I was wondering how much water I should be taking out of my tank to do water changes, and how often to do so. I've heard some people do a water change every week, others every a week and a half. Just wanted to know what you guys do.
Ok put the tetras in first, you'll have less aggression from the betta that way.Right now, I am cycling the tank, but I'm planning on housing a betta and some tetras.
Sounds good. It is a planted tank, but I think I'll still change between 25-50%.Ok put the tetras in first, you'll have less aggression from the betta that way.
25% a week would work. If you have a lot of live plants you can reduce that number a bit. Keep in mind that when you do water changes that you are not just cleaning the water but also replacing oxygen.
Edit; I'm assuming you have a good quality filter as well.