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Maturing A New Tank

how long do i have to wait after i mature my tank to put my little guy in?


i know lots of questions but i wanna get it right
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Well it depends on if it's cycled of not.
What size is the tank?
Are you cycling it or just letting it sit?
Filters?

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It all depends on cycling. If your tank is 5 gallons or over, you'll probably want to cycle. Check out the cycling sticky for good info on that.

If your tank is smaller and unfiltered, you can add your fish as soon as the temperature is right. (and you've added dechlorinator)

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Well it depends on if it's cycled of not.
What size is the tank?
Are you cycling it or just letting it sit?
Filters?
Its a 6G tank and yes with a filter
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It all depends on cycling. If your tank is 5 gallons or over, you'll probably want to cycle. Check out the cycling sticky for good info on that.

If your tank is smaller and unfiltered, you can add your fish as soon as the temperature is right. (and you've added dechlorinator)
can u please send me the link to the sticky i cant find it id appreciate it bud thanks
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what if i don't put in the filter?
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If you don't filter, then a cycle won't happen. It'd just be stagnant.
It might take up to 2-3 months for the tank to cycle fully. But you'd also need to keep an eye on the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels (by using test kits).

Here's the link to the sticky.
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If you don't filter, then a cycle won't happen. It'd just be stagnant.
It might take up to 2-3 months for the tank to cycle fully. But you'd also need to keep an eye on the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels (by using test kits).

Here's the link to the sticky.
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ok sso say if i dont use a filter i don't have to cycle ? or
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ok sso say if i dont use a filter i don't have to cycle ? or
Right. No filter- no cycling. But you'd have to do more frequent water changes.
With a filter- cycling. Less water changes (but not by much).

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Right. No filter- no cycling. But you'd have to do more frequent water changes.
With a filter- cycling. Less water changes (but not by much).
okkk thanks bud ur helping me so muchhh ok so if i remove the filter i dont have to cycle all i have to do is pure the chlorine killer how long do i have to wait untill i put my betta in?
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