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Old 04-08-2009, 10:24 PM   #41 
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Chicklet, what is your water change/cleaning schedule on your gallon tanks? Do you do 50% changes? Full changes? I'd like to know since I have gallon containers, too and I'd like to know what works for you. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:14 PM   #42 
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I added some bio-zyme to make bacteria grow and make water levels to 0. (ammonia, nitrate, etc.) didnt add my betta yet.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:21 AM   #43 
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Chicklet, what is your water change/cleaning schedule on your gallon tanks? Do you do 50% changes? Full changes? I'd like to know since I have gallon containers, too and I'd like to know what works for you. Thanks.
I try to stick to water changes every two days on my gallon tanks, Usually I do 50% water changes, Occasionally I only do 25%, I do a complete water change at least once every two weeks, I have one male "Rosebud" that I have to change everyday without fail, I got him when he was sick and he seems so prone to problems that I have to keep him extra clean...

Thats my general routine for my 1 gallon tanks,, actually goes for all my tanks up to the 3 gallon sizes.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:33 AM   #44 
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ok, so 50% every two days and a full change once every 2 weeks. I may try that. Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #45 
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got my new betta today!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:45 AM   #46 
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awesome! Looks great!
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:47 AM   #47 
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Very pretty betta you have there *parakeeto225*
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Old 04-10-2009, 05:47 PM   #48 
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We have two bettas are work and one of them (Oreo) has a tank just like that, cept yours is much nicer to look at.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:33 AM   #49 
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Silly question. How can you tell how many gallons one of those critter keepers holds? I was looking online at one and it only gave the dimensions.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #50 
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If I don't know how much a tank holds (provided it not and absolutely huge tank that's obviously over 10 gallons) I just go by the old method of getting a 1 gallon jug and seeing how much I can pour into the tank. Low-tech, pretty lame, but it works. xD

But if it's big, or you need to know before you buy and the petstore doesn't look fondly upon you pouring water in their containers (really I don't know why they always get so upset over that xD), then you go by this rough formula:
LxWxH=in3 (Length times width times height equals cubic inches)
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in3 / 231=US Gal. (cubic inches divided by 231 equals your amount in US gallons). <-- Because there are 231 cubic inches in a US gallon.

But hey, you're on a computer, you can always go over to a handy dandy conversion calculator:
Cubic Inches to Gallons conversion calculator
That one right there works quite nicely, and type in your number of cubic inches and wha-lah, it will tell you approximately how many gallons you get so you don't have to do that last bit on your own.
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