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  1. Marcel August 2, 2012 3:45 am  Reply

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  2. Timothy October 4, 2012 4:44 am  Reply

    IF IT IS ALRIGHT TO BUY A LITTLE BOWL AND PEBBLES?It would be so much nicer for your betta (and easier for you, larswbioe) if you’d spend a bit more on the set-up. You can find a 2.5 gallon tank for $ 10 or less, I bought a filter designed for small tanks at WalMart for $ 10 and a small tank heater for $ 7. It sounds like a lot compared to a couple of bucks for a bowl and pebbles, but in an unfiltered bowl, you should be doing complete water changes every couple of days or so, which gets to be a pain and is stressful for your betta; but if you don’t do it, he will die in toxic water. On the other hand, in a filtered tank you can do a partial water change every week or two instead, and the betta will be happier and healthier.Oh! Don’t forget a little bottle of water conditioner, to take the chlorine out of your water, or your betta will die within minutes or hours of being added to the tank. That will cost $ 5-$ 10 but lasts a really long time.HOW MUCH THE FISH COSTS?Bettas cost between $ 2 and $ 20 depending on what kind you want and where you buy them.HOW MUCH HIS FOOD WILL COST?A container of food is maybe $ 3 or so and should last months and months and months. There are foods special for bettas. This sounds weird, but my bettas like ants. Just a few tiny ones from outside collected in a dish of fruit or something.HOW OFTEN DO I FEED HIM?You can feed him once or twice a day, just a flake or so. Don’t let food fall to the bottom and collect there. It will rot and ruin your water quality.DOES HE NEED SUNLIGHT?Sunlight wouldn’t be good for the fish. It will warm the container too quickly, especially a small one, and rapid temperature changes are very hard on fish. More than a couple of degrees an hour can even kill your betta. Also, sunlight will make the tank grow ugly algae.WHAT ARE GOOD NAMES?When you get your betta, get a picture or describe him and ask again. You can get some great suggestions to match his coloration and personality. Good luck! Bettas are wonderful fish, my absolute favorite.

  3. Mebrahtom October 4, 2012 8:37 am  Reply

    Hey Steelo,I was wondering if you had time to look at my 90 gaolln reef? I just upgraded from a 30 gaolln reef that was running successfully for about 5 years. I transfered everything but the live sand. For some reason all my perimeters are great but I lost 3 or 4 sps that were in the 30 for about 3 years. My softies and the clam look really healthy and have not been affected by the move, but the lps are not completely opening. any advice would be great.

  4. Roza October 4, 2012 5:00 pm  Reply

    You are correct Angelfish are clidichs. As for mixing the clidichs YES you can but it is not advisable for the following reason. African Cichlids (Yellow Lab) require higher PH than a rope fish, tiretrack eel or angelfish. All of the fish you have listed above are from different habitats with different vegetation. A puffer fish, even though it might work now will eventually bite any of those fish. I’ve seen it several times, they will get aggressive. So, you need to decide yourself. Do you want to give your fish a similar habitat to their origin or do you want to keep them because you like those specific species. Was this answer helpful?

  5. Latheefmullan October 4, 2012 9:39 pm  Reply

    really learn and research. Reef tanks are the most cmitlocaped tanks and not for beginners. you really need to learn about water chemestry before attempting this tank.You are best starting with a large saltwater tank with live rock. Allow the tank to establish itself for at least 8 months. during this time you need to learn about saltwater and all about reef tanks.You want to start with about 75-125 gallon tank with live sand and live rock around 1 pound per gallon. Set up the tank with all of the equipment like the filter and the protein skimmer. allow everything to run for 2-4 weeks until the tank is done cycleing.Then you can start adding fish.it is 100% important to start with a large tank. 97% of beginners want a reef tank or saltwater and they want a small tank like a 10 gallon, 96% of them fail due to because they dont realize the smaller you go, the more of an expert you need to be.The problem with corals and reefs is you will need alot of money for stuff. a lighting system is easily 200-500 dollars at least. power compacts will limit you on corals, but it is the cheapest. then you have T5 and Metal halide lighting which are best but more expensive.Then you need to learn about supplements like calicum, magnisum, strontium, iodine, and carbonate for starters. you will need to learn about them and test for them as well as add these supplements on a weekly bases.There is alot of work that goes into a coral reef tank.

  6. Ridho October 5, 2012 11:42 pm  Reply

    Quick question, Steelo .I am tiynrg to battle old tank syndrome. If I replace 80% of my old rock with new live rock, can I take 20% of the old rock and let it sit outside for a week or so and then add back into my tank as base rock? Will this newly formed base rock still leach out phosphates? Thanks!

