- Mar 23, 2013
@ClemmyOddieIndy The pellets cannot be exchanged since they've been opened. For now they will just have to do. I owe my mom $70 for all this stuff, and I have no money for the next week or so, so I can't be sending things back and forth to the store- especially already used. Not to even mention that my mom did NOT want a fish in the house- for reasons unbeknownst to me. I'm going to try and get him in that 5 gallon I have, but my mom says its a hassle to clean -_- and it takes up too much space. Until I can find a space clear enough for it, thats out of the way and inconspicuous, he's going to have to stay in the 2 gallon for the time being. I turn the filter off throughout the day and I always have a constant eye on the temperature. He really seems to be perking up since I have gotten the filter and heater- so it will just have to do for now.
The ammonia was at a .50 when I first tested, the I added 1/5 a rim (they said that 1 of the rim edges inside the cap was like 1 mL or something like that) of Prime and it was pretty close to, if not exactly at the 0 mark. Tomorrow morning I will try the garlic thing, thank you.
You got it at PetSmart right? You can return opened things to PetSmart. It's where I worked, trust me. You can return a half used can of dog food. You can even return that filter that you've used. Without the receipt it's in store credit, with the receipt it's however you paid. If your mom used a credit card, they can look up the receipt for you.
Why are you running the filter? What are you expecting it to do?
ETA: You should either keep the filter on or off. It's not really going to be doing anything for you either way. Your tank is too small to hold a stable cycle, and if you are even attempting to cycle turning off the filter is killing the BB, so any attempt is futile.