Is It Safe To Do A Full Water Change During Nitrogen Cycle?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Emily34, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Emily34

    Emily34New MemberMember

    So I went on vacation for 8 days and my cousin came over every 2 days to feed my Betta. But when I came home the tank looked dirty when I put light on it. So I used my siphon to get out all the food he didn't eat and it still looked dirty. And since I only got him 17 days ago I don't think the nitrogen cycle is finished. So how can I clean my murky tank? Do I need to do a full water change? I have a filter and heater in his 5 gallon tank. Today he literally went to sniff the gravel or whatever and a ton like white dust came out. It doesn't look that murky but like I said when the light is at it from the side it shows like particles and stuff. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

    What does your test show?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Emily34

    Emily34New MemberMember

    Do you mean like PH test?
     
  4. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You should be fine to do a water change, but I wouldn't do a full one. Daily changes of 25-50% with gravel siphoning should help you to get your tank clean, without interfering with the cycle.
     




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