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Chicklet, what is your water change/cleaning schedule on your gallon tanks? Do you do 50% changes? Full changes? I'd like to know since I have gallon containers, too and I'd like to know what works for you. Thanks.
 

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I added some bio-zyme to make bacteria grow and make water levels to 0. (ammonia, nitrate, etc.) didnt add my betta yet.
 

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Chicklet, what is your water change/cleaning schedule on your gallon tanks? Do you do 50% changes? Full changes? I'd like to know since I have gallon containers, too and I'd like to know what works for you. Thanks.
I try to stick to water changes every two days on my gallon tanks, Usually I do 50% water changes, Occasionally I only do 25%, I do a complete water change at least once every two weeks, I have one male "Rosebud" that I have to change everyday without fail, I got him when he was sick and he seems so prone to problems that I have to keep him extra clean...

Thats my general routine for my 1 gallon tanks,, actually goes for all my tanks up to the 3 gallon sizes.
 

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got my new betta today!
 

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If I don't know how much a tank holds (provided it not and absolutely huge tank that's obviously over 10 gallons) I just go by the old method of getting a 1 gallon jug and seeing how much I can pour into the tank. Low-tech, pretty lame, but it works. xD

But if it's big, or you need to know before you buy and the petstore doesn't look fondly upon you pouring water in their containers (really I don't know why they always get so upset over that xD), then you go by this rough formula:
LxWxH=in3 (Length times width times height equals cubic inches)
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in3 / 231=US Gal. (cubic inches divided by 231 equals your amount in US gallons). <-- Because there are 231 cubic inches in a US gallon.

But hey, you're on a computer, you can always go over to a handy dandy conversion calculator:
Cubic Inches to Gallons conversion calculator
That one right there works quite nicely, and type in your number of cubic inches and wha-lah, it will tell you approximately how many gallons you get so you don't have to do that last bit on your own.
 

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thankyou guys for complimenting kokobe..he's doinq fine! how are your betta's doinq?
 

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I need to post new pics of alfreds critter keeper. I took out the gravel and added sand, and I am in the process of adding real plants! Should be done in a few days once I see what looks right :)
 

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But if it's big, or you need to know before you buy and the petstore doesn't look fondly upon you pouring water in their containers (really I don't know why they always get so upset over that xD), then you go by this rough formula:
LxWxH=in3 (Length times width times height equals cubic inches)
and then
in3 / 231=US Gal. (cubic inches divided by 231 equals your amount in US gallons). <-- Because there are 231 cubic inches in a US gallon.

But hey, you're on a computer, you can always go over to a handy dandy conversion calculator:
Cubic Inches to Gallons conversion calculator
That one right there works quite nicely, and type in your number of cubic inches and wha-lah, it will tell you approximately how many gallons you get so you don't have to do that last bit on your own.
Thanks, that helped a LOT.
 

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Here's Tian-Tian's new 2.5 gal. tank. :) Very simple, non-cluttered and... Zen-like? Lol. Submersible heater's in the back, no filter. The tall grass he's on is his FAVORITE. :roll:
I know the picture quality is awful; webcameras fail at picture-taking. :-(
Hopefully I'll be able to invest in a good camera soon!


 

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All these tanks are so beautiful!! I envy the 10 gallons. I have a 10 gallon in my basement with a light but I don't have anywhere to put it. My guys are in the only safe spot where the cats can't jump up and after closer inspection i realized it wouldn't hold the weight of a 10 gal. And, of course, I'd feel bad putting 1 guy into a 10 gal and leaving the other in a 3 gal, so I'd have to have 2 10 gallons....I'm doing th ebest I can to cozy up the 3 gals until i have more space to give them.

Fishyinpa: i love the color of those glass stones! they are a beautiful blue! :) they complement Elvis nicely.
 

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Here's Tian-Tian's new 2.5 gal. tank. :) Very simple, non-cluttered and... Zen-like? Lol. Submersible heater's in the back, no filter. The tall grass he's on is his FAVORITE. :roll:
I know the picture quality is awful; webcameras fail at picture-taking. :-(
Hopefully I'll be able to invest in a good camera soon!


you got him a new tank! it looks nice. that's that grass i have, yup. :) they really love it, don't they? i like the 3 rocks in the back. Maybe he will garden. I bet a little terra cotta flower pot would look super cute in there (and it's reallllly inexpensive...)
 

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here's cosmos tank.... still need to get a few plants!!

 

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you got him a new tank! it looks nice. that's that grass i have, yup. :) they really love it, don't they? i like the 3 rocks in the back. Maybe he will garden. I bet a little terra cotta flower pot would look super cute in there (and it's reallllly inexpensive...)

Haha, he ADORES that grass. :-D I've tried moving it around his other tank and it's the first plant he checks out. :roll: Silly fish.

That's a good idea! Where can you find those, generally? Hobby Lobby or some craft store? And what materials would be fish-safe in a tank? Ceramic, I would guess.... ;-)

Rockstar, that's a cute tank!
 

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aw cute! i haven't seen mine get close to it yet LOL... Cosmo seems to love fighting the current from his filter in my tank.... and if im laying in bed he swims up and down the side of the tank im on like crazy...

i love him!, goign to get another betta tomorrow, they're addicting!!
 
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