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Old 11-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #4891 
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I would never recommend less than 5 gallon. A human would probably survive in a small cage on 1x1 meters but it would probably not be happy
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #4892 
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Honestly, I see a lot of people on here with 3 gal. tanks for single bettas and a lot of the people I have spoken to (moderators included) will not say anything bad about keeping tanks that are smaller than 3 gal.

As far as happiness, that's a subjective term. Happiness is not really measurable. You can measure behaviors, physical symptoms, etc. but as far as happiness goes, you can only go by what people tell you and if your fish is talking to you, I'll make us both millionaires.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:26 PM   #4893 
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The general following of this board is 1g is acceptable, 2.5g is better, 5g is lovely and 10g is a spoiled rotten brat lol I have bettas in 1.5g, 2.75g, 3.3g and an empty 2.65g :(
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:36 PM   #4894 
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I would go ahead and just do 2 50% and 1 100% per week for now- it's not that much smaller then a 1 gallon, so the extra 50% a week will be enough to keep it clean. Dose with conditioner for a full gallon to make it easier.

It's cute, and it can work as long as you can find a way to heat it and keep it stable with the temp. I would also remove just some of the white rocks so that it's more flat and closer to the bottom to give him a little more room. Otherwise, it's a cute home and it's much better then a cup :)
How does one go about doing a 50 percent water change...Do i just take him out and then scoop half of the water out with a cup? Then add the new water and let the temp level out to the 78-80 range? I'm doing a bout a half a cap full now when i 100 percent change, should i do a quarter of that on a 50 percent...Good idea on the rocks btw.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:51 PM   #4895 
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How does one go about doing a 50 percent water change...Do i just take him out and then scoop half of the water out with a cup? Then add the new water and let the temp level out to the 78-80 range? I'm doing a bout a half a cap full now when i 100 percent change, should i do a quarter of that on a 50 percent...Good idea on the rocks btw.
I'm not so sure on the amount of conditioner, though I would agree with what's being said, dose per gallon. I would scoop or siphon out the water and I would try to get the new water as close to the current tank temp. as possible. I didn't read the whole post but from what I can gather, that should be helpful.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #4896 
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Rearranged the 5.5 gallon

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:30 PM   #4897 
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edit: deleted unnecesary comment. just puts a downer on the thread.

back on topic: I use a simple squeezy bulb siphon and a 3 liter jug. Works great except for when I don't pay attention when it gets close to full. lol.

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:45 AM   #4898 
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sorry for the crooked pic, heres my 5 gal with 2 betta in it. theyve been in there for nearly an hour and havent yet seen each other. the VT is slightly clamped but it more like he doesnt want to bother keeping his caudal fin more than 50% open, his dorsal is against his body but im not very worried atm. i do have a second mesh screen in the main divider but that will be temporary atm. if they're both fine i'll increase visibility and eventually remove the 2nd one.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #4899 
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Love your tank set up and plants. Especially the purple plant! I love purple :)
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #4900 
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Love your tank set up and plants. Especially the purple plant! I love purple :)
thank you, its fake though. the one i'd have prefered was terestrial ans wasnt AQ safe from a 2 day test :(. now my worries start. the VT anal tail is splitting . i know this is routine but i still dont like this. one spote has done so already half way and another is just starting to do so. it may be the filter intake but it came with a foam barrier to start with and the most i can do is stuff some foam up into the intake. its already baffled after the filter elements and the output.

i havent had the best of luck with plants at all. the anacharis from previous times melted, messy things also :(. i hope the plants survive. the tank will be so fun to clean the gravel.

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