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    1 + 1 = Trouble?

    Hey all I am consolidating some tanks to reduce my maintenance schedule. I have a female BN pleco in a 15g with a nerite, and a male BNP in a 40g breeder with 8 rasboras and 4 mystery snails (they all just moved from their 29g to the 40g tonight). I'd like to put the female in the 40, too, move...
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    Bump on betta

    okay - well, not good news but reality is reality. I'll monitor and hope. And order some clove oil. Thanks everyone for helping out here. Beth
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    Bump on betta

    Over the last 24 hours, my male betta has developed a lump on his right side. He's about a year old and is still acting normally, flaring and begging and investigating his tank. I just moved him from his 5.5g to an established 15g on Sunday. Here's his current setup. - 15 gallon that he...
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    Pleco eating my ozelot sword?

    Dang. I have driftwood and provide lots of fresh veggies. He has such a fat little belly. Was hoping it wasn't him. Back to my mantra: When reality smacks you in the face, adjust.
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    Pleco eating my ozelot sword?

    I just rec'd a shipment of plants yesterday that included ozelot swords. I put some in my goldfish tank and the rest in my community tank. Today, the ones in the community tank are full of little holes while the ones in the goldfish tank are not. Not at all what I expected :) The community tank...
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    Whitish cobwebby filaments on decor, fuzzy wallpaper on glass

    My quarantine tank looks a little bit like my house It developed some white filament thready things that looked like cobwebs about a week ago. I took a pipe cleaner and tried my best to remove by wrapping them around the cleaner. Now there's some fuzzy stuff growing on the walls and other flat...
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    Upgrading tank - what to do?

    Hi all I have a single oranda goldfish in a 15 gallon cycled, planted tank. I want to set up a 30-40 gallon tank to shift him over to for more room (and maybe a snail or butterfly loach). If I move the filter (Aquaclear 70) to the new tank along with the substrate (Carib Eco-Complete) and the...
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    Accidentally overfed my betta, now he's lathargic

    I guess this makes sense. I just miss his crazy antics and feel bad that he's feeling like I do after Thanksgiving dinner. I'll keep a watch and hold off on food for a couple of days. Thanks for the quick response.
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    Accidentally overfed my betta, now he's lathargic

    Hi all I accidentally overfed my betta yesterday (5/27). I didn't realize the tip of my finger was wet when I reached into the food container for a pellet. I thought I was giving him 1 pellet and instead about 8-10 floated off my finger and on to the surface. I did what I could to scoop up the...
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    Painted Turtle People - help me...

    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. I had a little nano tank so put him in it with water, put a light overhead and gave him a log to climb out on. Then put some bloodworms in the water. He gobbled them up...well as much as a turtle can gobble anyway. This morning he was quite active and...
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    Painted Turtle People - help me...

    Hey all Just found a little painted turtle stalled out in my backyard as he tried to make his way to the lake behind our house. Mama turtles make the trek up to our backyard every year to lay their eggs. I think most of the babies make it back down, but on occasion I find a dead baby here and...
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    KH & GH testing

    This is really helpful. I noticed after I ran an airstone for an hour or so in a bucket of tap water the pH went up to 8.0. Good to know about the GH kit. I can safely say that mine is 1 or less then. I didn't know that about the iron...the softener pulls out a lot of the iron, at least I'm...
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    KH & GH testing

    Hi all I am 14 days in to cycling (fishless) a new 15-gal tank that will host a goldfish at some point. We live in an area with really hard water that also has a high iron content (turns your hair orange high). So, we have a Kinetico water softener. I don't have access to non-softened water...
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    How many pellets per day?

    Thanks! I am feeding omega one betta buffet pellets, 42% protein. But wheat flour is the 3rd ingredient after salmon and herring. I'm planning to pick up some frozen brine shrimp and blood worms this weekend to supplement, but right now it's just pellets. I'll increase the pellets for the...
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    How many pellets per day?

    Hey all, On Saturday last (5/11) I brought a new betta home to keep me company in my home office (He's in a 5g aquarium that I cycled first). I've read a lot of information about bettas. Lots and lots of advice to not overfeed, but very little that describes how much a betta should eat per...
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