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Old 01-04-2013, 01:34 PM   #1 
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Any tips for keeping a tank clean?

I need a little help, please!

I have a betta fish (male) who I would of had for 2 years on Valentine's Day (he's red and his name is Valentino.. Not very creative, but oh well). When I first got him, I had him in a half gallon bowl, heard how bad it was and bought him a 10 litre tank. I don't remember the brand, but it was from petplanet.co.uk. Anyway, no matter what I could keep the water clear all. I tried partial water changes like I was told too, but it wouldn't get anything up from off the bottom. He's currently in a 5L over sized mason jar as his tank broke.. My lovely two year old daughter cracked it by lunging her toy when she was mad..

I want to put him back in a tank (away from the little one's reach/throw) but just wanting tips on how to keep it clean!


Thank yous!
-Gracie!


P.s we use to also have a 35L tank with fish back 7 years ago when I was 13, but I couldn't manage to keep that as clean as I'd like either!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:36 PM   #2 
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Gravel cleaner?
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #3 
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yeah definitely a gravel vac.
Also dont over feed or remove the food he doesnt eat after a couple minutes.
Did you run it with a filter? Could it have been excess algea? was his tank getting a lot of natural light or too much artificial? My sorority tank looks really cloudy a lot of the time because I have random algea blooms going on in it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:03 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I don't know why I didn't think of a gravel cleaner.

Aemaki09- we did run a filter with it and his tank did have lots of algea. As for sun light, I live in England, not sunny often! When it is sunny there is loads of natural light beaming in through the windows! My flat is full of windows and the room we keep him in has floor to ceiling windows.
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doesnt natural light cause algae?
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