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Old 03-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #1 
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1 Quick Question on Water Changes.

I have my male betta in a 5 gallon mini-bow with no tank mates, a heater, filter and silk plants. He looks pretty young. How much water should I be changing, and how often? If it's once a week that'd be great. :D
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:21 AM   #2 
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if its been set up for 2+ months and is cycled then the water change shedule should be 30% weekly.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:26 AM   #3 
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I set it up in late-January, so it's cycled. So, I should take out 1.5 gallons each time?
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #4 
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yes. 1.5 gallons should be fine. also, are you getting readings of nitrates, because just providing the fact of how long it has been setup you cant determine if its cycled unless you are getting a reading of nitrates and ammonia along with nitrites are being eliminated within 12-18 yours
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:01 PM   #5 
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i have one betta in all my tanks and my ammonia, nitrate, nitrite are always zilch.
i'm pretty sure anybody else with one betta has the same results if they change water once a week
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