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Old 09-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #1 
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2.5 gallon tank without filter and plants?

Hello,

I set up a bowl that's just over a 2 gallon capacity, with some stone, and weed plants. The weed plants gave off a lot of dead pine needle leaves at the bottom.

No betta is in the tank yet. Will a betta thrive in this bowl?

No filter, 50% water changes every 3 days, and 100% every 7 days. I use API tap water conditioner. I live in the Caribbean, no need for heater.

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Old 09-20-2012, 12:01 PM   #2 
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is the plant aquatic? If so then yes a betta would be fine and I believe do well I know you live in a warm area but I would still get a thermometer just to keep track of the temp. And despite what some may say a 2g is just fine I keep a few betta's in 1 gallons and 1 in a 2 gallon.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:45 PM   #3 
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Hello,

I set up a bowl that's just over a 2 gallon capacity, with some stone, and weed plants. The weed plants gave off a lot of dead pine needle leaves at the bottom.

No betta is in the tank yet. Will a betta thrive in this bowl?

No filter, 50% water changes every 3 days, and 100% every 7 days. I use API tap water conditioner. I live in the Caribbean, no need for heater.

tank yoooouu
Weed plants? what exactly is that? do you have a picture?

This sounds like a good set up given your room temp is at leasy 76* F. Also, with a bowl, be sure to put something to cover the top (with holes poked in it, of course). Bettas are known to jump out of anything uncovered.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #4 
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I have my female betta in a 2.5g with no filter...she doesn't need a heater yet either because it is still hot here. I have river stones, a cave to hide in and some fake plants for her...she loves her home, and is thriving! I do one 50% and one 100% a week.

Oh, and plastic CD covers work well with round bowls, or in the case of my 2.5 I made a top that fit exactly just using CD cases. This is the cover I made.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:12 AM   #5 
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Woah! awesome 2.5g tank cover! Teeeny!!!! you have to feature this in next issue's DIY!!!! XD
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:15 AM   #6 
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Woah! awesome 2.5g tank cover! Teeeny!!!! you have to feature this in next issue's DIY!!!! XD
thanks aokashi! I was really surprised how easy it was, and how well it fit. You can also adjust the center part to fit a filter if you want. It has worked really well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:52 AM   #7 
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Woah! awesome 2.5g tank cover! Teeeny!!!! you have to feature this in next issue's DIY!!!! XD
Lez do ITT :D
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:14 AM   #8 
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Thanks for all your replies friends!

a123andpoof:
Ok, I'll source a thermometer. It's comforting to know that you keep bettas in that size tank. The water changes are what I've come to know are very important.

teeneythebetta

Hi teeny, I'll get something to cover the bowl ASAP. The plant I have is this one (either this, or one that's very similar):
http://www.thatpetplace.com/Mayaca-fluviatilis-208863

Nice cover Bettanewbie60 (I should have that name:/)

I got a wonderful half moon betta. I realized it was spitting out its food, because today is the day for 100% water change and tank cleaning.

Question:

What do you recommend for water treatment for bettas?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:17 AM   #9 
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What do you recommend for water treatment for bettas?
A lot of us use Seachem Prime. Because so little is needed (2drops/gal) it's a good value.
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