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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Small thing so called a tank

Okay, so I saw this tank at Petsmart, and the site.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753229
It looks less then a 1/4 of a gallon all together not divided. Curiously I looked at the review. This is one that made ANGRY.
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"We bought this Betta Hex a year ago with the betta (our 5th) for my daughter. The betta is still alive! We tried 1.5 gal and 2 gal tanks before because "experts" said it was "cruel" to keep a betta in anything else. They're wrong. We had 4 bettas (all seperately, one after the other) with those tanks and none lasted more than 6 months. As long as you clean the tank every 7-10 days and feed the proper food you should have great success with this tank. It has never smelled "fishy"; unlike bigger tanks with the filters. I'm even thinking about getting one for myself because I love having bettas around. I would suggest not using the plant that comes with it though, too rough for betta scales. Instead, buy a small aquarium safe figure or even a betta leaf (small one if you can find it)."

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-25-2011, 03:03 PM
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thats another "tank" to add to the list of tiny cages they advertise. even .5g tanks annoy me.
id like to find out how to post a customer review to trash that thing in a review without purchasing it.

Done with the review, i got to wait 48hrs to see if they'll even post it up.

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I won't be surprised if they don't. They probably only post the good ones :( Argh.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Betta-Bow-...k-Kit/17631323
How many gallons do you think you could keep in THAT one?

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maybe 1 betta for temp housing or a hospital tank for water change easiness. a poster already had her negative review posted there so i have some hope for this abomination.

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I have that one, it is really friggin small..I use it for photos though, or keep it around for emergencies like sickness, etc. I hope they stop selling them though, they really need to stop encouraging people to keep them in tiny spaces just because they "live in puddles"

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So earlier on I typed betta in the search bar at Petsmart...
It said...
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Bettas require a bowl that can hold at least a quart of water.
So I looked into it more. 1 quart equals 0.25 of a gallon. And if you use Liters, its 0.94L of water. Does that sound real? I thought it was one gallon (3.78L)

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Ugh these things drive me nuts. :/
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So earlier on I typed betta in the search bar at Petsmart...
It said...

So I looked into it more. 1 quart equals 0.25 of a gallon. And if you use Liters, its 0.94L of water. Does that sound real? I thought it was one gallon (3.78L)

You are correct and they are wrong. Personally I like a 5 gallon minimum, but a betta can be happy in a gallon (some wierd bettas prefer it...yes, people, I am calling your gallon-loving bettas wierd :P) as long as it is heated and kept clean. Anything less than that is simply too hard to heat and clean and just doesn't provide enough swimming room.

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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Betta-Bow-...k-Kit/17631323

That tiny one is what petco markets as a good home for their baby bettas

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I personally keep my bettas in 2.5 gallons, I just think AT LEAST 1 gallon..
What makes me mad is the half gallon tank divided in half.
Here look. They sell it at Petsmart and Petco.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11107656
I do like the black. That's pretty cool. It's the size that concerns me.
Went through the reviews a little, out of the three I looked at, two made their point it's too small and recommended something else. One said it was awesome. :( It's not awesome at all. I saw it at the store-they had it set up with a male on one side and a female on the other, it was sad. One was dead, and one had a snail on his side.

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