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Old 02-26-2013, 06:47 AM   #11 
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I have the marineland hex 5 and it is my favorite tank. The design and gentle flow make it the perfect enviroment IMO for the price, plus I am a firm believer in the bio wheel. Replacement pumps are cheap.
Where can you buy the replacements?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:48 PM   #12 
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If your betta is happier with no surface movement, try a really gentle bubble filter and get him a floating plant for him to nest in. :)

Definitely no other fish in a 5 gal, though!
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:14 AM   #13 
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A bubble filter? Is that a sponge filter?

First rule of fishkeeping - do not trust the petstore. OK, doing weekly water changes is probably the 1st rule but not trusting pet shop employees is a close 2nd. I learned that one the hard way when some idiot high school kid at petco told me to keep the filter running for 24 hours and come back to buy fish tomorrow because tomorrow my tan would be cycled. The next day he tried to sell me a common pleco because i HAD to have it to eat the poop and debris in the tank (which was either a 2.5 or 5G mini bow). He also told me I never had to change the water because the filter would remove all the nasty stuff from it. He also forgot to tell me i NEEDED to use water conditioner. After killing 5 fish in less then 25 hours ALL with the same symptoms, I decided to search out information elsewhere. At least I was smart enough to not buy the common pleco. I think they were being poisioned by whatever fairbanks had in their tap water..It was nasty to drink, I would hate to have to live in it untreated

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Old 02-27-2013, 05:28 AM   #14 
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Where can you buy the replacements?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:12 AM   #15 
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what is a cycled tsnk
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #16 
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A cycled tank uses nitrifying bacteria to detoxify ammonia and other toxins created by the respiration and waste of the tanks inhabitants.

See the cycling stickies at the top of this section for more details.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #17 
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can i take my filter out safely?

I have a filter in with my Betts and when I first got it he was pretty sick. So I got him better and then put him in the filtered tank. He's never really been the same since the illness and I've tried changing many things and now the only thing left to try is to take the filter out to see if hell be less stressed. I think it is possible that my tank has cycled within this time so im wondering if it's safe to turn it off? He's in a 2.5 and I was thinking to do water changes every other day.
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If you turn off the filter you will loose your cycle
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:33 AM   #19 
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I have a filter in with my Betts and when I first got it he was pretty sick. So I got him better and then put him in the filtered tank. He's never really been the same since the illness and I've tried changing many things and now the only thing left to try is to take the filter out to see if hell be less stressed. I think it is possible that my tank has cycled within this time so im wondering if it's safe to turn it off? He's in a 2.5 and I was thinking to do water changes every other day.
Because of the small volume of water there is probably too much current from the filter which is why he may be stressed out. I wouldn't use a filter in a tank that size, neither of my 2.5g tanks have a filter. I do two 70-80% water changes per week with a 100% about every 2 wks.
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I use a sponge filter in my 2.5. Works perfect!
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