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Old 11-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #21 
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My betta got stuck in something like this. I thought he wouldn't be able to fit...apparently, half of him could. Just be careful and measure all the in and out openings. Block all of the openings that might be iffy. the Hydro Theo Heater SO FAR hasn't gone haywire on me yet, and I do suggest it. Good luck!
i looked it over, and the only opening that's iffy is that little upper-level window. i've gotta wait till Jack arrives to be sure of his size, but other than that, the openings are nice and big with smooth, non-dangerous edges.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #22 
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Be careful with decorations some are too sharp.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #23 
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New concern: do heaters work with with plastic tanks? I just found something that might be the perfect fit!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #24 
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New concern: do heaters work with with plastic tanks? I just found something that might be the perfect fit!
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #25 
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New concern: do heaters work with with plastic tanks? I just found something that might be the perfect fit!
i don't see why they wouldn't...they don't get too hot, just warm enough to keep the water at a steady temperature.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #26 
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I have heard heaters can damage plastic tanks.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #27 
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I managed to get a heater, filter, gravel, 7 silk plants, a betta leaf, a marimo, and all the water quality chemicals & tests, epsom & aquarium salts, and food for my 10g tank for $30 shy of $200.

You should be able to get away with just the food, water conditioners, deco and tank for way cheaper than $200 but I wanted to make sure I wouldn't have to run out in the middle of the night to Walmart to get much needed medicines.

Live plants are more ideal than silk plants as they help keep the water clean which means a bit less water changing, so as this would be an office pet, I'd recommend live plants.

Plus they look nicer
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #28 
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So far, this is what I have in mind:

Tank: low iron Mr. Aqua 12"x12"x12" glass cube on amazon for about 60 bucks;

Light: AL-12WM: Finnex FugeRay Unibody Ultra Slim LED Fixture - 12" Daylight +Moonlights. About 50

Heater: mini heater from hydor (15W) for about 15 bucks.

I just need help now with a good filtration system for a 6.6g tank that will not create a lot of current.

Plants will come once I read more, but with this light I can even ru some red leaves that they will be fine.

Same thing about gravel, substrate, ornaments and (if necessary) the silk plants.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:02 AM   #29 
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Live plants are pretty cheap at pet stores.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:20 AM   #30 
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heres what i got

14 gallon tank at petco, came with filter,heater,fish net,tub of flakes and water conditioner and thermometer - 70 dollars

you can get the same kit in 10 gallon for 50 - 60 dollars. the filter is an aqueon quiet flo filter, it seems fine for bettas,

got a bag of black gravel for 15 bucks. u can prob get cheap snad for about 5 bucks some place.

1 piece of dritwood - 4 bucks

2 live plants 6 bucks.

a pack of fake plants with 3 in it - 10 bucks

tub if betta flakes - 4 bucks

betta fish - 3 bucks

a japanese style hut ornament 10 bucks



so all in for a ten gallon with some real driftwood and a couple live plants and a hut of some sort for hiding and your fish and food and all that stuff your lookin at maybe 90 - 110 bucks all together and your tank will look great
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