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Old 04-04-2010, 02:34 AM   #21 
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When it's cycled, there is no need to clean the gravel and plants or anything so just take out 25% of the water (leaving the rest in the tank) and put 25% fresh, conditioned water (of the same temperature) back in the tank.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:41 AM   #22 
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In addition to the college thread you've started, you might find this thread to be of some value as it relates: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=39937

I hope it's able to answer some of your questions / inspire you if you've not read it already.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:46 AM   #23 
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Thanks everyone for your help. I bought my little betta right after I took two crazy exam on Thursday (I go to an academically intense university). It was kind of random and at first I kind of regretted it because I didn't factor in the time it would take to maintain and care for my fish. But I've gotten attached to it. I'm pretty sure someone at my school has like a 10 gallon tank somewhere. The girl who works at the pet store went to my school and she said she had a friend who had over 5 different types of animals (iguanas, gerbils, hamsters, etc.) and I've heard of people having animals they're not suppose to have (cat, dogs etc.)
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Haha, yeah. They can be a bit of a chore sometimes, but they're so fun to have around. Their personalities are priceless - I've just discovered that Roy Cherry, who I thought was the most passive betta ever, will actually flare... but only at my Rubik's Cube.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:52 AM   #25 
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When it's cycled, there is no need to clean the gravel and plants or anything so just take out 25% of the water (leaving the rest in the tank) and put 25% fresh, conditioned water (of the same temperature) back in the tank.

I think I'm going to cycle my tank then. It would make it easier.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:00 AM   #26 
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Haha, yeah. They can be a bit of a chore sometimes, but they're so fun to have around. Their personalities are priceless - I've just discovered that Roy Cherry, who I thought was the most passive betta ever, will actually flare... but only at my Rubik's Cube.
Yeah mine likes to stare at me when I do my homework and he likes follows my finger. He's really fiesty too. I think I'm going to call him Rambo but i feel like i need a name that relates to being very fiesty.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:06 PM   #27 
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Well I don't do 100% but mines is cycled, so... But have you invested in a gravel vacuum / siphon / gravel cleaner ? It makes life easier, going through the gravel and everything, instead of going back and forth with a cup that will fit in a 5 gallon.

Soleilvie, I get what you're saying about it being easier, but yeah I was leaning with what Kittles said about the ammonia and whatnot. With a siphon it should be much easier - how are you doing your water changes, exactlY? (betta1485)
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #28 
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Lol >_>

Also, nice mention of the gravel vac - I completely spaced on that, but it would definitely make any cleanings easier. Cycled or not.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:17 PM   #29 
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(Btw I'm a girl ;) )

Well I don't do 100% but mines is cycled, so... But have you invested in a gravel vacuum / siphon / gravel cleaner ? It makes life easier, going through the gravel and everything, instead of going back and forth with a cup that will fit in a 5 gallon.

Soleilvie, I get what you're saying about it being easier, but yeah I was leaning with what Kittles said about the ammonia and whatnot. With a siphon it should be much easier - how are you doing your water changes, exactlY? (betta1485)
A gravel vacuum/siphon would make life easier....i guess I have to buy that at the pet store on Friday....I just got the tank last Friday so I didn't do any water changes yet...its going to be impossible if I dont get a bucket and a gravel vacuum.....Will my betta be okay if I hold off changing the water until Friday or Saturday?
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Wait, is my betta a boy or a girl?
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