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Old 01-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #1 
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Water Changes?

I have a 5 gallon tank with my one betta and a snail. I do 25% water changes every 1-2weeks, which i am changing to 30% every week. However, i have heard that i should be doing 100% water changes? Does that mean i drain the entire tank of water?

Sorry, got a little confused when i saw some people say its what your supposed to do.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #2 
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Snails poop a lot, so i would do at least 50% water change a week and 100% monthly.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:41 AM   #3 
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Okay. I got confused, because i thought that you werent supposed to take out ALL the water, because the tank was cycled? D:
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #4 
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With a filter and the nitrogen cycle you don't need to make any 100% water changes...on a filtered 5g with one Betta and a snail...50% weekly with substrate vacuum should maintain water quality...
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #5 
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With a filter and the nitrogen cycle you don't need to make any 100% water changes...on a filtered 5g with one Betta and a snail...50% weekly with substrate vacuum should maintain water quality...
ditto. i would go with that for a few weeks and just get a test kit and see how your water quality is with OFL's routine suggestion. caus i think it would perfectly suffice but test it if you want to be 1,000% sure.
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