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KingArt777
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water change question
« on: August 30, 2010, 08:54:25 PM »

i know not to take out all the water
but how much do i take out?
and how much water cond. for all the water in tank half cap full
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Re: water change question
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 12:57:17 AM »

For now max 50% waterchange.
You will need to know how much water there is and dose it according to instructions. You may need a small pipette to that because Bubba glass is very small...

... but again, maybe you got sth bigger for him on your wishlist? Wink... I'd look for at least 8 l volume, then it will be easier for you too to care for him Cheesy
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Re: water change question
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 12:58:27 AM »

You got nice decorations there, Smiley
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Re: water change question
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 05:19:48 PM »

I did a 50% water chang
tryed to remove his waste how do i do it with ease
do i need to buy some thing
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Hanna
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Re: water change question
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 05:26:26 PM »

Best thing is to get a small piece of a hose, not more than 7-10mm in diameter and siphon it out into another jar you may use for this only.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 01:01:40 AM »

A peace of plastic hose (like Hanna mentioned) would easily do the trick. You just fill it with water, dip one end into the bowl and the other in a bucket or something below and the gravity will suck out the water for you! Just try to siphon out all the waste on the bottom too Smiley
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Re: water change question
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 05:18:23 AM »

How come gravity never sucks my water out? **** gravity Tongue I always have to suck on my siphon which is **** scary, I don't want any of that water in my mouth haha.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 10:45:05 AM »

Lol xD It's rather easy to make it work! See, you just put one end of the hose under the tap and pour some water in, as much as it fits, and then you angle it so that all the air by the bottom end of it will come up. Then you pour some more water into it so that it's full, and finally you go empty your tank Cheesy It works the best if the bucket is on the floor, it'll suck the water out faster c:
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Re: water change question
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 02:52:34 PM »

all i have to do is find a hose
i changed the water yesterday is it ok to change it agen(so i can get the fish waste out)
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Re: water change question
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 02:56:54 PM »

It's okay Smiley Just remember to get rid of the waste every time from now on! So you won't have to do it that many times ;>
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Re: water change question
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 04:39:49 PM »

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How come gravity never sucks my water out? **** gravity Tongue I always have to suck on my siphon which is **** scary, I don't want any of that water in my mouth haha.

HAHAHA... if it happens regard it as if it boosts your immunesystem.... hahaha  Grin  Grin  Grin  I am mean, am I/ joke, joke, joke
Well we fill the whole hose under the tap, hold the ends closed with our fingers, submerge one end into the water and let the other end open and here it goes...
Only make sure the water you want to take out is higher than the bucket. And if you want to fill water back into the tank , the bucket must be higher.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 06:43:51 PM »

will a chain of bendy straws work till i find a hose or some thing to siphon out the waste
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Re: water change question
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 08:46:13 PM »

the only thing to know is to try it Wink
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Re: water change question
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 09:06:11 PM »

Hahaha no thanks Hanna, I think I would be vomiting all over the place if that happened Tongue I'll try the way you do it for safety reasons hehe.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 09:22:06 PM »

Hahahaha it happened to me and hubby once.... hahaha... had a brandy and a beer straight away afterwards... hahahahaha
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Re: water change question
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 09:23:22 PM »

is it normal for foam like bubbles on the water
i do not think my i idea of a chain of bendy straws will work now that i think about it
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Re: water change question
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 09:27:08 PM »

can you take a pic of it and post it please?
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Re: water change question
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 09:42:35 PM »

ok here it is
tryed to take it out now it is back
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Re: water change question
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010, 09:57:29 PM »

normally it shoudn't be there... but at the same time betta males build bubble nests.
I am not familiar if they also do it without a female. Maybe you just observe Bubba if he does it.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010, 02:14:55 AM »

The bubbles are most likely caused by your water conditioner. I've got a kind that always leaves some small bubbles by the surface much like this. Especially after a water change. And if that's not the case, he might've made a bubble nest Tongue But as far as I know, there's a bigger chance for bettas to breed if he actually has some floating plants to make the nest between/around.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2010, 02:58:57 AM »

water conditioner??? how
I wake up go look at him and see more
i do not get why I think he makes it at night
never see him made it
I never see bubbles whin i add water conditioner
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Re: water change question
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2010, 09:45:28 AM »

The bubbles simply get there a while after the conditioner's been added. And of course, they show up faster if there's a filter involved. It's really not that complicated.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2010, 01:09:55 PM »

Bubbles = content fishie. And I find a turkey baster works wonders for getting waste and water out of small bowls/tanks.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2010, 01:27:50 PM »

Hi mumzilla, welcome back Cheesy

How's your fishies going?
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Re: water change question
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2010, 06:31:53 PM »

I got a net to get the waste
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Re: water change question
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2010, 06:36:24 PM »

Believe us the best thing is to have the hose.

With the net you'll be stirring up the waste making Bubba to swim in it.  Tongue
He also will be scared if you manipulate with the net in his glass. Stress!  Cry
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Re: water change question
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2010, 06:45:24 PM »

I think i did scare him win i tryed to get most of the waste out
the hoses at the pet store were way to big
I can not find a hose that is the right size
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Re: water change question
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2010, 06:50:15 PM »

Try and get a 50-70 cm hose cut of the ones people use to connect pumps to airstones.
This should suffice for the little glass Bubba is kept in.

Didn't you ask the staff there what they clean their betta bowls with?

Hey, be smart  Wink

I also noticed that you got the gravel covered with a plastic. Why?
Get a nice loose layer of gravel in there an a nice small plant. And you can arange those 3 black stones around the plant roots.
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Re: water change question
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2010, 07:09:59 PM »

I have it set up the way it is met to be dun but the gravel came out of the thing that it is ment to go in
i asked the staff and the staff told me that  the best thing for the size tank i have was to get the 3" Brine Shrimp net
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Re: water change question
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2010, 07:11:34 PM »

plus it is to small for a plant
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