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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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HI I am putting my betta into 5 gallon tank bought a heater, filter and light have been set up for 2 weeks when can I put him in? o amonia PH 7 and nitrites 0 and nitrates 0. I have added water and plants from other filtered tanks and it has been running for a few weeks.

And I have put in enhancer ph Down and conditioner and salt. And have been taking regular test on the water. when is it time to do the unveiling of putting him in the tank

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 07:24 PM
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With the water parameters that you are showing your tank is read to accept your betta. Now once you introduce him to this tank you do realize that your water parameters will change. so you will need to continue testing and do water changes once the parameters rise and start into unacceptable levels. It will be like doing a fish in cycle since there was never any ammonia added to the tank in order to do a fish less cycle, and allow the bacteria to form in the filter.

When changing water add prime or another water conditioner to the tap water and since the tank is just starting I would add SeaChem Stability to get your bacteria growing.
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