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Old 10-22-2012, 04:34 PM   #1 
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Tank recommendation

My fish currently lives in a 1.5 gallon tank, but I'm considering moving him to a bigger tank because I don't have the time to do 100% water changes every week. I don't have room for a 5 or 10 gallon tank, so a 2.5 or 3 gallon might work well. Does anyone have any suggestions of brands that have worked for them, or tanks to stay away from? Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #2 
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You will need 50 to 75 percent water changes here http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-Crescent.../dp/B00324X5L2 http://www.thatpetplace.com/aquarium...its-fish-tanks http://www.walmart.com/ip/Aquarius-G...-Pets/20699333 http://www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Suppli.../dp/B006P1IR7Q for many of these you will have to buy a heater.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:18 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum....

One of the best ways to avoid 100% water changes is to establish the nitrogen cycle and another is using live plants.

Regardless of tank size or filters-water changes are still needed in a closed system.

IMO/E-filters are optional for this species, however, to establish the nitrogen cycle you will need some type of aeration by either a filter, airstone or live plants to provide the needed oxygen for the beneficial bacteria.

Here is a sticky that might help give you more info.
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=107771
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:20 PM   #4 
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That looks like you spent a while on it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #5 
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That looks like you spent a while on it.
Are you referring to the sticky I wrote...if so, it only took me about 10-15 min to write it up, however, it was knowledge I had gathered over the 40 or so years I have been in the hobby...So I guess it did take me awhile...lol....
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Wow your a fast types it would taken me a few hours.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #7 
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Thanks for the recommendations, ChoclateBetta!
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:44 PM   #8 
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I have that Tetra 3g cresent one linked above and its great. I ditched the LED color changing air stone and the filter it came with. Its affordable and my betta is super happy in in compared to the tiny container at the store. You will need a heater for it and I chose to use one of the intank sponge filters and just hooked up the airline from the airstone to it. Cheap and does the trick. One downfall is that it does no tcome with any lighting. I am using an old desk lamp to light up my tank ATM
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