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View Poll Results: Which should I buy..I am undecided
Critter keeper..3 gal 20 57.14%
glass cookie jar 2 gal 6 17.14%
standard 2.5 tank 9 25.71%
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-16-2011, 09:02 AM
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OMG I love the cookie jar. This is solely based on how darn cute it looks! It also seems like it works great.

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I like the critter keeper, only because of the extra .5 gallons. Also because it's harder to take pictures of them when they are in circular things...At least I think so...

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We have two of our males in those exact cookie jars! They work great. We have them planted and everything. The boys love them. And little heaters work great in them. We even worked out being able to use the lids by encasing some inch thick pieces of cork in aquarium sealant and sticking them to the underside of the lid. It sits up enough to leave room for airflow, but still covers the jar nicely and helps keep the heat in better than a mesh top would.
This a picture of our Ariel in his jar home -complete with large bubble nest project. Haha. He's always working away on it.

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Oh no! Now I really can't decide! Maybe I will have to get both and just get another fish! (i'm a crazy lady)

That looks really cool though! I like what you did with the lid.Is the cookie jar pretty accurate with 2 gallons? I know some stuff says 2 gallons and it's really only 1.5. Like the 2.5 minibow...is actually only 2...haha

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It takes a full 2 gallon bucket to fill the jar when we do 100% water changes -and that's with all the rocks and plants and stuff! So it's definitely at least 2 gallons.
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Thanks for helping me decide everyone! It was a tough decision between the cookie jar and the critter keeper...

I ended up getting a 3 gallon critter carrier..I had a 2 dollar off Petco coupon so I went ahead and used it..

Here he is in his new 3 gallon critter carrier...


A bit plain at the moment...But he is in the middle of a 10 day aquarium salt treatment and I didn't want to kill any plants. He loves that cup though! Now all I need is a heater. For now my heat lamp is working alright though.

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We have two of our males in those exact cookie jars! They work great. We have them planted and everything. The boys love them. And little heaters work great in them. We even worked out being able to use the lids by encasing some inch thick pieces of cork in aquarium sealant and sticking them to the underside of the lid. It sits up enough to leave room for airflow, but still covers the jar nicely and helps keep the heat in better than a mesh top would.
This a picture of our Ariel in his jar home -complete with large bubble nest project. Haha. He's always working away on it.

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What heater do you use??

I really need homes for my future betta males. I wanted to get those 2.5 gallon full tanks (lighted hood & filter in hood) but they're like $40 a pop... I'd rather get the jars/vases from Goodwill for $5 and add a heater to that. Or those Kritter Keepers sound nice because especially the 3 gallons can hold a small sponge filter which I enjoy.

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What heater do you use??
It's just one of the little submersible Tetra ones from WalMart. It's preset, but in the small space it keeps everything nice and toasty(but not too toasty lol).
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It's an actual submersible?? Does it take up a lot of space?

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I have a Marina submersible and it doesn't take up much space at all. Maka and Aki sometimes sleep by it.

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It's an actual submersible?? Does it take up a lot of space?
Yup, totally submersible. It's not very big. Mine is kind hiding behind a java fern. But Ariel likes to lie on top of it and blow bubbles. So his bubble nests are always above the heater. Lazy fish! LOL
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