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Old 03-05-2012, 10:49 PM   #5651 
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Well, I heard there was a sale for Fluval Chi's at Petsmart for around $35, so I picked one up.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:23 AM   #5652 
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Here's my current aquarium set up. Sorry for the poor quality images, just took these pics from my Iphone 3Gs. Im getting my filters tomorrow or day after but i have a few questions.



1. Is the water level too high?

2. What kind of filters would be good?

3. Would a lotus plant be good with this set-up? if not please suggest some.

4. Would i need a Heater? I live in the Philippines and we only have Rainy, Hot and cold season. In the cold season the atmospheric temp is around 21-29C (70-84F)

Hpoing to hear some suggestions from you guys thanks (this is my first post after days of just reading around hehe..)

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:22 AM   #5653 
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:15 PM   #5654 
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #5655 
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #5656 
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Welcome to the forums, Kimnoa. :)

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Here's my current aquarium set up. Sorry for the poor quality images, just took these pics from my Iphone 3Gs. Im getting my filters tomorrow or day after but i have a few questions.

1. Is the water level too high?
As long as there is space between the lid and the water surface for the bettas to get some air, it is fine. :)

2. What kind of filters would be good?
In tanks that small, filters are optional. If you do want a filter, I would suggest an air-powered sponge filter with a check valve so that you can control the flow. Either way, in tanks that small you are looking at one 50% and one 100% change per week for each tank.

3. Would a lotus plant be good with this set-up? if not please suggest some.
No, as they are not aquatic. I would suggest truly aquatic plants such as java fern, java moss and anubias. If you want other plants, like anacharis, lacefern, hornwort etc you are going to need a light. Your bettas will definitely appreciate some more decorations. Bettas are curious and love things to interact with, as well as places to hide.

4. Would i need a Heater? I live in the Philippines and we only have Rainy, Hot and cold season. In the cold season the atmospheric temp is around 21-29C (70-84F)
Yes, you will still need a heater. A 14F change is quite a lot, and bettas shouldn't be kept below 76 (78-82 is ideal). A heater will not only keep the water warm enough, but it will also help keep the temperature stable, as temperature swings can shock the fish, sometimes fatally.

Hpoing to hear some suggestions from you guys thanks (this is my first post after days of just reading around hehe..)
Hope this helps! :)
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #5658 
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Thanks for the the welcome and tips. i'll get those plants, filter and and heaters tomorrow.

Oh one more thing, i was told that Tetra Bits complete is a good food for bettas. Is it true?
Im having a hard time looking for feeds that are specifically for bettas here. I think i'll ask breeders here in the phil where to buy one.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:07 PM   #5659 
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Thanks for the the welcome and tips. i'll get those plants, filter and and heaters tomorrow.

Oh one more thing, i was told that Tetra Bits complete is a good food for bettas. Is it true?
Im having a hard time looking for feeds that are specifically for bettas here. I think i'll ask breeders here in the phil where to buy one.
Me personally, (and alot of the users here) us any of the following:
Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
Hikari Mini Betta Pellets
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold


I, myself, give my betta a tiny TINY chip of Hikari Bio-Pure fronzen brine shrimp once a week the day after his fasting.

The 3 foods I listed above are the highly recommended foods on this forum.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:23 AM   #5660 
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Me personally, (and alot of the users here) us any of the following:
Omega One Betta Buffet Pellets
Hikari Mini Betta Pellets
Hikari Betta Bio-Gold


I, myself, give my betta a tiny TINY chip of Hikari Bio-Pure fronzen brine shrimp once a week the day after his fasting.

The 3 foods I listed above are the highly recommended foods on this forum.

Thanks for the list of food. Now i have alot of choices if one is not available.
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