Originally Posted by BETTACHKALOVE
So tank considerate cycle if you have filter right?
If you donít have filter then you donít have to cycle. I donít know but I have 8 bettas. Each in 2.5 gall without filters and I do 1-50% and 1-100% a week and my oldest fish about 4.5 years old and younger is pretty old too. So my point if people have tanks under 7 gall even 10 gall why spend money for filters Öand time to do all that little water changes Ö.
Sorry you donít have to answer to me. I will do what I do and I know a lot of people do the same. I just donít want to aggravate any one with my opinion. I guess as long we take care of our little friends and donít have problem we do good job.:) Everyone is different and do differentlyÖ
I am not aggrivated by logical opinions. Cycled tank doesn't equal healthy tank any more than uncycled tank equals sub par tank. 2.5 gallons uncycled with your water change schedule would keep a betta happy and healthy for years. If you feel more comfortable with weekly 100% water changes, then go for it.
I like cycled tanks because you don't have to do 100% water changes. Luigi was always a drama queen when it was time to remove him from a tank for a 100% change. Once he was in a 5 gallon I didn't have to remove him unless I was stirring the sand. A cycled tank happened to be the type of tank that caused one of my late fish the least amount of stress. So I figured I would do the same set up for both fishes.
You like uncycled tanks and I like cycled tanks. In the end, to each his/her own.