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Old 10-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #11 
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i don't see any damage on any of his fins. just a beautiful doubletail, who looks like a twin to my own marble HM. :V
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:41 AM   #12 
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I'd go with OFL's advice.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #13 
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I am personally not doing cycle i do 100% water changes. I don't have any problem with my fish whatsoever. But i learned the cleaner the water healthier and longer live betta fish. And at least if you want to cycle your tank, and want him to live long and not get sick in 5 -8 month or sooner i think you need to do water changes. Please don't take it personally all i want to do just your betta and you be happy. So it your decision any way. Just advice.
So again i don't know anything about cycling but if you trying to cycle follow Oldfishlady advice. If you don't want to cycle you can do 100% water changes every about 10-14 days for 10 gall. I know someone on this forum who has 2 bettas in divided 10 gall and does 1-50% and 1-100% water changes a week and one of the betta 7 years old. So you can really do good job with any choice.
Let us know if you want Oldfishlady link about cycling

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #14 
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Yes I agree with the OLF`s water change advise 100 percent ! There are other reasons that you need to do a water change for just not to keep the levels of ammonia, nitrite and nitrate down. My 5 gallon is cycled and I do a 50 percent water change each week with the gravel vac.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:09 PM   #15 
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I like the part where I quoted OFL's waterchange guide and people are still like: NO! OFL'S ADVICE IS BETTER!

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:21 PM   #16 
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No matter what size tank it is, it still needs to be cleaned. It's not just the ammonia nitrites and nitrates to worry about its the DOCs as well. I would recommend a 25% change 2 times per week if you are cycling. One with just a cup and another with a light vacuum without moving anything.
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