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Old 04-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #11 
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The first water change you do in the week you need to remove half the water. Three to four days after that, catch your fish in a cup and change all the water. With a cycle or plants to suck up some of the ammonia, the water will become toxic if you don't do at least one full change in a week.
I think u can cycle a 2.5 gallon. Not sure though...
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I think u can cycle a 2.5 gallon. Not sure though...
I think maintaining a cycle in a 2.5 is for people who have been in the hobby awhile and know how to keep it going and not let it crash.
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How don't you let it crash? Just gotta keep enough ammonia in there to feed the bacteria right?
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:37 PM   #14 
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Be sure the water temperature is the same as the water the betta is currently in, this is VERY important. Get a cheap thermometer (2$ walmart) to test the water temp when doing water changes. If the water temp is too different you could kill your fish. And be sure to use a water conditioner to take harmful chemicals out of tap water. I don't think a siphon is necessary for such a small tank, just use a cup or pitcher (I use a gallon plastic pitcher), for your partials and dump the entire tank for your 100%, additionally a turkey baster is a cheap and effective way to spot clean poop and uneaten foods :)
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Don't go to Walmart!!!!!!! You'll see the bettas, be disgusted by their living conditions and bring half of them home! If you can avoid this, go ahead
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Be sure the water temperature is the same as the water the betta is currently in, this is VERY important. Get a cheap thermometer (2$ walmart) to test the water temp when doing water changes. If the water temp is too different you could kill your fish. And be sure to use a water conditioner to take harmful chemicals out of tap water. I don't think a siphon is necessary for such a small tank, just use a cup or pitcher (I use a gallon plastic pitcher), for your partials and dump the entire tank for your 100%, additionally a turkey baster is a cheap and effective way to spot clean poop and uneaten foods :)
Partials as in ornaments, gravel, plants?
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Don't go to Walmart!!!!!!! You'll see the bettas, be disgusted by their living conditions and bring half of them home! If you can avoid this, go ahead
Dont worry I know google "walmart fish abuse" and there are like 60 pages worth of links.
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You can really avoid killing some fish just not a mountain worth of fish in walmart.
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