Recent content by BettaJazzHands

  1. Anubias Left Unattached?

    I have one floating in my large tank to allow my Betta a resting spot near the surface, but otherwise the rest are glued on with a dab of gel based superglue to rocks or driftwood. I have one glued anubias that is about five years old now, and absolutely massive.
  2. Fish In Cycling : It's Not Bad! A Newbies Perspective.

    I've tried every type of cycle - fish in for my Betta tanks, fish in with seeded media, fishless with ammonia, and fishless with ammonia and Dr. Tims. Never lost a fish, because I was very careful, but fish-in was so stressful. By far my favorite method was Fishless with ammonia and Dr. Tims...
  3. Holy Bubble Count, Batman!

    Hi all! This is a little long winded, I'm sorry. I'm not new to planted tanks, but I am new to co2, and I'd love a few more sets of eyes if possible. I have three low tech 20 gallon community tanks running the finnex 24/7 cc on a custom day cycle (off from 12 - 6, ramp up to max brightness from...
  4. Stocking Ideas!

    They seem happy in there. I’ve found eggs on plants I’ve trimmed out. It looks like that’s the plan! The Betta is gonna be thrilled with the extra space.
  5. Stocking Ideas!

    Thank you so much for talking this through with me. I have no fish oriented friends, they all think I’m nuts. Like I said - I just want to be able to give my guys the best life I can, and I don’t mind pulling strings to get there. Do you think the six pandas are ok where they are long term? I...
  6. Stocking Ideas!

    Any reason you think I should move the Rasbora over? They have been in the 20 gallon for a long time, I wasn't planning on removing them. They're temperature compatible with the Betta OR the Pandas (their bio says 72 - 81 degrees ) and I think he'd stay entertained with them in there with him. I can...
  7. Stocking Ideas!

    I really don't want to move the Betta to another 10 gallon tank - I've got two Bettas in 10 gallons right now and it isn't something I want to do again. He also seems to really love being in the community, and spends about half his time hanging out with the corys. He had been in a 10 gallon and was a...
  8. I Miss My Betta

    I have three Bettas, and even though I am probably going to sound like a horrible owner, I really only think about one of them during the day. The other two are older, and I adore them, but their tanks are stable and they're happy as clams and very easy. They're also much more independent, and...
  9. Stocking Ideas!

    Hi all! I am hoping that someone can talk this through with me. I am trying to figure out stocking for my new 38 gallon tank. So I am in the middle of that super exciting stage where 4ppm ammonia and nitrites are dropping to 0ppm within 24 hours and my fishless cycle is almost done! Thank god...
  10. Help With New Fish

    Yes, they say that you need to wait 24 hours after using prime to use safestart. By that vein, I should be able to add it to the water to remove any chlorines or chloramines, and then wait the 24 hours and use that to do the PWC with a little more TSS (they say a tablespoon or so for a water...
  11. Help With New Fish

    The safe start bottle tells you not to do water changes for the first 7 days so as not to mess up the cycle. That makes me intensely uncomfortable. I was thinking about aging my water for over 24 hours after using water conditioner (because they say not to use water conditioner with TSS for 24...
  12. Help With New Fish

    I have the Aqueon Quiet Flow 20, and a small air stone, both on the side where they are glass surfing a ton. I have a Betta coming in the mail tomorrow that is going to be the centerpiece of the tank, so I wanted to cluster all of the water movement on one side, barricaded by plants, so that the...
  13. Help With New Fish

    I realized that I added a lot at once once I did it - hindsight is 20/20, that's why I tried to support the bacteria with some TSS, and why I've been obsessively checking the levels, which have continued to be stable. If it were an issue of adding too many at once would I have seen a parameter...
  14. Help With New Fish

    Ok, so I have a 20 gallon tall tank, cycled, planted, heated to 78. Only thing I don't like about the tank is that it has a PH 0f 8.0, which I know is hard. I am too afraid to try to change it and create swings. My LFS has a PH of 7.0, so I drip acclimated the new fish I got for the tank...
  15. Odd Spot On Betta's Eye

    First of all, Fluffy is an amazing name for a Betta. I've been soaking the pellets in vita chem with the brine shrimp, so hopefully that will entice him. My healthy guy would eat literally anything you put in the water with him, so it's tough seeing this guy beg for food when I am not willing to...




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