  7. Eduardo October 6, 2012 1:44 am  Reply

    I have kept fresh water fish of a long while and have decided to start kepieng marine fish. But I do not know how to take care of coral, as I know it is alive. Can I take coral out of the water? Am I allowed to touch coral? How will I know if my Coral dies? And can I put the coral in before the water is finished cycling or after? Does coral count as decoration?

  8. Sadaqat October 6, 2012 3:05 am  Reply

    I would recommend genttig really hardy fish to start off the nitrogen cycle in the aquarium. I don’t really know what to tell you when it comes to corals and all but I know a ton about the fish. The fish can get really expensive so look forward to that. But when you add the first fish, you should add some damsels or chromis because they are really hardy but keep in mind that damsels are really aggressive towards their own species, so get at least 3 or 4. They are cheap too. And any type of clownfish are hardy, but you need to either get one or a lot because they are very aggressive towards their own species too. So buy a pair or just one because it will be hard to add one later on if you just get one. And also I wouldn’t recommend mixing species either. Keep in mind if you ever want any angel fish, make sure your tank is established because they are very delicate and can get stressed and die very easily. You should do some research or ask your local aquarium questions about fish. One last thing, if you are ever going to get any Tangs like Dory or whatever. They can get territorial and watch the shape of the body. If Tangs have the same body shape, they will fight, but different body types won’t so look out for that but you may get lucky, you never know. I hope this helped and good luck! Was this answer helpful?

  9. Isabel October 6, 2012 3:07 am  Reply

    umm usassaly you can buy a llitte 1 gallon for 10 bucks or 20 if you get a kit if you get a kit you will probally get food water declornisar small bag of rocks 1 plant and then youll only have to buy extras like rid ich. ich is a common disease in fish wich will cost 5 bucks then an areator a air stone and tubing for 10 bucks and what ever things yu want so approx $ 30 $ 60 cause you might pay 60 if you get like a 10 gal

  10. Ramona October 6, 2012 3:08 am  Reply

    taking care of a Betta fish does not cost to much. You only need any size of bowl or tank and a gravel.Betta fish doesn’t need frtelis. just feed him two times a day if you feed him flakes. Bettafish doesn’t die easily.

  11. Sumita October 6, 2012 3:13 am  Reply

    I have many fish tanks. 2 of which are 20 gallon tanks. but 1 is a sawltater tank.the other is a Tropical Freshwater Tank. I have a Penguin filter with a bio wheel and a heater. The People at the pet store will be able to tell you what to get.In the tank I have 1 rubbernose pleco(suckerfish) 5 different species of gouromis(very beautiful fish) 6 zebra danios, 5 guppies, 12 bloodfin tetras, 5 sharepea tetras, 6 rummy nose tetras(all these fish school and it looks really neat)I did have 3 big gold fish in this tank but they were really big so I put them in our pond. I went and bought a little feeder goldfish to raise. His name is hawk. And I have many snails in this tank. I think that is everything.I don’t know if you thought that tropical ment sawltater but most freshwater fish are tropical fish,Also a 20 gallon tank is big to only have a suckerfish in considering they don’t count towards the maximum number of fish you may have in a tank. the rule of thumb is 1 inch of fish per gallon of tank. I just quite adding fish once the tank looks like it will be to crowded if I add more. If you have any questions feel free to email me at

  12. Fretie October 6, 2012 3:41 am  Reply

    i bet the reason why there hiindg is because theres not enough of them dude you got a big tank dont be afraid to spend some paper cause the types of fish you bought are schooling fish that means there less stressed when in groups mostly in groups of five plus have more plants i recommend live plants since youur light is ok and your fish will love you for it and to help more have only black gravel so they will feel more safe hope this helps

  13. Yassie October 6, 2012 3:58 am  Reply

    One no’ would have done.From a central setsym the water should never go into the tank so you’re right there as the tanks are all linked and you can bring all manner of problems in.From individual tank set-up, the water should be good quality and no problem to add to the water as it will contain mature water which is important for newer tanks (live bacteria for filter).But why risk buying from dodgy shops?

  14. Steve October 6, 2012 5:37 am  Reply

    >>>>> i take it you looked at my other video’s ( Boom Boom Room ) . At the time i was new to fresh water fish world , but i was try’n my best . As far as the music goes , that does not have any affctes on the fish because i have 125 gallon saltwater fish tank now , and everything is great . I got my knowledge up going to stores , internet , reading books and asking question . As far as traffic , i am the ONLY person who comes in my basement .

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