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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    If I had said I was going to do something dangerous I would understand the reaction. But to jump down my throat after I bought something that’s made to be preemptively done is ridiculous. Thank you PheonixKingZ & the others that helped me early on, but I’m moving to a less judgmental forum.
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    I understand your point but politely disagree. I read up on the do nothing method and dislike it. Based on what I read preventatives are well worth doing and plenty of credible fish authorities medicate QT fish so it’s not abnormal at all. That’s the route I will take.
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Thanks for the heads up guys! One correction - I bought quarantine meds, not emergency ones. I know not everyone likes adding extraneous things during QT time, but I intend to due to the different fish I intend to get, the amount they’ll cost, and knowing my LFS has dealt with a few of the...
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Thanks for the heads up! With any luck I’ll be starting mine within a couple weeks. I’d really love kicking it off! The wait is killer. I just put an online order in for some things including the no spill python! Getting quarantine meds as well as a properly sized air pump for the adorable...
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Small question! I wondered about Microbe-lift - I already have it from setting up my niece’s tank. Now my question is, should I still buy MarineLand BIO-Spira Freshwater Bacteria? Is it basically going to do the same thing as microbe-lift or is it a different kettle of fish? Can they work in...
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    Nano tank betta gift - help!

    Thank you so much for the guidance FishFinatic! The container I plan to use is his original store betta cup. :) Luckily I just have to go down the road but I’ll keep the heater on in the main water bucket whenever possible. I’ll be sure to float his cup before he goes back in. The water change...
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    Nano tank betta gift - help!

    I’ll be taking the tank over and gifting it tomorrow. Obviously the fish will be removed, the water will go into a bucket, and I’m doing a water change today. The transfer period should be very brief since she’s close by. Is there anything else I should be aware of about fish in-transit?
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Awesome news on the python! Its price has had me scratching my head but after seeing a video demonstration I was impressed. Thanks for the input. My plants are getting seachem flourish :) Actually I hadn’t worked the layout out that thoroughly. Blue as a river is a really cool idea though! I...
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    I think it’ll be a combination. Some fake blue & purple silk plants were requested & I plan on a variety of live plants. Black sand and blue gravel (the same as my niece’s) is the planned substrate. I have decor in mind but haven’t picked it up yet. Why can’t aquarium stuff be free? Lol! It’s...
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    It just says (sp.) after aponogeton. I don’t think that’s specific enough though :( I haven’t yet bought it but plan to get that filter. I’ll also pick up some decor for my tank next week.
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Their commercial name is Betta Bulbs but the scientific name on them is ‘Aponogeton.’
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    Nano tank betta gift - help!

    New and improved! I also put foam in the inside, since I did get filter foam, and I figured that would be a help too. Every little bit! He’s super inquisitive! He checked it out right away & swam in front without being pushed aside! Mission accomplished!!!
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Early days but enough to know they’re going. All the little green extensions are new :)
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Nope all that it has is some gravel. Pretty snazzy gravel if I do say so myself! Thanks dude! There aren’t even plants in it yet, because the bulbs I ‘planted’ are in the tiny travel size thing so they can be near a window. I read a lot of mixed reviews on those btw but they’re sprouting!
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    New tank, new post! Woohoo!!

    Can I put the 300 W heater into the 10 gallon tank purely to make sure the heater is functioning? As a short term test? I could be waiting to get the tank beyond when the return period for the heater is, so I would like to find a way to test it.
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