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Old 11-20-2010, 02:15 AM   #11 
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Oh ok. I did swish the filter out in old tank water, I think i'll have do that every couple of weeks. The media is only small, its the stock media for a red sea deco, but hopefully enough to cycle.

I take my betta out and clear out the whole tank and scrub everything down. All the ornaments build up this slime on them that is pretty disgusting.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:19 AM   #12 
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Yea I get that slime too after only a week :/ I think it's from the water conditioner maybe? Doesn't seem to bother them though...
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #13 
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2.5G Not to be cycled?

I'm confused about a 2.5G tank not needing to be cycled? I'm a newbie, so this may be a dumb question. But -- if not cycled -- how does it get rid of ammonia and nitrites?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #14 
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It doesn't. You do, by changing the water.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #15 
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Yes, but why?

Akzeal,

I got it, but why can't a 2.5G tank be cycled. Not doubting your word, but don't understand. I thought the beneficial bacteria lived in the filter. If it's big enough, why does the size of the tank matter?

Or does the tank just not generate enough ammonia, nitrites etc to feed the bacteria...?

Would love to know more.

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #16 
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You can do fish-in cycling...it doesn't necessarily HAVE to be without fish, but a lot of people don't want the risk of their fish getting sick.

Agreed, one can cycle safely with the fish. The key is don't over feed during the cycling phase. Overfeed = more fish waste released, thus increase chances for a spike.....

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:37 PM   #17 
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Akzeal,

I got it, but why can't a 2.5G tank be cycled. Not doubting your word, but don't understand. I thought the beneficial bacteria lived in the filter. If it's big enough, why does the size of the tank matter?

Or does the tank just not generate enough ammonia, nitrites etc to feed the bacteria...?

Would love to know more.

Gbose
My bad. I wasn't saying that a 2.5G can't be cycled, I was saying that, if not cycled, it doesn't get rid of the ammonia. I have heard that 2.5 gallons are -hard- to cycle, and to keep cycled, which is why I got a 5 gallon, but no, I was answering a different question. Sorry about confusing you.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #18 
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Ah, OK -- thanks! that helps.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:37 PM   #19 
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i think you only really need to cycle tanks 5g and up that have a filter. just change the water from the 2.5 100 percent every 3 days, you should be fine. thats what i do with the 2.5 i have right now for my one betta. but yes a 2.5 is pretty small for 2 bettas, i just keep one in it. by the way dragon is a very very pretty fish.
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