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Old 10-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #1 
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water changes??????

how excactly do i do a water change.
plz help i need any advice i can get

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Old 10-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #2 
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hi
can you tell me a little more about you tank please :)
how big is it. ?
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:47 PM   #3 
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its a 2.5 gallon tank. i have blue gravel rocks.
and i just have 1 crowntail male in there.




by the way i've been reading your post
and u know alot about bettas.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #4 
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get a turkey baster to remove all the poop and junk from the gravel (just squirt water at it and the stuff will come up so it can be easily sucked away) you should change 50% of the water once a week, just gently pour or scoop out the extra water until the tank is 1/2 full and then slowly pour conditioned water back into the tank. takes about 15 minutes alltogether.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:55 PM   #5 
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I would just buy a small, cheap aquarium siphon. This makes cleaning a breeze. Just siphon the gravel (takes about 30 seconds) and then siphon out enough water so the total amount is about 50%. Fill up a container with tap water of the same temperature, add the correct amount of water conditioner, and slowly pour into the tank. For a tank that size, I would do this twice per week.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:31 PM   #6 
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Should I keep my bettas in or out during this process?
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:32 AM   #7 
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hello,thank you for the nice comment.
Betta baby is the one to talk to,shes awsome. :)
you can keep your Betta in the tank,i always have,
just remember to warm the dechlorinated water to his tank
temperature befor you add it back so you don't chill him.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:41 PM   #8 
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Hey there...

Keep ur little guy in there while you siphon the gravel...it stresses them out to be netted and taken out of the tank. I have a 2 gallon and a 3 gallon. I do 25% changes weekly and turkey baster the poop and food out 2X week and add in the water I took out...usually just about 3 cups or so. I do the larger changes only once weekly, and they are doing just fine.

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Old 10-07-2008, 04:51 PM   #9 
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thank you guys for all the help!!!

i think im ready for his water change now..


ill tell you guys how it goes.


THANK YOU :D :D :D
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hope it goes well. :)
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