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Old 05-13-2011, 02:15 PM   #11 
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SilverMagic, my betta is cycling my tank for me and as long as you change the water frequently, he'll be fine. As PewPewPew said, cycling isn't imperative for bettas because they usually live in smaller tanks where cycling is impractical. What's most important is the water changes. Also, if you are really worried, you can forget completely about cycling and just do what you can to keep the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate down. Guess what? Your tank will still cycle, just very, very slowly. But the purpose of cycling is to establish a biofilter to take care of the ammonia etc so you don't have to perform as many water changes, which do the exact same thing: take care of the ammonia. Do I make sense? (I'm not sure, I tend to babble incoherently . . .)
Yes, that makes perfect sense. Thank you.
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You're welcome. Still working on that babbling problem. :)
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:16 AM   #13 
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It's fine. The worst that can happen is that it's lose three months off its life.
I might be sarcastic, but then again i might be not.
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I said that the worst that could happen was three months.
I don't know if three months meant a lot to SilverMagic.

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Old 05-17-2011, 04:42 PM   #15 
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I said that the worst that could happen was three months.
I don't know if three months meant a lot to SilverMagic.
Probably not, I'd rather have a fish live 2 years and 7 months than only 2 weeks due to high ammonia and not enough water changes. But I don't think aquarium maintenance will take of 3 months away toward the end of his life. I never heard of that.

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I agree with falconboy. He said the worst that could happen. And really, I think that is the absolute worst. A lot of people cycle their tanks with bettas or other fish with no detrimental effects, if it is done properly.
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