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2.5g water changes and ferts

How many water changes and what percent do you guys do a week? Also do you recommend fertilizers?? I dose extremely small amounts of nitrogen and potassium.
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Hey. I have a 2.5 planted with a Betta living in it. It is also filtered with a Hagen Elite Mini power filter. I do a 70 - 80% water change a week, I dose Flourish after each water change, and I dose Excel every other day. It seems to work for me. What are your specs so far? Lighting, filtration, flora, fauna, and dosing schedule? You can see mine more in depth in my signature under My nano tank. Good luck and hope this helps.


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13 watt cf, diy co2, ada amazonia, red sea nano filter
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I have a 3g JBJ Picotope at work and I do 2x weekly 50% with Excel every other way. My fish and plants look good although I had a brown diatom outbreak a couple a weeks ago that is still there but not quite as bad as before.

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I a have shrimp, an Oto and Nerite and planted with Java ferns and moss in my 2.5 gallon. NO co2 or ferts, HOB filter with carbon, plants are reasonably happy, fauna happy, water a little tinted. I do 40-50% changes every other week and 10% or so add every three days as it evaporates...
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I do 0% water changes (only top offs), and dose excel and leaf zone whenever I remember.
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