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Old 03-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #1 
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Cleaning and moving my bettas

How often should I clean or when do I know when to clean the betta tank?
What is the safets method for removing my fish when cleaning the tank?

Thanks for anyone's help.

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Old 03-03-2008, 12:47 AM   #2 
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How big is your tank?

Depending on the size, you should perform WC's every 1-7 days of 10-50%.

You do not need to remove the fish.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:18 PM   #3 
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what works for me is a turkey baster. :D

i suck the required amount of water out and put new water in (make sure it's the same temperature and is dechlorinated if used for the tap)
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:31 PM   #4 
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Re: Cleaning

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what works for me is a turkey baster. :D

i suck the required amount of water out and put new water in (make sure it's the same temperature and is dechlorinated if used for the tap)

Thanks for the good advise! But, what is the required amount? K
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:35 PM   #5 
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as cody says 1-7 days of 10-50% water changed
but what is the size or your tank?
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #6 
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I take my fish out (because I have to clean the gravel) by putting the cup he came in-in the water and getting him in it, with the water in the cup. I clean his take daily because I dont have a filter and the tank is very small -note: I'm getting him a new tank and a filter soon- and to put him in I drain the cup then drop him in the water.


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Old 06-22-2010, 12:18 AM   #7 
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Personally, I think everyone who owns fish should have one of these: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...54&pcatid=4454

Testing your water is the only way to really know if it has a toxic level of ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate. Using testing equipment can help you work out a schedule that will keep toxins from poisoning and burning your fish. When you get a larger tank that you want to cycle (please research the nitrogen cycle and how to cycle without fish) you will need this kit in order to determine how the process is progressing. Make sure you get a liquid test kit, not the dip strips--the strips are inaccurate and more expensive, they're a rip-off.

If your tank is not cycled the only way to remove the ammonia is through 100% water changes and thorough cleaning of the tank with hot water. Once your tank is cycled, you will not have to remove all of the water and clean everything out, 30%-50% changes once a week depending on the stocking and tank size should be all you would need.
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