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Old 01-02-2013, 10:57 AM   #1 
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Question Cycling 5 Gallon Betta Tank

I'm cycling my 5 gallon with a male betta in it. Questions are how much water changes per week, about how much time this is gonna take and everything other things i need to know, thanks!
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Hi Whiskey,
I used this sticky to cycle my 5.5 gallon tank using the fish food method. It has been about a 5 weeks since a set it up and its just about finished cycling.

The pure ammonia method is most recommended because fish food that has been decaying in the tank has potential risks.
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oh but my betta is already in it and im doing a fish in cycle, i tested my ammonia today and it has a slight amount of it in the water, im reading it !
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You can do a fish in cycle just make sure to do extra water changes, whatever the sticky recommends (I'm not sure myself).
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yeah it says 25% wc when ammonia hits 0.25 but can i clean the gravel with my vacuum when cycling?
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Here is a great guide for you: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=107771

Just look for your tank size :)
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thanks bud :D
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