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Old 05-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #1 
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Question How often do you clean your Betta fish tank??

Don't change your betta to often. For one gallon of water, change once a week, 2 gallons, every two weeks, 3 gallons, every 3 weeks & so on.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #2 
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Even though your technique has some logic to it, it's actually not correct.

There is a sticky in the Betta Habitat section on how often you should clean your water. But all tanks should be cleaned once a week, tanks under 10 gallons, twice a week. Here's the info if you want to read it: http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=115758
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #3 
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Even my 180L tank had 30% weekly water changes.
I change 50-90% everyday, every second day if I'm lazy because my tanks are quite small and some are full of fish. I dont want ammonia and nitrite building up and making my fish sick
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:19 AM   #4 
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I second the approach of Trilobite. Betta fish prefer pristine water conditions.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #5 
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I don't change my water more than once a month any more, but I change out at least 80% when I do. It's been about 3 years since I stopped with the weekly water changes. My betta/frog tank doesn't get changed or a couple months some times. One would think my tank would have imploded by now...


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Old 05-20-2013, 01:08 AM   #6 
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There's no way I could successfully keep my fish happy AND healthy if I only changed their 3G tanks every 3 weeks. Way too much waste buildup IMO.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:40 AM   #7 
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Don't change your betta to often. For one gallon of water, change once a week, 2 gallons, every two weeks, 3 gallons, every 3 weeks & so on.
WTF... If that were true, I would only need to do a water change on my 100 gal. 3 times a year... lol..

And here I am wasting presious water and time doing 30%+ water changes every week... lol.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:27 AM   #8 
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There's no way I could successfully keep my fish happy AND healthy if I only changed their 3G tanks every 3 weeks. Way too much waste buildup IMO.
There's no way to know that without trying. There was a time I would have said the same thing.

MTS eat fish poop, by the way.


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Old 05-20-2013, 02:38 AM   #9 
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There's no way to know that without trying. There was a time I would have said the same thing.

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I have gone 2 weeks during a vacation and I came back to a lot of dirty water. So you are right, there's no way I'll ever find out what 3 weeks would look like.
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Don't change your betta to often. For one gallon of water, change once a week, 2 gallons, every two weeks, 3 gallons, every 3 weeks & so on.
There are far too many factors not taken into account by this theory, such as filtration, tankmates, planting etc.
Don't be guided by rules of thumb. Be guided by ammonia, nitrite and nitrate readings from an accurate test kit.
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