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Old 10-12-2011, 12:25 AM   #1 
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Question Water changes!

How often should i change a 1.1 gallon tank?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:29 AM   #2 
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Hi Wolfboy :)

100% every 3 days I would recommend. No soap or anything, just warm/hot water to clear out and wipe any slime goop out with your hands and off tank walls.

Ensure you use water conditioner as well, I recommend Stress Coat.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:35 AM   #3 
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Thanks for the info :)
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #4 
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For 1-3 gallons unfiltered, it is recommended highly by most here 1 50% and 1 100% water change per week, dosing the full amount of water conditioner for each change.

As stated by one of the most knowledgeable posters here:

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You can have a too clean environment-you have both good and bad pathogens in the tank-by exposing the fish to all the different pathogens enable to fish to develop antibodies- that in turns helps build a strong immune response and limits stress due to too many water changes...its a balance of sorts.....healthy fish need be exposed to pathogens but at the same time maintaining water quality.....make sense......too clean and sterile like environment is not healthy.......
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:44 AM   #6 
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I would like to add to the advice given above... tannins from a bit of driftwood or Indian Almond Leaves. They will strengthen the slime coat of your betta in a more natural way :)
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #7 
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Yup! I just added some about 10 mins ago to a couple of my tanks. But mine are dried oak leaves since those are easier and free to get ;)
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #9 
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