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Old 11-26-2010, 01:25 PM   #1 
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Question 5-gal water change

how much water should you change a filtered 5 gal?
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:29 PM   #2 
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About a 20% change 3 times a week...
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:47 PM   #3 
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In a 5gal filtered/cycled tank with one Betta...water changes of 50% weekly with substrate vacuuming should maintain water quality, however, doing an added 50% water only between the regular weekly can also be helpful especially with HM and CT.....this is based on removal of uneaten food, not over feeding......
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water 1-2 times a month and when the water flow slows to maintain good water flow.
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well I have a viel tail , but why do HMs and CTs need more water changes?
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:28 PM   #5 
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I do about a 50% change weekly in my filtered 5 gal, with some extra touch ups if I see anything in the tank.
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