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Old 04-04-2010, 10:59 PM   #11 
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some of us keep the betta's in the tank's when we do the water change's, some betta's (my Jasper mostly) got really mad (he got really pale and was attacking the sides of the cup) at me when I cupped him to do his water change's, he prefer's to stay in his tank..during.

so u can leave ur little guy in his tank (it's less stressfull on them and u *lol* what wiht the chassing with the net and all).

although I do partial water changes, so if u do 100% water changes someone else might want to give u advice.

goodluck with ur little guy!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:03 PM   #12 
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some of us keep the betta's in the tank's when we do the water change's, some betta's (my Jasper mostly) got really mad (he got really pale and was attacking the sides of the cup) at me when I cupped him to do his water change's, he prefer's to stay in his tank..during.

so u can leave ur little guy in his tank (it's less stressfull on them and u *lol* what wiht the chassing with the net and all).

although I do partial water changes, so if u do 100% water changes someone else might want to give u advice.

goodluck with ur little guy!!
Is your tank cycled?
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #13 
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If your tank isn't cycled your going to have to take your fish out. IMO fish should be trained to be used to the cup/bowl in case you have to move them (i.e. home for the summer/ winter... new dorm/apt.. etc).

BTW.. I would fill your tank almost to the top.. leave about 1/2-1inch of air at the top.. filling the water higher will help lessen the flow of the filter.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:52 PM   #14 
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I just siphon my water out into a garbage can thing and dump it in the washing room sink (I live in a community style dorm, not an apartment style) then I use a little 1g kritter keeper to refill it. I have a 10g though so you won't have to make as many trips as I do..lol. It's not bad at all to me, in fact I enjoy the job. But then again, I only have 2 tanks so it's not too much for me to handle. I leave my fish in the tank while I do it. Of course, Chance is in a 2.5g so I taught him to swim into the cup while I change out the water so I don't stress him out by chasing him around.
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #15 
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I have a 10g and I bought two 5g buckets for water changes-- one for dirty water and one for clean water that I'd add back into the tank.
Before I start siphoning water out of the tank, I first fill up the clean water bucket in the shower (thankfully the bathroom is right next door to me) and add conditioner. As that settles, I siphon out the crap from the gravel into the other bucket... I poor out the dirty water into a toilet... and slowly add clean water back into the tank.
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