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Old 11-15-2009, 04:32 PM   #1 
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How to maintain my tank?

Alright, so I guess I jumped the gun a bit with the tank thing. The betta fish have been in a tank now for over a week. I thought I just needed to do 25% water changes every other week and I would be great.

However, it looks like I'm getting algae, and I have no idea how to get rid of it.

There seems to be an abundance of information online on how to maintain a fresh water aquarium. However, there is just SO MUCH information, I feel like I am getting buried.

Can someone please direct me to a good website/webpage that might help me out explaining what I am supposed to do (something like "How to Clean Your Aquarium; for Dummies" might work!)
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:10 PM   #2 
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This article has info on maintaining a tank. I hope it will answer some of your questions. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ation-tips-77/
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:18 PM   #3 
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Thanks dramaqueen! I'll have to get something to clean the algae off with. There's a lot of it in the diy divider. How should I get that off?

Also, they don't say anything in this about cleaning the gravel/rocks/etc. Don't those need to be cleaned periodically?
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You can use a gravel vac. How big is the tank and is it cycled?
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:27 PM   #5 
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Is the tank near a window? Sunlight can create algae problems fairly quickly.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:20 AM   #6 
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It is a 6 gallon tank. Cycled? What is that?

No, the tank is on the opposite wall from the window...and the blinds are usually down
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:49 AM   #7 
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Here is an article on cycling.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ium-cycle-252/
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