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Old 03-04-2008, 01:00 AM   #1 
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I went to my local fish shop today... and apparently its bigger than it looks. its a 2 story aquarium lmfao. i was shocked. But once again the only fish given inappropriate tank sizes are the betta splendens. :(

Although they brang new bettas in yesterday and they are very lively. i even managed to find 3 crowntail bettas in there for a change.(quite a surprise, cant manage to find them anywhere!) :)

Anyway i saw one awesome looking almost steel blue veiltail betta today and i went crazy once i saw it. What im trying to ask i guess is just basic advice before i bring my new betta home.

I have a 2.2 gallon tank with a small cave and 1 small java fern and i was wondering if i should cycle it even though it is so small.BTW sorry if i sound syupid but this is my first fish and i want to get everything just right. :D

Appreciate it guys you've been a great help in the 4-5 days iv'e joined! :D
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:44 AM   #2 
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hi
it would be kinder to him if you can cycle it first,
not forgetting the bigger the tank the better.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:47 AM   #3 
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Cycling

K understood.
Now the real problem is the fact that since im new to being a fish owner... I have no idea what cycling does or how to do it step by step. Help on the matter would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:11 AM   #4 
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For future reference this is found in the Starting and Maintaining section in the sticky labeled Freshwater Information. All the links in there lead you to pretty helpful pages so it's good reading :)

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=343
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:26 AM   #5 
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Re: Cycling

[quote="kritas"]
Now the real problem is the fact that since im new to being a fish owner... I have no idea what cycling does or how to do it step by step. Thanks quote]
don't worry,follow what is said in the link that Flashygrrl set,and you'll
be fine,any problems let us know.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #6 
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Kritas:
Here's a link that goes to more of a how to article also in this FishForum http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=3738
I am glad to see you really want to do things right but it will take some patience.
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:05 PM   #7 
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Ah, someone who finally wants to cycle a tank for their betta. Good job.

As mentioned, that link will help immensely. To know when the cycle is done, buy a test kit. You should have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and nitrates under 20ppm (under10 is idea).

I highly sugegst buying a heater for your betta. They need temperatures of at least 76 degrees, preferably 78. They become very lethargic if they do not have heat.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:06 AM   #8 
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Thanks alot guys, much obliged!
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