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Old 10-09-2009, 03:49 PM   #1 
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2.5 Gallon Tank

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If i get a 2.5 tank can someone please tell me the cleaning instructions. I am trying to decide on where to put it and i know i will have to clean it more frequently that say a larger tank, so i want to make sure i put it where i can access it easily. If someone can tell me about 50% water changes etc. thank you.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:01 PM   #2 
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will it have a filter?

Personally, Id change a gallon 2 times a week.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:15 PM   #3 
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I vacuum the gravel in mine-- just make sure you get a smaller siphon that will fit nicely in it. I change out about 50% every week. Mine is filtered by hob.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #4 
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It depends whether its cycled or not!
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:17 AM   #5 
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even a cycled tank needs water changes every week.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:33 AM   #6 
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It will have a filter and the water will be cycled. Ok, so i could change 50% once a week. And if possible vacuum the gravel. What if the filter is one of those that is under the gravel? Also, at anytime do you do 100 % water change?or is it always 50%?
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:51 PM   #7 
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If you cycle, the amount of water you change depends on your water parameters.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:41 PM   #8 
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I have a filter on mine and do a 2/3 water change every 7 days, just to be on the safe side. I use a small gravel syphon.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:16 PM   #9 
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I have a filter on mine and do a 2/3 water change every 7 days, just to be on the safe side. I use a small gravel syphon.
yep, but having a filter and being cyclled are two different things. Yours is not cycled I am guessing
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:25 PM   #10 
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Can someone explain what cycled is? I have a feeling it is something i know but not by that name...
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