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Old 05-30-2012, 12:44 AM   #1 
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Water conditioner and filter

I've been using that betta safe one and soon or later I will run out. I just want to know ahead. what's a good conditioner to use? I heard that the betta ones are diluted. I heard prime was good and it's only like 2 drops per gallon.

What's a good filter for a 3 gal? Do I really need one? I hear with a filter, I can just do less water changes. How much less? Like 1 100% change per 2 weeks or something? I also might consider and buy the extra large kritter keeper for my betta. For a bigger home. Tho he seems fine in the larger keeper one.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #2 
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Prime is the best water conditioner around. One of the small bottles should last you a very long time. The dosing is only about one drop per gallon. If you get the smallest bottle it should come with a dosing dropper.

I wouldn't bother with a filter in a 3 gallon tank. It's not going to significantly decrease water changes like you are expecting (in fact, I don't know any healthy tank that would operate like that). The only way to decrease water changes is to cycle a 5 gal or larger tank with a filter.
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Prime is the best water conditioner around. One of the small bottles should last you a very long time. The dosing is only about one drop per gallon. If you get the smallest bottle it should come with a dosing dropper.

I wouldn't bother with a filter in a 3 gallon tank. It's not going to significantly decrease water changes like you are expecting (in fact, I don't know any healthy tank that would operate like that). The only way to decrease water changes is to cycle a 5 gal or larger tank with a filter.
Oh ok, thanks! I'll pick up prime next time when i run out. Guess I don't have to worry about a filter.
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