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Old 09-06-2011, 02:46 PM   #2411 
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Question! I added a small filter to Rory's tank (1.75 gal). I baffled it so that when he swims by, it doesn't seem to be bothering him. However, he hasn't built a bubble nest since I turned it on, and he used to do that pretty regularly. I was hoping to use the filter to get out some of the gunk that collects in the water, but now I'm wondering if I should turn it back off?
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #2412 
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Hey guys. How often should i change the water in my 10 gallon tank, and what percentages?
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:47 PM   #2413 
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StarDancer: keep in mind while the filter may mechanically remove the gunk, it will not chemically clean the water of ammonia. Since your tank is so small, 100% water changes might actually do a better job than the filter. There is a chance the filter is disturbing the water surface and making it more difficult for him to build a bubblenest.

Fisherish, how many/ what fish are going to be in there, and will you have a filter in there?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:06 PM   #2414 
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i did a 100wc for my 2.5g and put 1tsp epsom salt/L. within 30 minutes some sections of his caudal rotted away. i removed half the water and put in the new water with stress coat and no salts. hopefully it will be ok. my question is why would such finrot occur so fast?
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:10 PM   #2415 
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Hey guys. How often should i change the water in my 10 gallon tank, and what percentages?
You should do 50% water change 2 time every week.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:22 PM   #2416 
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How many times do you feed your betta each day? I've been feeding him 2-3 pellets once a day...
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:39 PM   #2417 
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I feed my fishes 2-3 pellets twice a day.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:43 PM   #2418 
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is 6 pellets too much for them? I only gave mine 2 today. should i give him two more? O.O
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:25 AM   #2419 
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SKA123, it depends on the size of your pellets and on personal preference. I have medium-sized pellets, so I feed two in the morning and two in the evening.

JKFish--Oops, I should have clarified. I haven't stopped or changed my water change-schedule at all. It's just that I added a filter to try and get rid of some of the physical gunk that I can see floating around.
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is 6 pellets too much for them? I only gave mine 2 today. should i give him two more? O.O
Small pellets:2-3 pellets twice a day(Morning and night).
Medium pellets:1-2 pellets twice a day(Morning and night).
Big pellets:1 pellets twice a day(Morning and night).
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