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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 5:14 pm

I guess it's a good thing I ran over to the office, as I found water spreading over the surface of my desk. My betta had been in a three-gallon acrylic tank and it apparently had sprung a leak. I moved the tank over, set it on a towel, and started cleaning up the mess. By the time I had the desk cleaned up, the towel under the tank was wet and the water level was down even more. I put Yoshi into the jug I keep aquarium water in at the office and dismantled the tank. I was so annoyed, especially as I couldn't find a crack. The only thing I found was a very rough spot in the center of the bottom, maybe the place where the acrylic goes into the mold.

Anyway, I took it back to Petsmart and got a five-gallon glass tank - don't think I care to risk acrylic again. Also had to get a heater and filter - didn't like any of the kitted-up ones.

Are there any fish I can keep in there with Yoshi? I know five gallons isn't huge, but it should be large enough for something.

Off to clean the new stuff so I can set up again on Tuesday. And I should say that Yoshi is home now and in a large, planted bowl - temporary heater but no filter. I think he'll be fine until I get the new tank set up.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 6:22 pm

Is Yoshi a male betta?

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Lindabee53
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 6:35 pm

Yes, he is.
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Kasshan
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 7:06 pm

after your tank has been set up for a month or so. you could probably add a few small docile fish, like neons, glo-lite tetras, orange von rio tetras, white cloud minnows, or danios. of course get only 3-5 of one species, so pick your fav.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 7:09 pm

oh yeah, only do 1-2 gal water changes per month, and after a few months of your tank being established you could perhaps put an apple snail or an otocinclus in
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:26 pm

Thank you for your suggestions. I'll eliminate neons from my possibles, as I know they're fin nippers.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/26/2011, 8:45 pm

hmmm idk, neons from my experience are rather shy, and of all the fish, neons are the least likely to nip.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/27/2011, 9:00 am

Maybe I shouldn't have said that neons are nippers, but I think mine are. When I dropped my betta into the community tank until I could get something set up for him here, the neons kept after him. I finally put him into a canning jar - transient housing.

I do appreciate the suggestions, as I am pretty new at this. If I knew what I were doing, I'd be dangerous.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/27/2011, 6:13 pm

well thats likely cuz they neons were comfortable in their tank setting and didnt know the pecking order in the tank when your betta was housed with them temporarily,they just were curious i suppose.

but as i can imagine, if your betta has been in a particular tank for a long period of time, itll be his tank, anything else you put in after such as a neon would be skittish at first and likely not in the mood to harass the betta and settle in nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/27/2011, 6:43 pm

Lindabee53 wrote:
I do appreciate the suggestions, as I am pretty new at this. If I knew what I were doing, I'd be dangerous.

LOL: "Honey, there's a leak in the tank. I guess it's time to upgrade the aquarium setup." Remember that down the road!

Lindabee, in no time you'll know all the ins and outs, and get bitten by the bug. It happens to all the fish hobbyists!
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/27/2011, 10:36 pm

Fishface,

I may not know the ins and outs yet, but I do believe I've been bitten, at least a little. The leaky three-gallon tank was replaced by a five-gallon tank. I know it isn't much when I look at the tanks a lot of you have, but it's a start.

But when I think of the mess from the three-gallon, I'm glad it wasn't something bigger! And thanks for the encouragement.
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 3:40 am

I'd say you've been mosquito bitten, not only by upgrading tanks but also realizing there was a difference in the quality of equipment too. You'll get there I'm sure of it!
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 8:35 am

Mosquito bitten? I feel better now - I was afraid it was something serious!
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 10:24 am

lol for now, it's a small bite. just wait until you are holding yourself back from adding another tank someplace where there's the slightest room!
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 3:25 pm

You could consider some Cory cats . I had a 5 hex on my desk with a male Betta and six cory in it . They got along fine ! The cory even spawned in that tank .
Good luck with what ever you decide to go with .
Ray
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 11:28 pm

Fishface, bite your tongue! My husband is already telling me that I can't have any more tanks. Something about fabric and my sewing machine taking up a lot of available space.

Ray, I probably will go with a couple of Cory catfish. I have a couple now and love them. You had six in a five gallon? It wasn't too many?
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/28/2011, 11:57 pm

you'll learn to compromise after a while LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/29/2011, 3:24 am

Yes I had six in the five . and no , it was not too many . I do 30-40 % water changes on all my tanks once a week . And on my Pleco breeding tanks , twice a week . And they got along fabulously with the male Betta. And the Male Betta hunted down and kept the Ramshorn snails in check .
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PostSubject: Re: Leaky tank   Leaky tank Icon_minitime11/29/2011, 7:36 am

Ray, that's all good to know. I've never had Ramshorn snails, although I have heard of them - good to have? And I do water changes in my betta tank at least once a week, about 30%. My other tanks get done twice a week, about 20%.

The art of compromise? Guess I'd better learn.
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