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Old 03-14-2011, 09:51 AM   #1 
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unfiltered 5 gallon

Is it possible to have an unfiltered 5 gallon? I plan of getting a filter for this tank eventually but for now... What kind of water changes would I need to do weekly on an unfiltered 5 gallon?

would a 50% and then a 100% be enough?
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #2 
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Ya I would think so. But you would definately need a filter soon.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:47 AM   #3 
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Thanks.
I definitely plan on getting a filter for it soon, probably within a week or so...
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:29 AM   #4 
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They have a nice one at Walmart for $10. I'm using it in my 5 gallon.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #5 
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You don't NEED a filter for a 5 gallon, any more than you need it for any other tank size. As long as you do at least 1 50% and 1 100% water change each week, you shouldn't need a filter.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:45 AM   #6 
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You don't NEED a filter for a 5 gallon, any more than you need it for any other tank size. As long as you do at least 1 50% and 1 100% water change each week, you shouldn't need a filter.
Agree.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:46 AM   #7 
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Thanks you all.
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #8 
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Ya, if it's only going to be a week then you will be fine! Good luck!
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:43 PM   #9 
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No, I mean he doesn't need one at ALL. Bettas don't require filters. Sure, they help, but the aren't necessary.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:43 PM   #10 
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Ya, if it's only going to be a week then you will be fine! Good luck!
Actually he will be fine even if he/she never gets a filter. As others have said, just one 50% and one 100% required :)
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