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Old 07-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #12 
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Are you going to still use a tank you have? Or are you ordering a new tank on amazon?
i need a new one, preferably stylish.

i was wondering what kind of filter you use?
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #13 
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i need a new one, preferably stylish.

i was wondering what kind of filter you use?
Idk a lot about filters because my tank came with a filter. Walmart sells a 10 gal starter kit (includes tank, hood with light & filter) for $30 in store... That's what I got..
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lolz, that's what i got when i had 3 black moore goldies, i ended up selling them on craigslist and giving the tank to my last 2 bettas. the lid broke in half when i stepped on it . 0.o
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #15 
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lolz, that's what i got when i had 3 black moore goldies, i ended up selling them on craigslist and giving the tank to my last 2 bettas. the lid broke in half when i stepped on it . 0.o
Oh.. Well I will be sure not to step on it then :) LOOL
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XD it's a loooooonnnnnnnnggggg story...
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:41 PM   #17 
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Could have got 40lbs of this B&W cichlid sand for $5, But I was too busy to jump on the deal when I came across it.

The next time I was in Petsmart, I took a look at the gravel section and found a 20lb bag of the same cichlid sand for $35.

$70 worth of gravel for $5

So pissed @ myself.

If you have a BigAl near you, then you could get it cheaper.

http://www.bigalspets.com/eco-comple...FUff4AoddW0AmA

When it comes to gravel, go to the store, look at EVERY bag. Figure out what size you want. Gravel that's small is easier to clean, and the fish may be able to get at any fallen food before it decays.
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Also you will want 1-1.5 pounds of gravel per gallon...
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #19 
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Could have got 40lbs of this B&W cichlid sand for $5, But I was too busy to jump on the deal when I came across it.

The next time I was in Petsmart, I took a look at the gravel section and found a 20lb bag of the same cichlid sand for $35.

$70 worth of gravel for $5

So pissed @ myself.

If you have a BigAl near you, then you could get it cheaper.

Eco-Complete Cichlid Sand - 20 lb

When it comes to gravel, go to the store, look at EVERY bag. Figure out what size you want. Gravel that's small is easier to clean, and the fish may be able to get at any fallen food before it decays.
It's probably best you didn't buy it actually. Cichlid sand is usually made from rock that will raise your ph.

To the OP- the best thing you can do to ensure your fish's survival is to understand the aquarium nitrogen cycle. Even if you don't plan to cycle the tank it is still immensely helpful to at least understand it so that you can do water changes as necessary to keep toxins below detectable levels. If you're looking at larger tanks however, cycling is definitely the way to go...it's pretty hard to do a 100% water change on a 10 gallon tank ;) Here's a great link about cycling:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/

As for the shopping list, I would also add some sort of cave/hideaway. Just make sure it's smooth .
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:18 AM   #20 
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Also an extra thing... A floating betta log.. My girls & snails love this :)

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