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Old 02-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #1 
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Question changing the water

I have a 2and a half gallon tank...is it as helpfull to change 75% of the water every four day as apose to 100% every week?
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #2 
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it probably would be better just to do a 50% change every 2-3 days ( i think) and a hundread% at the end of the week. if you change the water too often it can be harmful to the fish.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #3 
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It depends....in the 2.5gal tank...is it filtered, any live plants, type of substrate and how deep, any other livestock along with the Betta.....

Generally, with 2.5gal filtered tank without live plants-water changes of 50% twice weekly....1-50% water only and 1-50% with substrate cleaning by vacuum or stir and dip will maintain water quality for a single Betta.
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in the bucket of old tank water a couple of times a month to maintain water flow.

In 2.5gal unfiltered without live plants-twice weekly....1-50% and 100% to maintain water quality....

If you have live plants-water changes can vary based on number, species and if active growing or not.....
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:56 AM   #4 
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Thanks guys...yes I have a heater & the whisperi3 I've been rinsing the filters off its a newer tank as of last sat. Id like to add live plants a few .I don't like the plastic ones. I have one betta in the tank and a silk plant. Also id like to add a sponge or somthing the help slow the movment in the water a bit any sugestions? Also I add conditioner to the water. I'm thinking about buying a 10gallon tank in the future.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:58 AM   #5 
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Also yes I own a water vacuum...seems less stressfull to neacco*
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