View Full Version : Water won't quit foaming?!?!

06-16-2008, 11:31 PM
While in Memphis, we bought a little 1.5g tank from Walmart (I know---don't go there) with some gravel for my neice's betta. It comes with a tiny pump and ug filter. We put her betta in the tank with a couple drops of "Jungle" water conditioner. After about 30 minutes, bubbles were coming out the top of the tank...kept on foaming overnight. I re-rinsed the gravel for about 20 minutes, but still foaming. A pinch of salt helped a tiny bit. Any suggestions?
The foaming totally stops when the air pump is off *:lol:

06-17-2008, 01:57 AM
Turn the pump off....the condioner is what causes it.

Try mixing the conditioner in the water overnight....since it's a small tank just get a gallon of water and mix it the day before.

06-17-2008, 08:41 AM
How long are the bubbles staying formed? Could just a couple drops of conditioner do that? I'm used to using Prime, so I'm not sure how other things work. *:)

06-17-2008, 08:46 AM
Stuff like stress coat will do that too.

06-17-2008, 09:14 AM
I've had that happen when I overdosed the water conditioner....

06-17-2008, 12:40 PM
I had one of those little tanks too for fry and it's pretty picky on how the pump is sitting like upright, on it's side.

06-17-2008, 01:09 PM
This also happens when you add Melafix to your tank :)

06-17-2008, 10:57 PM
2 drops of conditioner and non-stop foaming...I'll tell her about mixing up the water ahead of time...thanks everyone!