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Old 05-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #1 
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Question Can I even?

On a thread I made not too long ago about my betta acting strange someone asked if my tank was cycled. So my question is can I cycle a 2.5 how and how long do I have to do it.
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IME, yes, a 2.5g can cycle with proper aeration/filtration, however, in that size of tank IMO/E cycling is moot due to the needed water changes required.
Cycling can take 4-8 weeks
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:48 PM   #3 
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I don't have a filter so how do I cycle
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:06 PM   #4 
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The bacteria to cycle the tank need oxygen to grow and colonize, without some type of aeration or filter it would be impossible for true cycle, but as I stated in that size of tank, cycling is not needed per se'- as you need to make at least twice weekly water changes to keep the water quality at levels safe for a fish- so the Betta will thrive not just survive......
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #5 
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ok thanks I'll just keep up with my water changes. Also how long do I have to change my water twice a week until I can go back to doing it once a week?

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:21 PM   #6 
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:25 AM   #7 
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I would reccommend continuing with the twice weekly water changes =)
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I would stay with twice weekly water changes for the life of the fish/tank. without filtration one 50% and one 100% a week....
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