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Old 07-22-2012, 09:58 AM   #1 
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Cleaning question

Ok, my betta is in a 1.5 gallon tank(please I don't want lectures I'm working on getting a 2.5 gallon) but I've been doing 50% water changes M,W,F 100% 2 times a month, is that enough? But I just found out I had a vacum. How often do I vacum?
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:02 AM   #2 
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You have to do more water changes. 1 50% and 1 100% per week if you don't have a filter. Do you mean gravel vacuum? Yes, you can use it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:52 AM   #4 
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IMO/E-your 1.5gal unfiltered is fine to keep the long fin male long term provided that you make the needed water changes....that being...twice weekly.....

Tanks 1-4gals unfiltered/without live plants-1-50% and 1-100%.....the 50% water only and with the 100% you can vacuum along with removing half the water-refill with like temp dechlorinated water and vacuum half again.....so that you don't have to remove the Betta...just vacuum deep.....

If you do remove him for the water changes-be sure and properly acclimate back to the new chemistry and temp by adding small amounts of the tank water to the holding cup....Don't forget the dechlorinator.....
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