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Old 03-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #1 
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Who has MINIBOW 2.5Gallon??

What is the correct water level for this tank?
Also, how often should water be changed?

I currently do 50% 2 times per week.

Is this enough changes?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:52 AM   #2 
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are you using the filter?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #3 
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I had a minibow 1 (did not like at all) w filter in an filled it close to the water return to help break up the current it created
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Yes, using the filter.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #5 
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I have one but I don't use the filter. I do 100% changes every few days.

It is possible to cycle a filtered 2.5 if you want to, otherwise I would follow the instructions given here:



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I used them 2 years ago when i actively kept betta's. I liked them after I baffled the filter. They were small, easy to clean and they looked nice. I might be getting the minibow 5.
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If the current from the filer outflow is too strong you can raise it up close to the outflow
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:58 PM   #8 
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I had one. Cycling 2.5 gallons, regardless of the type of tank, is quite a challenge. I don't recommend it. The rule of thumb for 2.5 gals seems to be one 50% and a 100% every week. (So... two water changes every week. 50% halfway through and 100% at the end of the week). Water level doesn't really matter but just leave a half inch to an inch gap for your betta to come up for air.
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Our old minibow1 filled
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #10 
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You should be doing 1 100% and 1 50% for a total of 2 water changes per week. This is the ideal for that size tank; I've always been able to keep the params down when I used that schedule.

A word of advice for the minibow, find something to cover the filter pad so no light hits it. Otherwise it is really prone to algae and it gets really annoying to clean up. :)
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