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Old 08-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #41 
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Do 1-50 and 1-100% water changes a week.
When you change him ,new water should be the same +-2* as his water.
When you have him in his changing cup with his original water add about 15% new water (dechlorinated). Let him sit in the new water for about 5-10 min then do it for a few times(2-3 times) This way he will get adjusted to new temp/chemistry.

Cover his changing cup so he don't jump out.
Leave the space between top of the tank and water level so he don't jump
Be careful if you are using a net don't damage his fins. I scoop my bettas with a cup. But i think everyone has own method to couch them...



ok so when do i do the 50 percent change? and do i take him out for that one?

and when do i do the 100 percent? and when i take him out, what do i do (2-3 times) ?

and what does the +/-*2 mean?

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #42 
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No, you keep him in. They can deal temperature waves when changing the water. The 50 and 100 change, you do it 2x. A 50 change a day, and a 100 change a few days later. The +\- means the temperature shouldn't change 2 degrees above or 2 degrees lower when you change the water.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:18 AM   #43 
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Make sure to have your account not auto renew, or else you are looking at $79, though it is pretty awesome to get stuff from.

Do you have a filter?

With a 50% you can keep him in the tank, don't add water that is too cold or too warm, try to match the temperature of the tank, whether using your finger, inaccurate but easy once you get use to it, or use a thermometer. With a 100% take him and put him in a cup with a lid, you can use the petstore cup, then acclimate him back to the water after you rinse the gravel and all that.

Again, if you have a filter you only need to do 2 50% water changes.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:25 AM   #44 
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i have the 2.5 starter kit so it has a nice filter. can i just do weekly 25 percent changes thats what i saw alot online
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #45 
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i have the 2.5 starter kit so it has a nice filter. can i just do weekly 25 percent changes thats what i saw alot online
If your tank is NOT cycled and you're not going to cycle it, you need 2 weekly water changes- 1 50% change and 1 100% water change.
Without cycling the ammonia will not go any where and therefore 100% changes are needed to rid of excess ammonia.

If you're currently cycling it, you will want to do partial water changes based on your ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels. If you're cycling, never rinse filter cartridge in tap water or replace it- swish in used tank water to get any guck off. The filter cartridge WILL look brown and gross, but that is because beneficial bacteria are there. BB process ammonia into nitrite into nitrate. Washing or replacing the cartridge will kill them.
You can learn how to fish in cycle here http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=107771

But I'd reccomend a liquid test kit to measure parameters.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #46 
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If the tank is cycling, you shouldn't do 100% water changes.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:31 AM   #47 
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Tank is not cycling. im moving my poor dying beta in there in 6 hours.. so can i have a schedule on what to do. :( so he lives
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:34 AM   #48 
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Tank is not cycling. im moving my poor dying beta in there in 6 hours.. so can i have a schedule on what to do. :( so he lives
Dying? What do you mean? Whats wrong?
In that case twice weekly water changes 1-50% and 1-100% changes every week
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #49 
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**** i have a 7.5 watt heater in a 2.5 gallon tank and it just sits at 86....

any advice this is stressful
There is a Tetra heater that maintains a 78 degree temp all the time, and is good for any tank 2-10 gallons, and I use it for my 3 gallon tank and my 5 gallon tanks and I have not had any problems, it';s a manafactures pre set temp, and there is no flucuations Get that one, end of problems
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:31 PM   #50 
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so since i have filter anyway i can do like no 100 percent water changes? i dont wanna stress him out. :/ like should i do 50 percent monday and friday?
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