55 Gallon sorority - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Member
 
doggyhog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In the middle of no where (PA)
Posts: 5,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by CodeRed View Post
My mom is the coupon queen! lol She has BOOKS of coupons. It's amazing, and yet aggravating. I love seeing the looks people give her in the check-out line :D
LOL! That is amazing. :)

Do you know what kind of plants your going to get? I HIGHLY recommend at least a big of HornWort. AWESOME plant.

What kind of filter? What kind of heater?

"Whoever said fish were low maintenance obviously never owned fish"
doggyhog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 12:22 PM
Member
 
ChristinaRoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,801
a medievel theme sounds fun. cant wait to see pics
i recommend sword plants and wisteria

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
ChristinaRoss is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
CodeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USofA
Posts: 2,113
Thanks! I don't actually have the filter or heater yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll be getting those tonight. Any recommendations in that area? And I'll look into those plants :3 So far, I just have a couple of small ones, but I'll be buying more after the tank cycles.

Picasso- PK

CodeRed is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Member
 
ChristinaRoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,801
actually putting live plants in now will help the tank cycle quicker. youll need a 250 to 300 watt heater. best bet is probably walmart for the cheapest, but i got a 300 watt heater at petsmart for 30. i think they just lowered their prices, well here at least. the filter i have 2 actually on my 55. they came with it. so i use them both, it cant hurt. anyway i use an aquatech 30-60 gallons filter. i think they carry same size at walmart too.

u do have a light right? or at least indirect sunlight? id get wisteria and swords very soon, and u can get seachem fluorish to fertilize the water. its like $9 a bottle and will last a looooong time. makes ur plants grow like crazy, mine at least. i keep my lights on 5 hours then turn them off for 2 hours and turn them back on for 7
it keeps the diatom algae at bay.

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
ChristinaRoss is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
CodeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USofA
Posts: 2,113
Thanks for the info! I, luckily, have an amazing LFS that sell their heaters at about 10-15 dollars. It's great. I got my 50 wats there for 8 bucks, which is 4 dollars cheaper than I got my hydro mini heater from Petco, and it's 10x more effective. I'd read the plant thing online while looking up cycling, but I've heard so many different sides that I decided I would rather just do it the normal way, with maybe a bit of Bio-spira if I can find it.

Picasso- PK

CodeRed is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 04:43 PM
Member
 
ChristinaRoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,801
ya ive used that too, as well as cycle, it didnt speed anything up. was more like a waste of money i think. the second time i set up my 55 gall all i did was use live plants and fishfood. completly cycled in 3 weeks

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
ChristinaRoss is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
CodeRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USofA
Posts: 2,113
Huh. Everything I've heard about Bio-Spira was that it worked wonders! Good to know this before I go buy it (:

Picasso- PK

CodeRed is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 07:40 PM
Member
 
ChristinaRoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,801
im sure it works for some, but it didnt in mine.........and ive read that it has mixed reviews with people

31 Betta Males
12 CrownTail
7 HalfMoon
5 DeltaTail
4 DoubleTail
3 Veil Tail


44 Betta Females
Round, Crown, Spade

65 gallon
55 gallon
35 gallon
2 - 20 gallon
4 - 10 gallon
16 - 1.5-2 gallon

MTS has struck, resistance is futile
ChristinaRoss is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20 gallon female sorority compatibility carguy123 Betta Fish Compatibility 13 02-08-2010 12:38 PM
50 Gallon Sorority CodeRed Betta Fish Compatibility 17 08-27-2009 07:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome