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  1. bettafanatic

    Empty 30g Stock Suggestions

    I love Otos!!!! I've had them before, years ago when I had a planted aquarium. They were so much fun to watch! I may have to try this!!!
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    Empty 30g Stock Suggestions

    At this moment I have an empty 30g aquarium currently cycling. My plan is to heavily plant it but slowly. I've already ordered some hygro willows but nothing else. Still trying to decide on stock and want suggestions. I absolutely love albino Cory's and RCS so they are a must! But I cannot...
  3. bettafanatic

    Cascade 600

    Holy smoke that is an amazing filter. I have never had a hob that heald that much media before. That's why I love the canisters but I think you sold me here. Thanks so much for your input and I will be making a trip to petsmart tomorrow!
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    Cascade 600

    Yes that is the one. My tank is 30g and houses 1 small goldfish that was won at the fair. Yes I know the goldfish will out grow the tank eventually and the plan is to upgrade when needed as it grows but looking at filters for the meantime.
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    Goldfish Care

    Thank you so much. I actually found a cascade 600 internal filter so $23 and is rated up to 50g. Thinking about purchasing that and then save for the bigger tank. I know a bigger tank will be a must eventually if this little guy lives and grows and that's why I was looking at cascade 1000 as it...
  6. bettafanatic

    Cascade 600

    Does anyone here use this filter and if so do you recommend it? Wondering how good it is vs a under tank canister. Thanks
  7. bettafanatic

    Goldfish Care

    Ok we will just stick with the one. Thanks
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    Goldfish Care

    Thanks for the advice. I'll look at HOB filters. Ya I do not have a quarantine tank and really do not want to get one. I was only thinking of feeder goldfish because the fair fish is about the same size as them and when I looked at non feeders last night while getting food and plants, they were...
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    Goldfish Care

    Let's start by saying I haven't had an aquarium in a while and got rid of just about everything with the plans to be done until my daughter decided to bring home a goldfish from the fair. Not wanting to be like the typical mom who is put in this situation and throwing him in a bowl, I pulled out...
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    Help Anyone Who Knows About Ferrets

    That's what I use in his liter box but he is refusing to be potty trained Haha. Any suggestions to cut down on the smell if cat litter is a no no? I clean his cage 2x a day but it is still pretty smelly
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    Ferret Cage Opinions?

    I wouldn't use a dog cage as the bars are too spaced out. Walmart.com has a 5 tower ferret cage for $90. That's what I got for my guy.
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    Help Anyone Who Knows About Ferrets

    I just ordered my guy a new, bigger cage and it has a wire bottom overtop of a pull out bin so when he goes to the bathroom he won't lay in it. Well I also know cat liter is a no no for ferrets due to the dust can cause respiratory infections but if he isn't able to dig in it, there really won't...
  13. bettafanatic

    Smallest Rcs Tanks

    Thanks!
  14. bettafanatic

    Smallest Rcs Tanks

    I love it! I have a 1g fish bowl and I'm trying to figure out what kind of plants, soil etc to use. My smallest shrimp tank was a 5g with filter and all. I just used regular sand and ferts but I don't want to do that again. I just want to top off and have shrimp.
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    Smallest Rcs Tanks

    No heater or filter required. What kind of light do you use? That is nice!
  16. bettafanatic

    Kid Threw Stuff In Tank

    Mine never went through the biting stage but she spits. I hate hate hate getting spit on in my face. I almost rather be bit Haha
  17. bettafanatic

    Smallest Rcs Tanks

    I want to see the small rcs tanks. I'm thinking about making a bowl into a rcs setup but not sure how great of a plan that would be.
  18. bettafanatic

    Bristlenose Yay Or Nay?

    That they do but I keep mine at 80 which is their top range which can lower their life span. The goal is to keep them somewhere in the middle of their range. At least that is my understanding but I could be wrong. I'll check them out. Thanks
  19. bettafanatic

    Bristlenose Yay Or Nay?

    Oh ya I didn't even consider that. Good point so no pleco for me. I was reading on them last night but the wood is what made me change my mind. Not sure I really want to deal with tannins. I had a common pleco a while back but once he reached 18 in I rehomed him to someone with a 200g. Mine at...
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    Bristlenose Yay Or Nay?

    So undecided. Part of me wants a bristlenose pleco and part of me doesn't. My current setup is a 30g with a lone betta. Opinions? I know I want something else but not sure what. Maybe shrimp instead? So undecided. My current setup is silk plants, sponge filters and temp of 80. I know plecos...
  21. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Thanks that is a great idea! I'll defiantely go to lowes.
  22. bettafanatic

    Kid Threw Stuff In Tank

    I would highly recommend a lid. I also went lidless (have had it this way for 5-6 years) and my almost 3yo killrd all my fish except 1 two weeks ago. She took everything under the tank and put it in the tank including all food and chemicals. This happened when she woke before me while sleeping...
  23. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Thanks. It is all fake silk plants I carefully selected and soaked in vinegar, salt and water solution to prevent bleeding and removed all wiring from. Aquarium shops charge an arm and a leg for plants so I build my own.
  24. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Update: 2 weeks later and an entire tank redo after dealing with complication after complication and my betta is still alive! Still sad after losing my other fish but feeling better. My daughter has since tried throwing more stuff into the aquarium like toys and people food so my husband and I...
  25. bettafanatic

    Funny Things Your Fish Do

    My best friends goldfish will stick his mouth out of the water and chirp at her whenever he wants to be fed which is all the time. He sounds like a bird.
  26. bettafanatic

    Female Bettas Kept With Other Fish?

