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Old 02-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #721 
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A FULL water change?
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:18 AM   #722 
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Just 50%. It's recommended to do 1 50% change a week on a ten gallon so I'd say probably twice a week for a 5 gallon.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:35 AM   #723 
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Kewl. I should be getting a second 5g soon to divide for my other 2 betta's so I just wanted to make sure I knew the proper way to care for it... Should I ever do 100% and also how often should I clean the filter?
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Do any of you own the Tetra 5.5g starter kit?? If so, does the whisper filter that comes with it work well?
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Thank for answering me question guys....:Z
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #726 
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Kewl. I should be getting a second 5g soon to divide for my other 2 betta's so I just wanted to make sure I knew the proper way to care for it... Should I ever do 100% and also how often should I clean the filter?
IMO I would not do 100% water changes because there are good bacteria in the tank that you risk killing.
As for the filter, only clean the filter if it has gunk on it and is preventing it from working well.
As for the filter cartridge, about once a month, I think it is, swish it around in some old tank water. Like when you siphon the tank, swish the cartridge around in that to get off some of the gunk. Doing it that way will ensure you keep the good bacteria. :)
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:09 PM   #727 
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What is siphoning? Sucking junk out of the gravel?
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Do any of you own the Tetra 5.5g starter kit?? If so, does the whisper filter that comes with it work well?
Are you talking about the Whisper internal filter made for 5-15 gallons? If so, I have that filter and it works quite well. Very quiet. Though you might have to baffle it.
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What is siphoning? Sucking junk out of the gravel?
A siphoner is the fish tank vaccum thing. Yes, it is used to suck out the poop and uneaten food in the gravel.
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Are you kidding me? Can somebody help me?
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