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Old 10-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #111 
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So my water changes are okay?
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #112 
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So my water changes are okay?
You said you do once a week 99% change right?

Why dont you cycle your tank? That would make more sense.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #113 
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Here are my 1 gallon bowls that I had my 3 Bettas in while I was staying at my moms house years ago while recovering from cancer surgery and a bad divorce...

People told me in nice and not so nice ways that they needed heaters and filters and all that. (I did add plants a little later after this photo was taken) I was so happy just to have them with me and be good for my recovery and something to keep my mind off of my pains. But some ppl made me feel so bad that I was doing it all wrong. But I did change the water every day in all 3 bowls, it was my therapy for after surgery rehab to get my body moving again, doing something.

These 3 Bettas are the only ones that I have ever owned that lived for many years. I've had Bettas in 5 gallon tanks, 10 Gallon tanks, and a 30 gallon tank and so many end up dead at such a young age for unknown reasons. My "Bowl Bettas" were the most healthy and lived the longest. Starange I know, but true for me in my case.

Left side: Gary, Middle: Kitty, Right side: Greg



This is Chester in the next picture in his 1 gallon tank. Soon though he will be in his new LED 5 gallon tank. It is not done with it's cycle yet like I hoped it would be.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #114 
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love the doily idea, very cute...and kitty watching the fish is cute :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #115 
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love the doily idea, very cute...and kitty watching the fish is cute :)
Yeah, it was the only thing I could find around my mom's place to cover the tank so they wouldn't jump out. Plus it kept my mom's cat out of there so she couldn't drink the water LOL. Now my cat likes to watch the fish now that I live in my own place now. She trys to drink it too!
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You said you do once a week 99% change right?

Why dont you cycle your tank? That would make more sense.
It has been up for 5 months filtered heated and cycled.
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No offense kitty but you need water changes every other day heating and decorations.
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It has been up for 5 months filtered heated and cycled.
Are you sure it is truly cycled? Because 99% water changes make it very hard if not impossible to have a cycled tank.
What is your ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels?

A cycled tank only requires a 25-50% change once a week.
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No offense kitty but you need water changes every other day heating and decorations.
Decorations are not a requirement, yes it might be nice, but they arent a living requirement. If you read what kitty said, she stated that she added plants after the picture was taken.

A heater may or may not be needed, it depends on what temperature the water stays at and wether or not the temperature flucuates at different times of the day.
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Decorations are not a requirement, yes it might be nice, but they arent a living requirement. If you read what kitty said, she stated that she added plants after the picture was taken.

A heater may or may not be needed, it depends on what temperature the water stays at and wether or not the temperature flucuates at different times of the day.
I just do extra md decorations are needed for bettas they need hiding spots and tropical water and Illinois I don't think is tropical.
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