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Conversation Between Hallyx and finnfinnfriend
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  1. Hallyx
    09-12-2013 04:55 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Sorry I can't see your basic Betta care video. I have a 45 kps dialup. I'm sure you did a great job.
  2. Hallyx
    09-11-2013 07:06 PM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Ahh...now you understand what Jaysee is on about. That's the internet for you. Believe with caution. Or, as we used to say, "Know your dealer."
  3. finnfinnfriend
    09-11-2013 02:44 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    That has been annoying me more and more lately....especially when extremely inexperienced people spout off info so matter-of-factually, like they have experienced whatever they were talking about for years. I don't want to be mean because I have done this myself, but it just annoys me now...What happens in theory and in practice are two different things....
  4. Hallyx
    09-11-2013 07:44 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Because they don't think about what they say, just repeat "common" knowledge. Some keepers think a large change alters parameters too radically and the fishies don't like it...or they might die or some silly thing. I say it's a lot more complicated than that. See below.
  5. finnfinnfriend
    09-10-2013 10:05 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Someone once told me to never do >50%. Why did they say that?
  6. Hallyx
    09-10-2013 06:38 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    You can absolutely change less (or more) it comes down to experience; where you are on the conscientiousness/ compulsiveness gradient, the health of the fish, level of stock, cost of the fish, level of paranoia and other complicated subjective and objective personal criteria.

    I assume someone asking wants a straighter answer, soooo...50%/wk pwc. Can't hurt.

    Change as much as you like. My refill water comes temperature-matched from my tap. I just dump it out of the 2g jar into the tank. (A 2g is easier to handle than a 5g bucket.) Sometimes he'll come over and play in the refill splash.
  7. finnfinnfriend
    09-09-2013 10:15 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Another question (sorry). I have asked the forum this before, but I want to hear your answer....Could I do a 75% weekly water change on my 2.5 gallon, leave the betta in the tank, pour the water right in after adding the conditioner, and not shock my betta?

    PS: The new water always comes from the same faucet...
  8. finnfinnfriend
    09-09-2013 09:16 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Okay I have a question....You said on that thread for a 10 gallon with one betta 50% pwc a week....now I know you might as well change as much water as you safely can, but since you can do 50% a week on a 2.5 gallon with one betta, couldn't you technically do a smaller water change on a 10?
  9. finnfinnfriend
    09-09-2013 08:50 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Let me add that I also sometimes catch you when you are online....So that is saying something :)
  10. Hallyx
    09-09-2013 08:01 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    I'm an odd person.

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