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  1. so i haven't cycled a tank in about 7 years.... and here i am cycling my tank from scratch and i am lost !! no idea what i am doing..... LOL anyways it is day 4 ! day 4 of 'cycling'. let me tell you what i have done so far.... well fish tank got polluted with several containers of food. so completely stripped tank and filters. even left filters out over night to dry on sink. rinsed plants and drift wood good and put them back into the tank. filled tank with water conditioned water. API brand. SUPER STRENGTH. didnt do a water test till yesterday. been adding a large pinch of fish food and sometime days a algae disk to produce ammonia in tank. been doing that in a stocking due to not wanting no ugly flakes getting stuck in plants so this way they break down and disappear to nothing. sometimes i rub the stocking and a cloud of food comes out... hehe anyways yesterday i did a test. ammonia nitrates and nitrites all nothing. ph off the chart. so first water change. say about 40% got changed today , readings were still all ZERO so dumped some more food in a few hours ago. readings ph 6.0 nitrates 0 nitrites 0 ammonia 0.25 but a weak colour for that so maybe not even that high. am i doing this right ???? i'm lost. why is there no other readings unless i over dose with food and then i only get ammonia. i only started keeping track of readings yesterday. there is a whole bunch of well established drift wood. many years in a good cycle tank and with heaps of Anubias and Fontinalis. heaps of fontinalis. oh there was 2 snails in the tank too. havent seen them amongst the plants at all !!! (sorry if this is on the wrong spot. just checking i am doing this right ?) apparently 7 years is enough to forget cycling from scratch. usually i would just stick a filter or 2 in another tank for a month then put it in the tank i want with half water from the tank they were sitting in and half new fresh water and this would be sufficient to be 'cycled' already. never had a problem or a bad reading doing that. but since i only have small tanks now and i haven't got the big array of tanks available this isn't really possible anymore. HELP.
  2. awwwww small and cute. what lovely fish you have...
  3. awwwwwwwwwww pretty steve. i like the tank
  4. wow your fish are great..... you cant help but love pork chop. funny fish. thanks for sharing... great video !
  5. wow. i knew they had teeth but i didn't know they fall out.... that has totally amazed me ! so cool !
  6. go with koko's suggestion. thats what i do with my acrylic small tanks. just blast and flood it !
  7. ooooh such s cute fishie... i see why you chose him.
  8. miss

    Betta Boutique Wi

    i love how curious they are... whenever the camera came up to a tank they would swim up to the front and check out what was going on. they ALL looked so happy and healthy... so refreshing to see something like this instead of plastic cups and tiny tanks.... bettas are wonderful fish full of personality. i love them.
  9. OH MY ! what gorgeous fish you have.... i love the new little black guy.. except his face/mouth looks sooo sad...lol. like he is sulking...but what a cutie
  10. i agree ... more photos !!!
  11. cool cool cool. wish i could see them in person. i'd be tempted to feed them food from the buffet. Koi like shrimp cocktail ? lol
  12. i had the same idea just the other day, to find some sort of long large tube (i was going to use clear hard plastic water pipes)... great idea. i've got the same problem. am trying to find a solution to position the food in a certain spot in the tank.
  13. Oh My Gawd, he is sooooo pretty !!! what a stunner
  14. i've never seen plant rings.... how cool. what are they made from ??? i'd love to try and make one with moss or java. will look awesome !!
  15. miss

    New Betta

    oooooh i like him...nice ! bettas are sweet little fish
  16. miss

    My Betta Boys !

    thanks.... i like to think so...
  17. miss

    My Betta Boys !

    i couldn't find a ruler, so i used a dinner fork as a standard item to compare him against...lol. this is ninja right up against the glass and the dinner fork... see he is really small... i should have done a comparison with sushi. He is much bigger, but still only average size. but here is some photos of sushi and ninja anyways... (these were from today) *NOTE* ninjas tail...perfect chunks taken out of it... GRRRRR tail bitter. but he hasnt done it for a while now... those are just old bites that haven't grown back.
  18. ADORABLE !!! i LOVEEEE your bettas. and your goldfish are all VERY cute.
  19. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, look at them all... how sweet do they all look... i bet your happy with them all... i cant pick a favourite. i love them ALL....
  20. mmmmm i know it doesn't mess with the filters i have now.the babies actually they thrive in the filters with all the food and mess in there that they just love to eat. i use the same sort of filters in all my tanks. and have large snail populations in the past in some of my tanks. not a problem (except them munching on some of my plants) but since there is no delicate plants now i cant see a problem even if they do over populate. will just scoop them out as i see them if it gets to that point. i threw a few in. and goldfish have been swimming right over them and not once did any pay attention to them. besides the fish are so small the snails are half the size of the tiny fish...lol. will be a while before they can eat them. if they chose to eat them.
  21. awwwww what special beautiful fish you have. lucky they have someone so loving to care for them... they are adorable
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