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Old 12-10-2010, 08:46 AM   #1 
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2.5 Gal Betta Bow water changes

I have a 2.5 gallon Betta Bow with one little guy, an anubias, and a coconut shell covered with Java Moss. It is filtered but I only run the filter 3-4 hours a day because of reading all the post about betta's and the current. It mainly runs during feeding times because he seems to like chasing the food as it moves across the top then for an hour or so after. I did a 50% water change 3 days after initial setup. I want to continue the 50% changes but how often should I do this from this point on?
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:02 AM   #2 
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Running the filter will not help clean the tank if the nitrogen cycle isn't set up and the filter isn't on continuously.

I have a 2.5 gallon tank, and I change the water 100% every 2-3 days, depending on how much frozen food/poo is on the bottom of the tank :P

Changing your water 100% frequently will do MUCH more good than turning the filter on and off. It will prevent illness and your fish will love you for the super clean tank! :)

If you would rather not clean your tank this often, here is a link to how to set up your aquarium cycle! :)
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=47838
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You can always baffle your filter with some aquarium sponge but you should either not use a filter at all and do more water changes or use the filter all the time.
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