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Old 09-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #1 
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10 gallon questions

With a 10 gallon how often do i need to clean it.

How many times a week do i need to check the water, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH?

Is there a number to how many plants i can keep?

These are the only questions for right now, but i'll probably have more in the long run!
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #2 
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With a 10 gallon how often do i need to clean it. Once per week when cycled (filter or not)

How many times a week do i need to check the water, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, and pH? Every water change

Is there a number to how many plants i can keep? Not at all! The more the merrier with Bettas! You may want to get some root tabs and Seachem Flourish, though, those help the plants grow and stay strong.

These are the only questions for right now, but i'll probably have more in the long run!
Hope this helps :)
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:27 PM   #3 
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I was wondering the same thing! Thank you!
Change all the water once a week? Or partial?
I'm getting a ten gallon Tuesday (can't wait!!) and wanted to put plants in it also and am wondering about the logistics of changing out the water without disturbing the plants.
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Basically, if you have live plants, never change the water 100%. If it's the whole nine yards (Naturally planted tank (NPT), filtered, tons of plants) weekly 20-40% water changes (WC) and every two weeks a gravel vacuuming. If you have no live plants (filter or not) you should do weekly gravel vacuuming and 30-50% WC. A more experienced member can tell you if you ever need to do 100% changes on a 10g, but I wouldn't suggest it, as it ruins the cycle. I've sadly had to do a few 100% changes after trips and redecorating and such, and let me tell you, it SUCKS.

These are my ten gallons (10g's) :




And to not disturb plants, put them as far into the gravel as physically possible and get a siphon. They can be expensive or cheap depending on where you go, and there are videos on Youtube about how to use them.
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Yeah my tank is completely cycled and i took my filter out because it sucked up ALL of the sand! All my Beneficial Bactria were not happy with me! So i got a new one. And that probably killed off my BB. But thank you for this information! Also beautiful fish and tanks you have there!!!
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Beautiful tanks and fish! Thank you so much for the information.
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