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  1. Oldfishlady
    07-11-2010 11:08 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    It is better if you do especially in a 10g with sand substrate, do you plan on live plants, if so, that will make thing easier.
    You can safely cycle a 10g with a filter with the fish as long as you make the needed water changes of 2-3 50% a week or if the ammonia/nitrite reads 0.25ppm or greater. This is with 1-2 Bettas not overfeed and uneaten food removed
  2. weluvbettas
    07-11-2010 11:00 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    i have a filter but not in the tank at the moment . do i need to cycle it?
  3. Oldfishlady
    07-11-2010 10:57 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Thats great....cycling, do you have a filter, if so, the tank will cycle.
  4. weluvbettas
    07-11-2010 10:54 AM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    thanks for the advice! i woke up the next morning to find it all settled. thank god! do i have to cycle the tank because i wasent planning on doing it.
  5. Oldfishlady
    07-09-2010 04:58 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    With sand-the water should clear after some water only changes, it can take one to ten 50% water changes all depending on the tank size amount of sand etc....
    This is what I do and I use play sand-
    Rinsing is important and recommended, however, due to my disability I can't and don't rinse my sand before I use it in my tanks and I can usually get the tank cleared up in a day or two. Right after I put the sand in (this is both new set-up and added sand with fish) I fill the tank half way and then siphon off all the water I can and re-fill and let it set for at least 24 hours without the filter running (if I use one) the next day depending if it is cloudy or not I remove at least half the water and replace and that night I will turn the filter on (if used) and my tank will be clear by the next day.
  6. weluvbettas
    07-09-2010 02:47 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    hi oldfish lady, i have just put some new sand in my new 10 gallon (the sand is rinsed with hot water) but its all cloudy . will it become clear?
  7. frogipoi
    07-04-2010 09:14 AM - permalink
    frogipoi
    I have tiny pellets.
  8. Dead Sunlight
    07-03-2010 05:16 PM - permalink
    Dead Sunlight
    i heard that u shuld feed about 5 pellets a day plus fasting ( like the normal betta) once a week.
  9. Oldfishlady
    07-03-2010 05:11 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I am not sure on a King Betta, never had one and then I don't feed much store bought food anyway. IMO feeding also depends on the type of food and size of the pellet, you should post this on the forum to get a better answer...sorry I couldn't help more....
  10. weluvbettas
    07-03-2010 04:42 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    im getting a king betta soon. how many pellets do i need to feed it? (i heard its more than what a normal betta eats)

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