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Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Ash Paws, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Ash Paws

    Ash Paws Fish Fanatic

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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering how many times a week I should do a water change for my betta, Pence. He is in a 5.5 gallon with a Topfin Silenstream Power Filter 10.

    I was thinking since his tank is pretty small probably twice weekly or once weekly? Please share your opinions

    Ash

     
  2. Colin_T

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    Monitor the nitrate levels and if they are going up rapidly then do them twice a weekly but 1 Betta should be fine with weekly 50% water changes.
     
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  3. Ash Paws

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    Okay, thank you!
     
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    I've used one of those silentstream filters in the past. They, in my opinion, have a water output that makes it difficult for a betta to swim, I recommend you baffle your filter to soften the flow.
     
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    I agree, once weekly 50% water changes are what I do on all my betta tanks.
     
  6. Ash Paws

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    If I have the valve closed water still gets through but the stream is significantly smaller. How would you suggest I baffle the flow however?
     
  7. Ash Paws

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    Alright, thank you! I also just learned how to siphon the water without getting tank water in my mouth, last time i got some in my mouth so i just scooped the water out with a plastic cup. It took a while XD
     

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