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Old 07-14-2012, 01:36 AM   #1 
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New Betta Aquarium Questions

Today I bought my first Betta fish, with a ten gallon tank. There's a heater but no filter.

Since there is only one betta in the tank, is it necessary to cycle the tank? I've read that, no I don't so long as I do frequent water changes, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. Especially with my new friend! :)

I appreciate any help.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #2 
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You don't have to cycle. But, do a 100% and a 50% change per week :)
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:58 AM   #3 
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A 10g and a heater. You're off to a good start. Do you have water conditioner to take the chlorine out of your tapwater?

A couple of 50% water changes per week will be fine. But, if you get a liquid test kit, you'll be able to keep a better eye on your water.

When you get used to taking care of your fish, come back here and we'll help you get your tank cycled.
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