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Old 09-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #321 
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Yep, it is. :] The tank would be able to have a stable cycle. Just make sure you have a pH more than 7.0 and you're good to go. If the tank is cycled, then you would only have to do 1 50% change per week, no 100% changes ever. But when you're still cycling the tank, you would have to do 2 50% changes per week until the cycle as finished.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #322 
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But you also will need to vacuum the gravel every time when you do water changes and swish/rinse filter media regularly.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:30 AM   #323 
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just want to add something about 5 gall. You can cycle your tank which you need filter for that or you can simply do 50% weekly and 100% every other week. Then you don't need filter.

I think that some people don't realize that you also need to take care of the filter and vacuum the gravel which is very important.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #324 
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Hey, I am not new to owning betta fish... but I have never had a tank with a filter or tried out a proper cycling process (with the filter, ammonia, etc) and am very interested in upgrading my betta tank and properly cycling the water with a filter. This is something TOTALLY new for me. Any idea of where to start my research for water cycling. Tips? Comments? Am I in the totally wrong place?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #325 
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How big is your tank? I don't have filters for any of my tank. I have 2.5 and 5 gall tanks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:06 AM   #326 
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #327 
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it funny you remind me something. I went down stairs at 3 am just to check on them because it was first day when i put the heaters in the tanks and i always afraid overheating. They all were sleeping ,it so cute, i couldn't even find a few of them. I almost get heart attack, i thought they jumped out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:32 AM   #328 
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i got a question ok 20 long sorrority tank it was running for 18 month woke up yesturday everyone is dead amonia went trew the roof 2 survivors that are sick what happend i do regular water changes and vacuming can i cycle the tank with amonia and shrimp instead of doseing
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:57 AM   #329 
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i got a question ok 20 long sorrority tank it was running for 18 month woke up yesturday everyone is dead amonia went trew the roof 2 survivors that are sick what happend i do regular water changes and vacuming can i cycle the tank with amonia and shrimp instead of doseing
It sounds like your set up had a mini-cycle. Without more info I can't tell what caused it, but if you let the tank continue to run it should re-cycle itself.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #330 
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i got mad took it down bleched all thinking of npt growout 2 females had gill disease it died the other1 is still alive but quarentine i gave her tetracycline didnt work three bouts of it im leting her chill a bit before i guess maracin i read it doesnt go away she doesnt seen to suffering at all she eats fine still trying to figure out the next move
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