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  1. Georgie Girl

    Comment by 'Georgie Girl' in media 'They got bunny faces'

    Love it. What kind of snails are they? (Um, they are snails, right?)
  2. Georgie Girl

    Tap pH and bottled water

    I have a single king betta in five gallons. Before yesterday's water change: ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 10, pH 7.8. I fight to keep pH down, and worry that I'm just stressing my fish by using pH Down to do that. Someone has suggested I use bottled water. I guess I could do that, if I find...
  3. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    PascalKrypt, thanks for your interest. You've asked questions I haven't thought of. I need to wait to reply until Saturday, though, when I have some time to get on my laptop. I'm on my phone now and it'll be too long a post for the phone. Meantime, László is eating a bit now. One pellet or two...
  4. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    THANKS! That ought to be perfect.
  5. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    Pagoda, I'm starting to feel that the pH is the problem (and that maybe "leaching acrylic" was a silly idea). I need to find a place to read about tropical fish - specifically bettas - and what pH does to them. Got any links?
  6. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    Pagoda, thanks so much for your input. I appreciate it. I'd never thought of bottled water. I wouldn't even know where to get it. But what comes out of my tap is over 8, so I'm going to consider bottled.
  7. Georgie Girl

    Hi

    Hey, Nette. It's good to see you. Stick around. Lots of good people and good info, advice, and help here. Note: you'll read a lot of advice about the cycle. Its importance can't be overstated. You'll find good articles here: what the cycle is, how to get it going in your tank, how to tell...
  8. Georgie Girl

    Forum Glitch

    Repolie, that's just bizarre. I hope they get this hammered out soon.
  9. Georgie Girl

    Funny Funny Tank Pics/ Happenings

    I don't have a funny story, but this is going to be a great thread.
  10. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    Hi, Pagoda, Yep, I did. It took about seven weeks. I give him pellets mostly. Two-three, morning and night. Every couple of days I give him frozen bloodworms. Thing is, my other two bettas did the same thing: started spitting out their food (whatever it was), consuming nothing, until they...
  11. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    Hi, Pete. I last tested the water when I did a water change a couple of days ago, on Sunday. Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10 pH 8.4 * Thanks for whatever thoughts you can offer. * I know the pH is a problem. I went to the LFS and got some pH Down. I'm trying to bring it down slowly. Right now...
  12. Georgie Girl

    Acrylic Tank - Could Be Leaching Something Into Water?

    Gotta be quick, gotta get into the office I have a 5 gal acrylic tank with my third betta. My last two have died. I've done all I can think of. But now László is spitting out his food, which is how my other two died. They wouldn't eat. (Of course I euthanized them.) Is my acrylic tank leaching...
  13. Georgie Girl

    5 Gallon Tank Are Diatoms Hurting My Fish?

    Thanks, JJ, for all your posts here and the info you've given me. I'll be a noob for a long time, but because of you and others like you, I'm learning fast. I haven't given any meds, but now I'm tempted to because he won't eat. He keeps spitting out his food. We'll see after today's water change.
  14. Georgie Girl

    5 Gallon Tank Are Diatoms Hurting My Fish?

    Hi, JJ. He's not near a window. I cycled the tank and test about once a week. It's always good. I'll get a pic of the brown rasser frasser stuff as soon as this Rat Face gets off my lap! Edited to answer your question better, I hope: it took seven weeks for this little tank to cycle. I let it...
  15. Georgie Girl

    Slick Rick Isn't So Slick

    How old is Slick?
  16. Georgie Girl

    5 Gallon Tank Are Diatoms Hurting My Fish?

    My king betta, László, has been a happy guy since I brought him home. Lately he's gotten a little sluggish, and I wonder if it could be the diatoms. I can't get the upper hand on it and I can't figure out how to stop it. 1. Could it be hurting László? 2. Does anyone know what I have to do to...
  17. Georgie Girl

    Comment by 'Georgie Girl' in media 'Akio the King Betta'

    He's a beauty. I thought my new fish was just a giant. I didn't know that King Bettas have that title.
  18. Georgie Girl

    Help I'm At A Loss

    I'm not exactly a noob.... I guess I'd say I'm a weak novice. I'm upgrading my betta, László, to a 10 gallon (from five) and I have questions about the tank I want, the substrate I should get (I'll have live plants), what to do about diatoms, the best pH for a betta, and more. Is this the...
  19. Georgie Girl

    A Beginners 55 - Aka My 2nd Big Mistake

    Dude. You're funny. Thanks for this.
  20. Georgie Girl

    Help I'm At A Loss

    I'm largely ignorant of anything besides the cycle, testing, and water changes. I didn't know there is yet more harmful stuff. How can I know what the pH should be? Does it depend on the fish? Thanks for your advice.




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