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Betta Help and Tank Cycling
Old 12-24-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
 
Question Betta Help and Tank Cycling

Hey I i'm a new to fish and I have a beta in about a hafl gallon tank. A couple months back I got a 55 gallon fish tank yesterday we set it up and it works fine we put in the water conditioner how long does water have to filter the water through before fish can go in
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
 
Hey I have one more problem my beta is dying and local fish owners and sellers say I need to put him in a biggert tank so I need help!! Please help I'm in need!

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #3
 
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Moved these to their own thread.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
 
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Well first off running water through the filter does nothing to get it ready for fish. What makes a filter work are bacteria and those have to grow in the tank. They can't grow until they have something to eat. Read up on this:
http://www.fishforum.com/freshwater-...ium-cycle-252/

The betta is probably doing poor in that tiny tank. How often do you change his water?

More later but I'm pressed for time.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
 
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In that small tank you need to be doing something like a 50% water change every other day or more. Improving water quality is essential to getting him back on track to a healthy life.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:50 PM   #6
 
Thanks for the tips hope he'll get better. thanks again
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:52 PM   #7
 
I change the water often and get it about 70 degrees
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #8
 
Bettas need a temperature of 78 to 80 degrees. I think it's suffering from both poor water quality and cold temperatures.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:16 PM   #9
 
(off-Topic) i have a mature tank "cycled" and im running my new tank, am i going to wait for long weeks/month to wait for my new tank to mature again? or can i put the medias in old ohf to the new one to have some bacteria in my new tank. thanks.
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:27 PM   #10
 
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You can use substrate, decorations, and especially filter media from an established tank to introduce beneficial bacteria to a new tank to help it cycle faster.
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