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Old 07-29-2011, 04:23 PM   #2021 
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You dont have to fast them. I dont fast mine, but I also dont feed much food at once. I usually give my fish small, spaced out meals within a day. I give 3-4 micro pellets every 4-6 hours, generally speaking.

The fish might not grow that much, unless its a fry or juvenile.. if it is, the better way to get it to grow is through frequent water changes, as they produce something into the water that will keep them small.

Making sure, too, that there is at least 42% protein in the food will help make the fish healthy and strong.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #2022 
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How often do you gave to clean a 1.5 gallon tank?
At least one 50% and one 100% per week.

Some will say every 2 days, but I disagree. I had a 1.5 and tested the ammonia, and the 50/100 a week is fine.

Dont let it go over that, though.

Even if filtered, in such a small tank, I do 100% changes in the week, even though with a filter you dont need to.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:15 PM   #2023 
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How do you make a lid for a tank? I found a tank (An 8 gallon!! So excited!!) but it doesn't have a top. I read somewhere (Which could easily have been on this site) that you can use plastic wrap with holes poked into it, is that a good one to make?
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Yeah, that'll work for a tank lid! Wsh I could get another tank XD
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:28 PM   #2025 
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You can also use craft mesh/canvas (plastic), cut to shape. If you use 3 at a time, it keeps some humidity in and doesnt make a huge temp loss.

Or, you can look for a plexiglass piece and have holes drilled into it, better yet holes and cut to size.

What type of tank is it? Can we get a picture? There might be suitable replacements.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:56 PM   #2026 
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The craft mesh sounds like a good idea...do you just get it at..well..craft stores?

Sure, I'll get a pic of it! I don't think it has a type...maybe homemade? Let me go snap a pic real quick. :)

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Old 07-29-2011, 06:04 PM   #2027 
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Okay, I got them!

Lets see if it show up.... *Crosses fingers*

And they work!!

Sorry for the blurriness and biggieness! Its about 12 inches wide and a bit taller than that, and, erm, a little under 2 feet long.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:30 PM   #2028 
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It looks like a standard 10 or 5 gallon... Measure the top and look for lids for 5's and 10's, they might fit :)

And yep, craft stores. Michael's has it for only .50-.90 cents a pop. You'd probably need two side by side and then have to reinforce it to not droop, but meh.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #2029 
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At least one 50% and one 100% per week.

Some will say every 2 days, but I disagree. I had a 1.5 and tested the ammonia, and the 50/100 a week is fine.

Dont let it go over that, though.

Even if filtered, in such a small tank, I do 100% changes in the week, even though with a filter you dont need to.
ive done 1 50->75 and a 1 100 per every 4 days before (1g tank). i found that the ammonia does get to 1ppm by the end of the 4th day after a 50wc 2 days ago. will the sudden drop/change in ppm bother the betta? i usually dont like the ammonia going over 1 ppm.
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Ammonia shouldnt go over 1ppm. (deadly)

.5ppm is dangerous and stressful.

If ammonia is around, .25 but under .5 is best.
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