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Old 07-28-2010, 09:07 AM   #1 
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Question So, I'm pretty knew to all this....

So I got two beautiful veiltails at Meijer about 3 months ago and at first had them in one of those puny double sided container things. Yeah, I know, but I didn't know any better at the time. Then I moved them into one gallon bowls, and now I'm planning on moving them next week into an old 10 gallon tank and dividing it. So my question is, what all do I need to do to this tank? I know I should get a heater. Filters, I'm a bit confused about. I've heard some people use them, others don't. How often should I do a water change? And what exactly is cycling? And do I need to do it?

Sorry with all the questions, but after doing some research, I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed and I wanna make sure my bettas are happy.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:31 AM   #2 
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Hi. Welcome! =]

For my 10g I have a Duetto 50 filter. I loooove that thing! It works great and the flow rate can be adjusted pretty easily.

For a split 10g you need a heater (optional depending on where you live), a filter, gravel vac or sypon.

I don't "cycle" my tank because honestly all of that stuff confuses me. I take out 30-40% of the water once a week & replace it will water that is the same temp. and is treated with stuff to make the water safe.

10gs are pretty easy...but you might need a filter for each side of the tank since you are dividing it. Not sure though so don't take my word for that (my tank isn't split).
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A gravel vac...what exactly is that?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:05 AM   #4 
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Ah, nevermind, I googled it. ^^
Thanks for the help! I'll look in on that filter.
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