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  1. Default Small tank cycling


    0 Not allowed!
    So, this doesn't make any sense to me......I've read in various places that you can't have a cycle in a very small tank, like 1g. This can't be true, right? Because all you need is a food source for the bacteria, and the fish provides that....granted, there won't be TONS of bacteria, but over time...some, right? Enough to keep up with a betta's waste.

    And yes, I know a 1g is very small, but he was in a 5g before and wasn't doing well. He's making bubble nests now and very active.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

  2. #2

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    0 Not allowed!
    why can't there? I do not see a reason why a 1 gallon cannot be cycled.
    it's just water with fish waste needed to sustain the bacteria, isn't it?

  3. #3

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    1 Not allowed!
    Of course, the main question would be why on earth you'd want to keep a betta in a 1 gal. They should have ten times that space in my opinion.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

  4. #4

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    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Azurescriber View Post
    And yes, I know a 1g is very small, but he was in a 5g before and wasn't doing well. He's making bubble nests now and very active.
    He wasn't doing well for what reason? What does that mean?
    I agree that smaller tanks will cycle just like a larger one, but in general, those sized tanks are recommended for tiny things like shrimp or snails.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    That's what I thought..size of tank shouldn't matter to get a cycle.

    I respect your opinion on tank size, but he wouldn't stop chasing his reflection before, no matter what I tried, and seemed very stressed...he barely ate.

    Like before, he has heated water, and regular water changes. Behavior is much improved...still active, but not non-stop frantic.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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