator volcano, too. I'll search for it when I go to my Petco on Friday, thanks again.
  7. thekoimaiden
    10-31-2012 07:46 PM - permalink
    Haha you're not a nuisance at all! It sounds like Hally has given you some very good suggestions. I also remember hearing that these are the conditions under which the beneficial bacteria thrive. You could also look for Tetra Safestart at other stores. Petsmart is the only place that carries it around me because they are the only pet store around me!
    Happy Halloween!!
  8. LebronTheBetta
    10-31-2012 03:31 PM - permalink
    Oh, and I'm sorry for being an annoying nuisance. :p
  9. LebronTheBetta
    10-31-2012 03:31 PM - permalink
    Well, we went to Petsmart but my mom didn't like any of the decorations. xD We're going to try a different store on Friday. For the SafeStart, I forgot to get it. :/ It's because I saw this purple female with orange fins. And my sister was starting to get grumpy. My tank is cloudy, probably just a bacterial bloom. And my dad is going to install the hood tonight, should I keep the light on or off? Hallyx said the bacteria reproduce quicker in warm water, having the filter on high, lots of aeration, and darkness.
  10. LebronTheBetta
    10-30-2012 01:47 PM - permalink
    I'm going to Petsmart later to get some decorations so I might as well get that. I'll try to experiment it with the the one I have, thanks for everything.
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