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Old 07-24-2010, 06:06 PM   #1 
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How often would I have to clean a uncycled betta tank?

I think I will be getting a 5.5 gallon fish tank with live plants for a betta fish. Anyway, will weekly cleaning be alright?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:24 PM   #2 
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One 100% change per week should be sufficient--if you can manage a partial water change during the week, even better. A live plant like java moss would help you greatly.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:20 AM   #3 
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Depending on the type and amount of live plants-in a 5.5g unfiltered tank with one Betta would need 50% weekly water changes IME to maintain water quality-this is based on having at least 20% active growing stem plants and 10% floating plants at the least.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:50 AM   #4 
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Floating plants? Do these need flourescent lighting?
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