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    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.
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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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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