Originally Posted by Kim
From my experience with uncycled tanks, you NEED to do 100% changes or the waste will build up. Being a super clean freak I'd do them twice a week on a 2 gal, but testing your water for ammonia with a good liquid test kit (I recommend API) is really the only way to be sure that your maintenance is up to par.
I have an API ammonia test kit from when I was cycling the 10 gal. I'll be sure to check frequently then.
I may buy him a filter later on if I can. After searching on youtube, I find that my tank is actually a 2.5 minibow! So it may be difficult to cycle, but worth giving a shot I think.