Join Date: May 2013
Location: Massachusetts, U.S.
I'm glad its not a bad thing, I was worried.
I ended up getting them each a 3 gallon critter keeper as well as a heater. I found a heater at my LFS that was only $12 and they are adjustable 25w ones! They only had two in stock, though, and I needed a new heater for Gylfie in the five gallon, so I'll have to wait a bit to get hers. I'm also waiting until later next week to get them filters since I'd like to keep some money on hand while I'm house/dog-sitting, just in case I need to go out and get something. But they should be fine without filters, I live a three minute walk from my aunt's house where I'm staying, so I can just walk home to take care of the fish. I won't be setting up their new homes until tomorrow.
I also stopped at the craft store and got some silk plants, they do have wire in the middle, but you said that that's okay as long as it isn't exposed, right? I got three nice big bushy ones for $2 each. I can get about five "plants" out of each of them. I also saw some nice smooth natural looking rocks at the craft store under the decorative marbles and stuff like that, and grabbed a bag just to give the girls some interesting things to explore.
I also found these small ceramic pots for $0.50 each that I grabbed, but I'm not sure if they would be safe to put in the tanks. They were cheap and the perfect size, so I figured I would grab them while I could (they were on sale) and then find out if they were safe. If not I can use them for something else. Do you think they would be okay to put in the tanks?
2 Boys: Benedict (VT), Ramses (King PK) 3 Girls: Gylfie, Sonata, Alice (all VT) 5 Cory Catfish: Sherlock, Watson, Mycroft, Howard, Gimpy