    2 males no. Females maybe. Depends on a lot of things like temperament, size of aquarium, setup, etc. To be successful you need laid back females in groups of at least 3 but minimum of 5 is recommended. Odd numbers so they dont gang up in pairs on each other and heavily planted for lots of...
  27. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Omg truth! I am pretty heartbroken but if it was my child I would lose my mind. She did so much more besides my fish so as a lesson learned she now has a baby gate in front of her door. No more roaming the house unsupervised and she now has no choice but to wake me to be able to leave her room...
  28. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Yes very devastating considering my adult cories have been with me for the last 6 years and my cory babies were only a few months old. My ottos have been with me the last 3 years. My neons also about 6 years old. My only new fish was my betta and has been with me for about 6 months and now I'm...
  29. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Thanks guys! Still cleaning the tank and all equipment. Found 2 more survivors but they are acting funny so they probably won't make it. They even let me catch them with the net so definately sick.
  30. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Got my one surviving fish out. Now going to the store to get more dechlorinizer and food. I don't think he is going to make it because he is just lying at the top of the water. Should I replace sand too? What about the plants? I use sponge filters, should I get another filter or just clean the...
  31. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Sad part is I have kiddie lock on my aquarium.Not sure if I didn't tighten it enough or what after feeding my fish last night.
  32. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    My ottos are dead, my cories are just laying still and my betta is hiding. I have 2 leftover neons from old school that are flailing about at the top of the tank. Personally I'll be surprised if any of them make it. I think I'm going to take some of the water out into a bucket and fill with tap...
  33. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Nope nothing left. She literally dumped EVERYHING into the tank. I really don't know which is worse chlorine or all the chemicals. Those are my choices until the store opens and I can get more conditioner
  34. bettafanatic

    Child Dumped Chemicals And Food In Tank - Help Needed!!!!

    Ok here is the deal. My 2yp woke up this morning before me and dumped every chemical and all fish food I had under my aquarium into my 30g. These chemicals include an entire LG bottle of water conditioner, small bottle of antibacterial meds, an entire lg bottle of algaefix (never used), my test...
  35. bettafanatic

    Fish Tank Progress/show Me Your Tanks!

    This is my 30g that houses albino cory cats and a betta. I have a black thumb like no other so I use silk plants. As soon as my Pentagon tank arrives this will be turned into a saltwater aquarium.
  36. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    That all sounds really good. I already started making a wishlist on amazon of the equipment I want so when I'm all ready to setup I can go and order it
  37. bettafanatic

    Refactometer Any Good?

    Thanks I appreciate the advice. New to saltwater and have no idea what to get lol. I also didn't realize Hannah was top of the line. I found this same one for $150 elsewhere but I'll look at cheaper ones since ya'll are saying they work good.
  38. bettafanatic

    Refactometer Any Good?

    Opps sorry I forgot to post the link Digital Refractometer for Seawater Analysis - HI96822 - Hanna Instruments
  39. bettafanatic

    Refactometer Any Good?

    Has anyone used this refactometer and if so did you like it? Shopping around for equipment before I start setting up my aquarium. Thanks
  40. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Oh I will. I do have a question in regards to corals; some of my research is a bit contradicting. Some sites say you can add corals once it's cycled and some sites say to wait 6 months to a year for the tank to mature before adding corals. What is your opinion/personal experience? What about the...
  41. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Thanks everyone! A lot of good info and gives me some stuff to look into! I definately wsnt a good light as corals eventually are a must.
  42. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Thanks
  43. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Budget isn't a big deal. I would rather dish it out and have easier than try and do it the cheap way. Thanks everyone
  44. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Who cares about common or not. If ya like them then get them Haha!
  45. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Thanks! To be completely honest, I would be perfectly fine with clowns and nothing else as I know they are aggressive. Ocellaris clowns are my reason for even wanting a saltwater to begin with. They are, in my opinion, the most beautiful fish!
  46. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    I absolutely LOVE clowns and have always wanted some but been freaked out about saltwater. I upgraded my 30g to a 44g Pentagon tank for my foyer (just waiting for its arrival) and now looking into doing my saltwater with my soon to be empty 30g but I want to really look into it before going...
  47. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Ok I'll go look at the posts. I already have the 30g tank that is why I was asking about that. I was debating on doing a 65g if 30g is too small but I need a tank no longer than 3ft for the spot I want it in my office.
  48. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Also what filter, lighting and skimmers do I need? What is best for tracking salinity? Do I need chemicals if using distilled water with salt?
  49. bettafanatic

    New To Salt Water

    Before I go crazy and start buying equipment for saltwater setup I need to know how hard a 30g would be to maintain? I've always heard with saltwater, bigger the better as far as stability; how true is this? Would a 30g be too small or difficult? All I want are some coral, an anemone, 2 clown...
  50. bettafanatic

    Adding Fish To Tank

    I also wouldn't do tiger barbs in with black skirts or even In a 20g. I had 13 tigers in a 55g and let me tell you, once they became adults, the tank seemed too small in my opinion. Tigers are beautiful and so much fun to watch with their energy but they need a bigger tank. They love to chase...




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