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Old 11-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #1 
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Is it bad to take out the gravel and wash it everytime you do 100% change?

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Old 11-16-2012, 03:18 PM   #2 
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Nope.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #4 
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What size tank is it out of curiousity?
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What size tank is it out of curiousity?
It's a 0.5 gallon
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:36 PM   #6 
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If the tank is cycled or cycling, then yes. If it's not, then no. If the tank has a filter, don't do 100% changes. That will kill all the BB in the gravel and water needed for the cycle.

EDIT: That's pretty small... No filter then I guess, keep up with those changes and I hope you can upgrade soon.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #7 
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No.. its not being filtered and it has never been cycled. I made a post before about cloudy water. So I was wondering if taking out and rinsing the gravel every week was the culprit.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #8 
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It is small, but my fish swims around and what not. It's my first betta, so.. I didn't know a small tank like that would be bad. I have been looking at other tanks since I brought him home and realized mine was too small.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:43 PM   #9 
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No that wouldn't be why. In a tank that small you need to rinse everything when you do a water change. The cloudy water is usually just a bacteria thing. Ugly but not harmful. How often do you do water changes? If you upgrade to a ten dollar one gallon that would be a decent improvement until you can get higher if you want to. I personally keep most of my males in one gallons. I know it isn't the norm but with proper water changes they can be just fine.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:49 PM   #10 
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I do them every Friday and I rinse everything. I just HATE the cloudy water. I feel like its harmful to my fish. I am buying a 3.5 gallon tank. Just haven't had time to go out and get it. Busy busy busy.
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