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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10 AM   #6991 
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marcusthegreat that tank is amazing! Just beautiful.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #6992 
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I have that same thermometer and my Rosie loves to swim around it as well :P
Welcome to the forums! :)
Ya i dont know what it is but i like it since its right by me.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:19 PM   #6993 
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Hey Guys, here is my first ever betta, got him set up at work and now going to buy a big tank and another 1 for home.
Its a 7 litre tank (i think that is 1.5 gallons).

I don't know to much about these guys, if anyone has any tips for what i should change please let me know.

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Old 08-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #6994 
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@Mikey

Well the basics would be...

-At least a 2.5 gallon tank (the bigger the better)
-A heater
-Water change schedule to fit your tank's size.
For a 7 liter tank, you could probably do 3 water changes per week- 2 50% changes and 1 100% change until you upgrade.

2.5 to 5 gal tank- 2 water changes per week... 1 50%, 1 100%
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:47 PM   #6995 
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This is for unfiltered of course.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #6996 
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Hey thanks for the info.
I do have a heater in there (unsure of temp but thermometer is on its way) in my office it rarely drops below 22 degree's so the heater is just a back up.

I have been looking into how often I need to change the water, I was told 3 a week although I have a filter and was told would be required less often because of it.
Is it possible to cycle a 7 litre tank? (purely because if I'm constantly changing the water the boss will flip out haha)
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #6997 
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there is some debate on the issue, but OFL has conducted experiments, 1- 5 gal tanks can be given 1 100% and one 50% a week to maintain water params. Filters will change this.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #6998 
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Also a little off topic but my boss mentioned his fins don't look "the best" does anyone think it looks like he could have a illness?
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:18 PM   #6999 
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Also a little off topic but my boss mentioned his fins don't look "the best" does anyone think it looks like he could have a illness?
Actually in the picture, he looks great. He looks very healthy. There are different tail types, so maybe your boss is comparing him to another tail type? Yours is a veil tail. He is very pretty, I love that blue color :)
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #7000 
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He is very pretty but looks fine to me. A nice find.
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