02-04-2008, 10:32 PM
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Should I siphon a 1 gallon bowl?
Good idea, bad idea...
I have a betta in a 1 gallon bowl and another in a 2.5 gallon tank (freshwater setup), which I do a 100% water change per week. I was thinking of changing to doing 66% water changes twice a week via siphoning, and then doing a 100% water change once a month to clean everything out.
Neither have filters nor CO units.
I have umbrella plants in both tanks.
They receive indirect natural light and only a couple of hours of fluorescent lighting per day.
I interchange feeding them bloodworms (1 a day, and I make sure they eat it) and brine shrimp, both freeze-dried.
I had been using bottle water for them, but now I'm switching to tap water that has been filtered using a britta system, and has been allowed to sit uncovered for 24 hours, and then I add a water conditioner.
What do you guys think?