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Old 08-26-2012, 05:26 PM   #1 
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Question Aquarium upgrade

I'm getting either a 10 gallon tank or a 50 gallon tank going to be community. But right now my betta's in a 1.5 gallon tank, that's a huge upgrade. so how can I do it?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #2 
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I'm getting either a 10 gallon tank or a 50 gallon tank going to be community. But right now my betta's in a 1.5 gallon tank, that's a huge upgrade. so how can I do it?
Like you would when adding any fish to a new aquarium. I'd suggest a fish LESS cycle which can take 6-8 wks unless you get seeded materials from somewhere. You'd need ammonia & a liquid water test kit. If you choose fish IN cycling you'll still need the liquid water test kit because you'll need to test daily & do LOTS of water changes to keep your fish safe. Whenever you add a fish you will need to properly acclimate it before putting him into the tank. My 10g tank took 8 weeks with fish IN cycling & my 46g took 5-6 wks fish IN with 50% water changes every other day & a couple of times 2 in one day on the 10g.
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #3 
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don't be afraid to cycle with your betta as long as you have clean conditioned water
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #4 
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Find someone with a clean healthy fish tank that's been set up for 6m+ and put a small piece of filter in their filter. Leave for a week, then take it and put it in your filter. It will jump start your cycle, makes it much easier. Good luck, the first cycled tank is always the hardest!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:53 PM   #5 
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thank you so much i will try all of it.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #6 
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ok so do I put the betta in last?
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #7 
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ok so do I put the betta in last?
What do you mean? Are you going to do a fish in cycle? I put the entire tank together with gravel, deco's, plants (real & fake), filter, water & last Betta. Not sure if that's what you're asking or not. Definitely should have the substrate in first, you can add plants & deco's any time.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #8 
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Exactly what I'm asking for Thanks
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #9 
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Yes put the fish in last after you get the tank looking like you want it to. Good luck !
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