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Old 09-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #241 
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you can even buy the floresant ones at some doller stores...
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you can even buy the floresant ones at some doller stores...
The problem I have found with those is that they don't fit my hoods correctly.
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Your ammounts of posts changes your membership status. :)
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If I were to try and cycle a divided 10 gallon with 2 males who have some fin damage due to tail biting how often would I have to do water changes? I remember reading something like 25% daily and 50 precent once a week, is that correct?
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:37 AM   #246 
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If your doing a fish in cycle you need to do daily water changes. Test the water daily and if you get any readings over 0ppm do a 25% change. That is why fish in cycles take forever because you constantly have to do water changes to keep the ammonia and nitrite at safe levels for the fish.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:26 AM   #247 
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If I were to try and cycle a divided 10 gallon with 2 males who have some fin damage due to tail biting how often would I have to do water changes? I remember reading something like 25% daily and 50 precent once a week, is that correct?
In a 10g filtered with 2 adult bettas-fish-in cycling-without water testing-I would make one 50% water only change a week and one 50% with gravel vacuum a week-this is based on-not over feeding and removal of uneaten food
If you have water testing products for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate-test the water daily and with any reading of ammonia or nitrite 0.25ppm or greater make a 50% water only change.

Any time the fish have any behavior changes or acting odd-make a 50% water only change even if you just did one earlier-especially if you don't have anyway to test the water at home.

The nitrifying bacteria are sticking and adhere to everything in the tank, in the top layer of the substrate and in the filter media-very little are in the water column...so water only changes will not slow the nitrogen cycle, however, over cleaning the substrate and filter media can.

Once you have nitrate of 5-10ppm and 0ppm on ammonia/nitrite for several days without water changes-you are most likely cycled-this can take 4-8 weeks, also, you want to monitor the the water prams daily for another month and if stable, weekly water test before your regular weekly water change.
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Okay, thanks :)

If I seeded the tank with filter media from an already cycled tank, how much quicker do you think the tank would cycle?
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:42 PM   #249 
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this question is about foodHow often should i feed him my friend says 3 times a day but im not sure is she right
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Two to three soaked pellets twice a day. Some people chose to do it three times, but you'd obviously need to feed a bit less than twice a day.
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