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  1. Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I've been loving my goldies, but unfortunately I'm going back to school soon, and I'm going to have to rehome them into my friend's pond (sad for me, but good for them). So I have enough bb's for a 40 gallon tank, but I'm only going to take a two-gallon tank with me to school. I'm thinking of getting either a betta or a couple ghost shrimp, something that would only need a really simple, minimal filter. I'm not exactly sure when I would get the inhabitant. Maybe a day, maybe a week. If I take some of my media with me and keep it wet and intermittently aerated, how long will the cycle last? Also, is it okay to keep a betta in a 2 gallon tank? I've heard differing opinions about the minimum they need.
  2. When my fish were new, I would dangle my fingers in the water and leave them there, just to let the fish get used to me. Eventually they came up to nibble and investigate. Once they did that, I started with big flakes, which are easier to hold on to, then the little pellets.
  3. Mike, you warm my heart so much, it could replace the heater you're giving away. Unfortunately, my heart cannot be used as a nitrite test
  4. I'm awfully sorry, Jade. I hope he pulls through!
  5. Not yet. As of now, he is more interested in food. He does so not care every time Hugo is about to lay eggs, so I think he is still too young. But in a year this might be a whole different story Lol I stand corrected
  6. Just noticed this topic...Dave is beautiful and he's very lucky to have you!
  7. Congratulations on your new addition! Chocolate in a moor sounds gorgeous. I hand feed my two, even though they don't need it. It's fun and a great way for us to have some special two-on-one quality time.
  8. I can't believe I missed this thread! That's Bito on top, and Cow, his common friend, below him.
  9. The most important thing about the pH is that it stays stable, so whatever it is, test it regularly for a while to make sure it is consistent. I'm not sure exactly what the upper and lower bounds of "okay" are, number-wise, so post the results when you get them and someone more experienced can advise you on that. The best advice I can give you about cycling is this: Be patient, and settle in. I wouldn't put too much faith in "ammonia should peak on the seventh day" or anything like that. It really varies, so try not to get frustrated if things don't move along as fast as you'd hope. But the good news is, you're not alone! Good luck, and keep us all updated!
  10. The API Master Test Kit can check ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH (it's all drops). It's a great product, and while it is pretty pricey, it'll last you a long time. Like Fang said, praziquantel is really the best treatment for flukes. It's very gentle and shouldn't stress your fish. I'm new to fish too, and it worked great for me. Hikari sells it as "prazipro," and it's on Amazon.com if you can't find it locally.
  11. How necessary is it to have direct lighting at all? My tank is in a room with pretty much solid windows on three sides (but no direct sunlight in the tank), and my first instinct tells me that natural sunlight is better than fluorescent or anything like that. The fish seem perfectly happy without the lighting strip, which doesn't even fit on the tank because of the HOB filter.
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