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It's basically a picture with captions / basic manipulation sharing app. Kind of a twitter with pictures instead of snippets.
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post #812 of 1094 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 10:16 PM
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Okay, thanks for explaining. I looked at the app, but wasn't sure.

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unless he was traveling for over 2 days, i dont think it was NH3 poisoning. honestly, bettas are particularly resilient to NH3 and NO2, likely in part due to having really sh*tty gills (which is where these toxins enter the fish).
and they tend to be hardy with acclimation too.
if he died a week later, i would bet parasites. fish can live with parasites for years without any symptoms, but after a major stressor (like shipping) they cant handle the parasite load anymore and die.
what i do when i ship bettas, is put a drop of Prime in the bag. it binds out NH3 for 24-48 hours, so usually there is 0 NH3 when the fish arrives. i will also add a drop upon first opening a bag of a fish shipped to me, to neutralize any NH3 that may have accumulated so the poisoning stops instantly, and not 40 min later when i finish acclimating.

Oh? Maybe that is why he was so small compared to his spawn sisters?!? Parasites.
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unless he was traveling for over 2 days, i dont think it was NH3 poisoning. honestly, bettas are particularly resilient to NH3 and NO2, likely in part due to having really sh*tty gills (which is where these toxins enter the fish).
and they tend to be hardy with acclimation too.
if he died a week later, i would bet parasites. fish can live with parasites for years without any symptoms, but after a major stressor (like shipping) they cant handle the parasite load anymore and die.
what i do when i ship bettas, is put a drop of Prime in the bag. it binds out NH3 for 24-48 hours, so usually there is 0 NH3 when the fish arrives. i will also add a drop upon first opening a bag of a fish shipped to me, to neutralize any NH3 that may have accumulated so the poisoning stops instantly, and not 40 min later when i finish acclimating.

He had all the classic signs -- gasping, red streaks, darting about, paleness etc -- I did put Prime in, but after I cut the bag open,so maybe it was too late?

The red streaks weren't until much much later.

My pH is 7.5 -8.0 and I stupidly didn't check his water parameters when I opened his bag, I was just concerned w getting him some Prime and cleaner water.
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Happily my drip acclimation of my female betta seems to be very successful!

She is astounded by the enormous size of her 5.5 gallon tank (more like 3 bc it doesn't have a lid yet and she can jump pretty well).
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Since we are talking about drip acclimation, I saw this just 2 days ago, and I may have to have one of these accudrip youtube vid
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post #818 of 1094 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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Frank, the tank is looking great! I love the little recess from the plants in the center front, it gives us a nice look at the white sand.

I love those M.D. Kubotai, I think they'd be very neat in my Mini S -- could you PM me your source?

The only small thing about this journal/guide that I do not particularly love is the photography. I think that some really high quality photos would make the journal/guide that much better!

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post #819 of 1094 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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ACT 1 of the thread now digitally remastered in eBook format!

Cryptkeeper54 converted the first segment of the thread into digital eBook format, which you can view here.

There's a nice surprise at the end - the final HD photograph of the first layout, which hasn't been published in the thread.

Other minor updates - the table of contents works again and the new table of contents has been updated.



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holy crap!
the tank looks STUNNING in that picture.
great work frank.
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post #821 of 1094 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 05:16 PM
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so I finally setup a low-budget tank for that challenge from forever ago. here it is




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heres a link to the journal incase you want to check it out, frank.

http://plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=188790
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ACT 1 of the thread now digitally remastered in eBook format!

Cryptkeeper54 converted the first segment of the thread into digital eBook format, which you can view here.

There's a nice surprise at the end - the final HD photograph of the first layout, which hasn't been published in the thread.

Other minor updates - the table of contents works again and the new table of contents has been updated.



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This is a great resource! Good job guys!
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Member Highlights! Check out these people and their awesome work:

Some of my students who are members of TPT (message me if you aren't listed and should be, or if you are listed and feel you shouldn't or don't want to be!) :

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Holy Batman, you have been up to some serious work. Its great that you revamped the table of contents. You should treat yourself to a vacation to Hawaii...... and while you are here you might as well do a seminar on planted tanks

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Aaaaand download. This will definitely be going in the Books app on my iPad.
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