1.5 gal tank--can *any* fish go in it??? - Page 3 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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well the life of an evil genius is a busy one, no doubt

its cool, i was 20 min late to a staff meeting today (that i lead ) due to "having to proof some lines of code..."

truth is, i was browsing threads on here...

so that you can pull yourself a way is all good
You could use the small tank to grow plants in a sunny widow, then transplant to your big tank. I do that with my ten gallon.
Shame on you for being late because of browsing TFK! I did a similar thing just last week. I teach English at Syracuse University and was scheduled to meet a student to discuss a project- got so interested in reading threads about ich that I was 15 minutes late. You should have seen the dirty look on the students face when I got there!

What size is your new tank?
Have you thought about stock?

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Oh that's so funny! I was just up a Syracuse a few weeks ago for a convention with my co-ed music Fraternity! Omg, you 'cuse with your blue and orange XD

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Here is the most recommended one on here
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000255NCIYou can see it has every test that you could possibly need. Liquid tests are more accurate and last WAY longer than test strips. Plus, you get to feel like a scientist

If you can't get a kit, try to make sure you at least have the 4 most important ones for at home: pH, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite. Make sure to get a good fert and water conditioned. I like Flourish (super concentrated, packed with all the good stuff, and lasts a very long time) and Prime (again, lasts a very long time. helps control amonia). If you go with them, make sure you pick up an eyedropper with measurements as very little is needed.
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Thank you to EVERYONE for your thoughts on my original post.

Here is what's went down since this post started...and how it turned out:

I ended up taking the 1.5gal back to Petsmart...and getting a 5.5 gal tank. Long story, but I came home and the 1.5gal was at 60 degrees!!! I freaked, determined my heater was too small and went to buy a larger one. They only had 50w and that was too big for the small tank...so I opted to just get a larger tank...

Deuce LOVES the room...he swims all over the tank CONSTANTLY. I almost want to put him in a larger tank...but we shall see...dude likes to swim!

One side note, thank you to sandbottom for the shrimp idea. I have since also set up a 20 gal with 8 zebra danio's and some shrimp. I swear...the shrimp are the coolest part of that tank! I wish I had kept the 1.5 and made it a shrimp tank as suggested...

Anyway, thank you all for your thoughts on this!!!

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Well, the 5.5 gal is just big enough to also include a snail, a ADF, or a few shrimp! And yes, they loooooove the room. And floating plants to snuggle in.
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