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Old 03-07-2012, 07:33 PM   #1 
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Exclamation just a few questions...

how long should i let my water conditioner sit for my filtered, heated, 2 gal?

how often and how much should i do water changes in this tank?

are betta fish sensitive to music?

Are marbles an ok base for a tank?

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Old 03-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #3 
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #4 
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #5 
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how long should i let my water conditioner sit for my filtered, heated, 2 gal?
The conditioners tend to work instantly- and I have yet to run into one where someone uses it that needs to be set out.

how often and how much should i do water changes in this tank?
A filtered two gallon would need 2 50% water changes each week- one being just water, and the other being substrate vacuuming/stir&dip method. Make sure the filter is baffled.. small tanks such as a 2 gallon tend to have too strong of a filter for a betta, and I prefer not using a filter in tanks that size. If you can't baffle the filter, and the filter is causing a current at the surface of the tank that is strong, and/or pushing your betta around, I would remove it.. and then you would want to be doing 1 50% (water only) and 1 100% water change per week.

are betta fish sensitive to music?
They can feel the vibrations if the speakers are on the same stand as they are.. but otherwise, music doesn't affect them for the most part. And most ignore the vibrations they do feel.

Are marbles an ok base for a tank?
As long as they are clean then I can see no reason for them to be dangerous- just rinse them off in hot water.

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thank you so much. and can i add my betta's old water to the tank when i put him in? it is not that blue and he is perfectly healthy.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #7 
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No.. the ammonia level is most likely dangerous now as it is.. use a net, after floating him in the tank and acclimating him to the new chemistry (20 minutes, every 5 minutes or so remove a bit of water from the cup- throw away- and replace with water from the tank), you can use a net to gently pour the cup of water into the net and gently place him in the tank.
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It's not recommended to put the water they were in into your tank. But you should be acclimating him by putting in some of the new water into his old water to get him used to the new stuff. (too many new's and old's in there)
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