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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Getting A New Tank

Well I soon will be getting a new 2.5 gallon tank for multicolor doubletail and wondering what you guys like for the color of the

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Fake or live plants:

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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I like natural colored gravel. It just seems more peaceful. But that may not be the look you're going for, so it's really more personal preference.

Live plants are awesome. Watch out for sharp edges on plastic plants.

I think I must have tried every food under the face of the sun to get my first betta to eat. The only one he ate was Wardley's pellets. My current betta goes crazy over frozen bloodworms and I alternate between Wardley's pellets, Aqueon pellets, and a powder food that was given to me by a betta breeder. I think it all depends on your fish's taste!
Have fun with your new tank and fish!
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thanks i think im going for the 5 gal now lol

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Gravel: Black, or even black sand

Fake or live plants: Either are fine, as long as you dont get hard plastic fake plants. Live ones are good, even if you just start out with something simple like java moss.

The Food: Hikari Betta Bio-Gold pellets. :D

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Gravel: It depends on the color of the fish. I usually get red, white, or black gravel because it matches Bubbles.

Fake or live plants: I get fake plants because every plant that's alive that happens to fall in my hands ends up dying. I check for sharp edges before buying them of course.

The Food: I feed Bubbles flakes and when I have pellets I feed him those too.

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Im liken the black sand I have in my tank so far.
I like tanks with live plants.
Herb and his tank buddys are fed TopFin Freeze Dried Blood Worms and TopFin Pellots.

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Gravel: I actually use the marble kind of substrate. It's easier for me to clean and I love the look! I mix colors and sometimes match them to my plants/decor. It's fun. :)

Fake or Live Plants: Live plants are better but I like the low maintenance fake plants. Silk plants are great because they're safe but all the ones I've had faded on me so I stick to plastic plants now.. I just make sure to sand down any sharp edges. I like the bright colors plastic plants offer.

Food: My favorite pellets- HBH Betta Bites(color enhancing fish food). These pellets are not as large as most of them, so some of my smaller bettas can eat them easily. I've never had a fish turn these down!
For a good snack, I recommend Hikari freeze dried blood worms. My fish looooooove them. Seriously, then get excited when they see the container lol They know. :P

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You need to get a plant light for live plants or they will die.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-13-2011, 05:56 PM
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You need to get a plant light for live plants or they will die.
I think your refuring to a compact flourescent bulb that also simulates daylight, because Ive yet to see a bulb designed just for plants... And mine are alive and well with my cfls Im currintly using.

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