3 years ago#1

I recently got a new fish tank. It is a 5 gallon tank. I put in conditioner and the Stress Coat. But when I put the water in, there are so many bubbles on the side of the walls. I still haven't put the fish in so, it can't be a bubble nest(male betta). Can anyone help me with this?

3 years ago#2
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This is quite common when setting up a new tank. Cold water can contain more dissolved oxygen then warm water. As the water in your new tank warms up the excess oxygen bubbles out leaving lots of bubbles on the glass and any objects in the tank.

3 years ago#3

The water seems pretty cold, should I change it. I added water like 1 gallon cold, than 1 gallon warm. But it seems kinda cold. I have kept the light on, for almost the whole day. I don't know if that would help the water. And I have had the filter running for about a day. The bubbles looked like they have disappeared, except on the back of the tank. There are some big ones, but not many. Is it okay if I put my fish in the tank now?

3 years ago#4
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No. First, get a small heater for the tank. Use Google or another search engine to find the best temperature for the fish you want to house. Next, read this link about the nitrogen cycle: http://www.myaquariumclub.com/the-nitrogen-cycle-for- beginners-358.html

It's very important that the aquarium have a working nitrogen cycle before you add fish.

3 years ago#5

Another thing. My filter kinda pulls on the fish. It is drawn there and I have a fear that it's tail will get caught in it. My last fish was wrapped around the tube. The new fish swims near it but it doesn't look so good. By the way, I have a 5-gallon tank, and I am housing 1 betta. Anyway to slow down the current or it pulling water?

3 years ago#6
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I'm fitting my filter for the exact same purpose. If your filter is compatible, try packing some more filter sponge in their. This can help increase your biofilter at the same time!

TIP: Don't press the sponge down so tight, as this could potentially block any water accessing your filter. And without the constant flow of water, the beneficial bacteria in your filter could potentially die. It could also burn out your filter completey.

Depending on what filter you have, you could also experiment with a spraybar. This sprays out water from a tube (as you can tell). This could evenly spread out the water, stopping it from gushing through the water and creating a whirlwind!

If possible, turn down your filter (not all filters have this option.)

To help stop the fish from being drawn in - Consider getting a few live plants and placing them around the intake. Take care not to get too many, as their leaves could stop most water getting sucked in, therefore reducing the circluation in the tank. However, with a betta, Im sure this isn't as much as a problem with other fish!

Hope I Helped!

(Also, please check your fish for any distress. As you have placed that poor fish in an environment in which it cannot handle. The tank has not cycled. Please perform water changes regularly. I made this same mistake (Tank had been set-up for over 5 weeks. As soon as I had no readings of ammonia, I went and bought my fish. Not expecting my ammonia count to rise up to 2!

TIP #2: When adding a bunch of fish, add slowly to help give the bacteria time to combat the increased ammonia.

1 year ago#7

will it go away n not hurt my fish

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