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Old 09-16-2012, 03:07 AM   #1051
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kiran, im a little but, you should checkout my journal for some betta photos. they came out awesome!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:24 AM   #1052
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If I would have to take a guess I'd blame it against the toothbrush. Was it clean and whatnot? Toothpaste is hard to get out completely.
You know... wow, I'm an idiot. I should have replaced the head, it didn't even occur to me... anything in toothpaste that could hurt shrimp? Fluoride? I'm still not fully convinced that this is the sole reason though. Questionable amounts of excel we're involved in the cleaning too... I guess I really went all out

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kiran, im a little but, you should checkout my journal for some betta photos. they came out awesome!!
Will do!
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:28 AM   #1053
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Excel, toothpaste(whatever chemicals are in there) and the excessive cleaning was what probably killed them.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #1054
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Excel, toothpaste(whatever chemicals are in there) and the excessive cleaning was what probably killed them.
Unfortunately likely. What is interesting, thoug, is that the less-sensitive species, the CPDs, suffered more than the shrimp. That was the reason why I thought that the particles suspended in the water were to blame, as fish have open gills in comparison to those of shrimp.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:38 AM   #1055
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Do you use toothpaste with peroxide or baking soda in it? That could be the cause. There may have also been other chemicals that hurt them.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:44 AM   #1056
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i used an old toothbrush to clean my tank he other day. i rinsed it under the faucet for a sec and went to town. the fish is fine. does that mean toothpaste definitely isnt the reason? No, just some input on my experience... although bettas are indestructible... speaking of which, those photos are up now
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #1057
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Now I'll be poor to buy an ADA. Very inspiring.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:58 PM   #1058
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Now I'll be poor to buy an ADA. Very inspiring.
All money used to fund this tank came from selling shrimp. That said, I don't have any other expenses really since I'm a teenager. But still, proof you can fund a hobby with a hobby!
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #1059
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My guess that you killed the algae that was on the rocks, causing an ammonia/nitrate spike. Did you test anything?
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:42 PM   #1060
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My guess that you killed the algae that was on the rocks, causing an ammonia/nitrate spike. Did you test anything?
I don't even know where my test kit is... I suppose I could go and dig it out, but whatever happened, the water is clearing now and I can get some new fish.

Glass half full mentality, right?
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #1061
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How much algae did you actually scrub out? I feel like it shouldn't have been a spike unless your tank was seriously infested....

I'd wait a few more days for things to get back into place before adding any livestock or removing any plants and whatnot.
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How much algae did you actually scrub out? I feel like it shouldn't have been a spike unless your tank was seriously infested....

I'd wait a few more days for things to get back into place before adding any livestock or removing any plants and whatnot.
I had photos, but like I said, my camera copped out. It's almost back to normal now and shrimp are fine.
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I had photos, but like I said, my camera copped out. It's almost back to normal now and shrimp are fine.
The idea behind waiting a few days is similar to acclimation, if say you acclimated some amanos improperly (ex: drip acclimating only a few mins) then they won't die immediately, they suffered during the acclimation but will only die after a few days, atleast thats what happened to me
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:47 PM   #1064
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Okay, it's all cleared up for the most part.









Should be okay for fish in a few days -- the question is whether I can acquire anything worthwhile locally (otherwise I will need to order online). I'm probably looking for Boraras brigittae (I know, I've been talking about it forever but never gotten them) or pygmy cories.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #1065
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if you are good with photoshop try taking the first picture and giving the light a nice glossy black finish.

I bet you'll love it
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