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Old 08-20-2011, 04:08 PM   #2271 
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They're the same... Basically cycling is the act of growing beneficial bacteria (bb) in your tank. This can take 2-8 weeks. Do you already have your betta?
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:13 PM   #2272 
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They're the same... Basically cycling is the act of growing beneficial bacteria (bb) in your tank. This can take 2-8 weeks. Do you already have your betta?
Yes I have had my betta for about a year now, but I've had the 5 gallon tank for a few months, maybe 2-3 months so far.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:15 PM   #2273 
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Do you do 100% water changes?
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:19 PM   #2274 
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Do you do 100% water changes?
I did one once but usually I just do 25% or sometimes 50% water changes.
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Depending on how long ago you did that 100%, your tank is already cycled! Get this test kit: API Feshwater Master Liquid Test Kit. Should around $40. Expensive, but so worth it...
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Depending on how long ago you did that 100%, your tank is already cycled! Get this test kit: API Feshwater Master Liquid Test Kit. Should around $40. Expensive, but so worth it...
Oh, that's good. (: Also do you know anything about how to get rid of an algae bloom? I just figured out that's why my tank is always foggy...
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Wait..how long ago did you do a WC?? Algae blooms are generally from too much light...
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #2278 
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Having an Algae bloom means your tank is cycled too. They thrive on NO3, this is generally normal in my experience >_>
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Having an Algae bloom means your tank is cycled too. They thrive on NO3, this is generally normal in my experience >_>
Ohh really? o_o' I just thought a healthy tank would be all clear and clean.
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Mine is ^_^ but its not in any sunlight...
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