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Old 11-07-2010, 06:14 AM   #1 
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Advice on Water Changing

I've got 2 2.5 gallon tanks with a Whisper 3i filter and I am really confused on when to do water changes, I've googled and googled but I get really conflicting info. Any advice on this?

Also, I have a 1 gallon unfiltered container for another betta, Its filled about 3/4 its capacity in water and I was wondering what the ideal water change schedule should be for this tank also.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:33 AM   #2 
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On your 2.5gal filtered tanks-I would do 50% twice weekly water changes with 1-50% water only and 1-50% to include substrate cleaning with a vacuum or stir and dip method

On the 1gal unfiltered container I would do 2-3 water changes a week-with one being 100% and the others 50%

Make sure and use dechlorinator with any new water added and keep the water temp within a couple of degrees between new and old water

Don't over feed and remove any uneaten food after feeding

Give the filter media a swish/rinse in old tank water with a water change a couple of times a month and when the water flow slows to get the big pieces of gunk off to maintain good water flow.
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