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Old 06-15-2010, 10:46 AM   #1 
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Question Is this okay?

I posted before about the 10gal I got off of Craigslist. I put a little bit of bleach in a three gallon bucket and filled the tank, then I scrubbed and rinsed it for a long time. (I didn't have a sponge so I used a clean rag.) I let it dry overnight in the sun outside, then I did it all over again in the morning (minus the bleach and with a different rag). I've got it cycling right now, but I'm still nervous. Do you think it will be okay to put fish in?
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #2 
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I'm Not sure, but 10 gal? isn't that a little much? I mean for one betta that's a lot... Just remember they are oxygen breathers they don't really have gills that actually have little lungs or at least that is what i was told.. I just use a 1 gal and my Betta (Bart) is very very happy.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:52 AM   #3 
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i am pretty sure is ok and barthefish its not much tooo much would be one betta in a 200 gallon tank
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:53 AM   #4 
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haha ya that might be a little much
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:57 AM   #5 
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It should be great, 10 gallons is great for a betta, especially with tankmates. You also don't have to 100% water change a 10 gallon (ever really)

http://www.aqadvisor.com/

Corydoras, Otos, some tetras, and frogs/ghost shrimp are good candidates fora tank mate if you want. :)
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:59 AM   #6 
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Make sure you treat the water with betta treatment, dechlorinator, and stress coat, that will help a great deal.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:26 AM   #7 
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Hey Phoxly, does that calculator assume the tank is cycled? o.0 it's only giving me an 8% water change per week
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:54 AM   #8 
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I think it assumes the tank is cycled, but I don't know much on cycling anything smaller than 2.5 gallons. I like having 5-10 gallons cycled cause its easy to maintain with small water changes and tests.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #9 
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10 gallons is great for a betta. And actually bartthefish, you should keep bettas in a tank size of 2.5 gallons or more. 1 gallon is really not enough room.
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:34 PM   #10 
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I input my 5 gallon and the aquatech 5-15 filter and 1 betta and it's still acting a little wonky with recommending the 8% water change. :S
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