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Old 05-16-2014, 09:06 PM
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Amber what kind of tank/heater do you use?
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:11 PM
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Amber what kind of tank/heater do you use?
Fred is in a 5 gallon tank, it was a glofish kit that included filter (I ended up buying a less powerful filter), hood, and a tetra 50w preset heater.

Sirius Black and unnamed boy are in a divided 10 gallon. It's just a regular 10 gallon tank, I'm also running a tetra 50w preset heater in their tank.

The babies are in one gallon growout tanks in my bathroom which rather than have heaters in I perform climate control on my bathroom to keep the water temp at a constant 80 degrees.

All that being said, I will be upgrading to better adjustable heaters before next winter.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:16 PM
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Also for fun, here's the size difference between Olivander (the plakat) and Sirius Black the DT.

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Old 05-17-2014, 11:27 AM
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... I want one. Boyfriend is not convinced as it takes way too many water changes to be an easy tank pet. Does the proper filter cut down on that at all?
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:46 AM
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A cycled tank doesn't require a huge amount of water changes. Until you're tank is cycle water changes are pretty frequent and how long it takes a tank to cycle varies.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:56 AM
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... I want one. Boyfriend is not convinced as it takes way too many water changes to be an easy tank pet. Does the proper filter cut down on that at all?
I do weekly, small water changes. Around 15-20% each week, mainly to syphon the rocks. My tank is planted, though, which helps.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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Also tank size matters in how often and how large of a change you need
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New rescue EE boy, he's in pretty sorry shape and I have no idea if he'll pull through, but I'm going to give it all I got.

This is what he looked like on the store shelf and most of the ride home.


Getting acclimated:


His cup days are over!




Any good vibes for him appreciated!
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Well, my guy died today

I had him for 2.5 years, which is the longest I've ever had a fish. He was already big with long fins when I got him (and he never grew any more) so he knows how old he was. I'm guessing he died of old age, because these past couple of months he's just been slowing down, not swimming as much, having a hard time seeing his food, things like that. I am sad.

I'm going to go to the local pet store today and see what bettas they have. It sucks looking at an empty tank.
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I'm sorry, Paige It's always crummy. I hope the petstore has something nice to help you feel better.

Amber, how is the new dude doing?
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