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Old 09-05-2010, 10:05 AM   #1 
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Just bought tank, some questions.

Today I bought a 10 gallon starter kit from Wal-Mart. I plan on starting to cycle it.

My friend has a betta fish, I'm going to ask if I can borrow something from her tank to help with the cycle. Should I only rely on that or should I still do the fish food cycle with it?

How often do I have to clean it? And I've seen "20% water changes" and things like that. Is that necessary with a filter? And how would I do water changes? Scoop some out with a bucket and then put some new water in?

Thanks in advance haha. x3
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You should get gravel for sure. What came in the starter kit?( example- filter, heater, light, etc.)

Oh and for cleaning, get a gravel siphon hose and use that about 1 every 2 weeks.
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In the box there was the tank, a filter, heater, a sample of water conditioner a sample of food, and a light. No gravel or anything. I guess I'll go to Petco and get some, along with an ammonia test kit, and some decor and a gravel siphon hose. Thanks!
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