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Old 09-19-2020, 10:26 PM   #1
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I have a betta fish in a very heavily planted 10 gallon tank. As long as the water is good, Can I do a quick 15% water change a week without removing anything and gravel vaccum the substrate bi weekly? What would you guys recommend with a betta? I have sand substrate and 3 nerite snails and plants tied to driftwood so no root feeders. I also just recently added the driftwood with some new plants, do I need to change water more frequently with the new additions?
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:11 PM   #2
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A heavily planted 10g with only a betta will likely never show any nitrate readings. I think your plan is good, although I would probably do 25%.
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Hopefully my plants can get enough nutrients, wouldn’t changing the water less give them more nutrients from the water?
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Most tap water has phosphates and nitrates in it that your plants like. That's why they say not to do frequent water changes with a big algae bloom, cuz it just keeps feed the algae
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