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Old 11-26-2009, 08:34 PM   #1 
Indigo13
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New Aquarium Set Up

I'm setting up my new betta home, and I wanted to double check that I have everything I need.
I have:
-a 2.5 gallon tank
-a small filter (a filter recommended on this website)
-a small undergravel heater
-poland spring water (with water conditioner)
-a "cave" for fishie to hide in
-a little plant
-a small thermometer
-gravel

After doing the research, I think this set up would require a water change twice a week. I'm still a little confused about the pH/water testing. How often should this be done? This set up is for one male betta.
Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:38 PM   #2 
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Everything sounds good. You can use tap water. Just make sure it's conditioned first. Changing the water twice a week will be fine. I wouldn't worry about testing the water if you aren't cycling the tank. The only thing I test for is ammonia and none of mine are cycled.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:27 PM   #3 
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What do you mean by "cycling" the tank?
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:57 PM   #4 
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Here is an article on cycling. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ium-cycle-252/
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