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Old 12-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Attempting a 1st cycle tank ever.

okay so background: newer betta owner. He lives in a 5 gallon tank, but I have a logistical problem when it comes to cleaning, stair cases and tanks full of water and what not. lol

So after the holidays I want to cycle my tank. but I just want to make sure Im doing it right. dont want to hurt my little friend :(.

so since its the only tank I have I think I have to do a fish in cycle. or else he will have to live in his little fish bowl (about a quarter or half gallon).

So as far as I can see, I just need a light filter with a sponge, and test the water regularly and make small water changes when certain things get too high, and once the cycle is complete, just do 50% water changes weekly, and vacuum the gravel. I read the stickies, and will refer to them for the exact ppm that I need to change the water at. just havent memorized them yet.

anyone have tips/suggestions or see I'm doing something wrong??
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See if this sticky will help to answer your questions....Don't hesitate to ask more questions on what you don't understand...
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