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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 9/7 19:55
Re: Is it possible to change water too much when trying to get your tank to cycle? #11
okay. Thank you!


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 9/7 14:00
Is it possible to change water too much when trying to get your tank to cycle? #12
Hi, I have a betta that’s been alone in a new 5 gallon tank for 7 days now and the ammonia remains .25 daily with 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates. The numbers are better than when he was living in a bowl for sure. But when should I expect to see changes in the numbers such that the cycle starts? I do a 20% partial water change every other day. Do the water changes disrupt the cycling? Or Am I being impatient.

Since I’m new to this I’m not sure if this is normal.

As usual, any information would be helpful.

Thank you!


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 8/7 18:44
Re: Betta fin rot? #13
I believe this was his condition prior to moving him into the tank.

When he was in the bowl the lighting was never so good as it is now in the tank. So the marbling
would have been hard to see.

I'll keep an eye on it. I'm trying to get photos every few days so I have something to refer to.
Also, I'm really hoping the tank starts to cycle soon. Although, this is only day 6 in the tank.

Otherwise, he seems happy enough. He's eating and I think pooping as I sometimes see evidence of it.
And he swims around certainly way more than he used to in the bowl...


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 8/7 14:24
Re: Betta fin rot? #14
I apologize about the upside down photo. Not sure why some uploads do that. Anyway here another that is right side up.

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 8/7 0:58
Re: Betta fin rot? #15
A few more photos

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 8/7 0:52
Betta fin rot? #16
I have a 5 gallon tank that my betta just moved into 5 days ago after Being in a bowl for ~2years in our office area.

His coloring changed over time in the bowl but none of us were fish people. We thought nothing of it. However, I’ve read a lot about Bettas since I’ve brought him including illnesses that impact them. I think Blue may have fin rot. Take a look at the pics and let me know if my assertion is correct.

If it is some illness, what do I do?

As always, thank you for your assistance in helping Blue!

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 2/7 22:53
Re: Clear ammonia was NOT... #17
Since I've gotten so much help from this forum, particularly fishlady and fcmf, I thought I'd
share a picture of Blue's new digs!

Thanks so much for the help. I'm sure I will be asking more questions soon.

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Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 2/7 13:43
Re: Clear ammonia was NOT... #18
Omg! You’re brilliant! He’s already dealing with cycling issues! Duh!
But it would be so much better for him with the help the filtration etc.


I will do that today!


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 2/7 3:20
Re: Clear ammonia was NOT... #19
I completely emptied my 5 gallon tank and rinsed everything to remove the LA’s totally (NOT) Awesome ammonia. I rinsed the filter media, the gravel and live plants. Then I rinsed and scrubbed the tank itself. I put everything back together including fluval stratum and the rinsed gravel and filled it with clean dechlorinated water. I then placed my plants and completed the fill with more dechlorinated water. So, now I’m back to square one.

But my ammonia won’t arrive for 9 more days! Do I just wait or is there something I should do?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Nunciata Nunciata
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  • Posted on: 30/6 14:05
Clear ammonia was NOT... #20
Hello again,

I’ve been cycling a tank for 12 days now. I couldn’t figure out why I’m not seeing any change in the water chemistry. Come to find out the ammonia I’m using is not just ammonia. Ugh! I bought LA’s totally awesome ammonia. It has surfactants and other things that I’m sure hinder cycling.

My question, do I need to change out my water completely or can I just start using real ammonia? My betta has already endured more than he should have. So I want to get back on track as soon as possible.

Feeling sad for my fish. Thanks for helping me help him.



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