Aquasafe Question

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This is probably so simple, that's why I can't find the answer anywhere, but I am genuinely confused. Should Tetra AquaSafe for Bettas be used every time for partial water changes? It says "monthly" use on the package, but I would think the water should be neutralized every time. As someone who will have to do a 25-40% water change every other day, I don't want to overuse the product.
 

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BettaSafe™ Water Care is an all-in-one formula that works to keep your aquarium water safe and healthy for your Betta. This easy-to-use conditioner detoxifies harmful ammonia in tap water, neutralizes chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals, and features stress reducing slime.
This, from the product page, is the only real reason to use it at every water change (except for the slime... A healthy fish should have a healthy slime coat, I don't see the reason to add more to the water). It apparently has vitamins and minerals in it for bettas and "Proprietary, advanced biopolymers produced by living organisms such as kelp are included in BettaSafe to support beneficial bacteria." All that is just extra stuff. A properly cycled aquarium and proper maintenance shouldn't necessitate adding BB. If the tank is new or not cycled, then yeah, that's helpful.

lorelle9 said:
As someone who will have to do a 25-40% water change every other day
Why is that?
 

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Also if she is doing WC’s every other day she may not be cycled yet and trying to keep the parameters safe for her betta?
 

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kallililly1973 said:
Also if she is doing WC’s every other day she may not be cycled yet and trying to keep the parameters safe for her betta?
That's what I was thinking as well, but didn't want to assume. Could be other reasons... people read things or are told things and don't always know why they follow the advice.
 
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Yeahh I was one of those ignorant betta buyers who didn't know a thing about cycling the tank before buying the fish. So my tank is exactly 7 days old and I've been scrambling to do everything to keep my fish okay. Testing the waters about twice a day and all that. He's in a 10 gallon and all my levels are safe atm but the ammonia spiked up to .25 yesterday before I put the antI ammonia tablets in. Sooo I'm praying other things don't go wrong too in my attempt to keep the safe environment.
 

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