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Old 08-08-2012, 06:27 PM   #1 
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Question fish cycle

if i put my new betta into a new tank do i start changing the water the same week i up him in or wait a week before i start doing a 50 % one day and 90 % a few days later ?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #2 
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You should start changing the water on the 3rd day. Every week, you have to do 2 water changes. 1 just water, and 1 just siphoning the gravel. Both are 50% changes and you don't do 90% changes unless something came up.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #3 
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so say i get my fish tomorrow i would start changing the water sunday and Wednesday but that seems so odd can i wait a extra day so i can start on monday and thurs ??
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #4 
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Here's an example: You get the fish on Monday. Everything was already running before and the fish is happy. On the 3rd day, you start the water changes. Which is Wednesday. You include Monday since the fish is already giving off ammonia.

There is no "Can't I have an extra day off?". You have to change the water unless ammonia will rule the tank and kill all metabolisms in it. X-x
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #5 
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ok so when i get the fish tomorrow i put it in the tank and then i clean it at night and then again on sunday ????

i just what to be extra sure before i get him tomorrow or friday
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #6 
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No, what I mean is that on the 3RD DAY you do a water change. If you get him tomorrow, (Thursday) you do the water change on Saturday. I hope that's not that confusing.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #7 
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no its not i was reading it to quick thank you for helping
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #8 
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Oh, OK. Sorry about that. Hehe... No problem! :D
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #9 
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