How often to change water in betta tank?

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HI guys,
I have 2 betta tanks now.

Tank 1
cycled 10 gal - ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5
sponge filter
1 male betta
3 nerite snails
mostly fake plants

Tank 2
cycled 10 gal - ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 3
sponge filter
1 male betta
no tank mates
fake plants

I used to do partial water change weekly (about 25%). But today I thought they both look really clean so I would check the water parameters before changing water. Turns out both tanks were CLEAN (the parameters above, used API liquid kit)! So I didn't do my weekly water change today. So how often do you change water in your betta tank?
 

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I have a 29 gallon sorority tank that I do at least a 25% every week and like TexasDomer said sometimes more depending on how much gets siphoned by the gravel vac.
 
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All right, back to weekly water change it is! Secretly hoping to hear "oh I never have to clean my betta tank", or "once a month or two is plenty" haha!
 

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Syclarac said:
All right, back to weekly water change it is! Secretly hoping to hear "oh I never have to clean my betta tank", or "once a month or two is plenty" haha!
You won't get that here
 

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It shouldn't take more than about 15 minutes to do water changes on your tanks. I like to do them before (or during!) breakfast
 
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I know, I know! I have 3 tanks total now -a 20 gal community tank & the 2 10 gal betta tanks. Ive gotten to a good routine now so takes me around 45 min to do all 3. No biggie. :p
 

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