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Old 12-04-2010, 04:50 PM   #21 
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He's got a pretty big tank though, I don't think anything would spike super suddenly if he tests the water everyday... And Drax's eye will just get worse in that cold dirty vase... 2.5 gallons are notoriously hard to cycle, anything 3 gallons or less is actually very difficult to maintain. The bigger the tank, the easier to cycle!
Agree with TaylorW, 10 gallons of water ensures stability during the critical cycling phase. As long as Drax's owner does not overfeed as the tank is cycling it will be just fine.

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Old 12-04-2010, 04:54 PM   #22 
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Yep, what TaylorW said. As long as you're willing to moniter the water levels and do frequent, small water changes to keep the ammonia at a non-lethal level, you should be fine. Drax may be a little more vunerable since he is under the weather, so just be sure to keep an eye on the water quality.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:47 PM   #23 
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1 betta in a 10 gallon tank while it cycles is just fine, you need a source of ammonia anyway. Just be sure to keep an eye on the a/n/n levels for a while.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #24 
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I didn't cycle my 10 gal before putting my 3 bettas in. What you were saying earlier though about dividing and making one side a sorority and the other side community...that won't really work. A sorority won't really work in any less than 10 gallons and neither will a community tank with bettas. You could divide it in 2 or 3 and get more male bettas or one female and you could also get some African Dwarf Frogs, snails or shrimp but if you want a community tank you'll have to stick with one betta.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:38 PM   #25 
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What danifacetastic said. =]

Also did you buy a liquid test kit? You'll need one for testing your water during cycling. They're not cheap ($32) but they last FOREVER and they're the only truly accurate test kits out there. I really advise getting one. =]
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #26 
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I'll get one tomorrow...

Wrapped a Sham-Wow piece around the intake of the filter... Drax gets too curious of it then flips out when he starts to get sucked too close to it. Only Temporary till he gets used to it.

Just is 1ft of water too deep for him? (Just used to the 4inches of vase)
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #27 
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Congrats on the tank - it looks AMAZING!!!

Personally, I don't recommend the water bottle baffle since one of our members here lost her curious betta when he swam inside the bottle, got stuck & drowned. :( I recommend using an aquarium sponge/foam (AquaClear & Imagine are two available brands and should be available at your pet shop) and rubber banding it to the out flow on the filter. Lower it for less water flow, raise it for more & it's one more place for the "good" bacteria to grow.

Here is a pic of how I do it:
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:19 PM   #28 
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Yep that is one of the best ways to baffle. =]
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:21 PM   #29 
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With the rubber band baffle can you adjust it so the fish can still make bubble nests?
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #30 
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With the rubber band baffle can you adjust it so the fish can still make bubble nests?
Sure, as long as you slow down the flow enough.
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