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Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #41 
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KR how big is that it looks huge and what is that cave?
I'm not good at guess or knowing how much it can hold, but it's dimensions are 14.5"L x 8.75"W x 9.75"H (a large kritter keeper)

And the cave is an actual shell of a coconut I got from my LFS.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:31 AM   #42 
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For you water carriers not gifted with Terror's strength (or taste in cocktails), may I suggest cycling your tank to reduce the number and size of the water changes.

Yes a 2g or 3g tank can accept a stable nitrogen cycle if sufficient filter media and substrate are used.

More importantly, the ammonia is lower at all times than in even a carefully maintained and changed uncycled tank.

Cycling is not for the convenience of the keeper but for the health and safety of the fish.
Cycling anything less than 5 gallons is a pain in the rear. And if put in the inexperienced hands it could do more harm than good. Not to mention you should use a filter and sponge media to cycle the tank.

Id actually recommend some strong and easy to care for plants for those who want to lessen their water changes a bit.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #43 
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Oh. I just realized this is the critter keeper thread and not the 1-2 gallon thread. However, i still stand by my advice
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #44 
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hmmm quite a few users here amateur or otherwise have cycled their small tanks successfully and their tanks have held a stable cycle. I think the under 5 gallonis an old concept and we need to update accordingly :O
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #45 
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I recently got 2 of the XL Kritter Keepers & I love them, would buy again in a heartbeat. My neighbor/friend downstairs liked them so much she had me order one for her new little girl betta! All have sponge filters & heaters with live plants. I transfered the old filters over to the new tanks & have let them run together so as to cycle the tanks quicker/easier.


I agree with Aokashi, I've successfully cycled 2 small tanks, a 2 gallon & a 2.5 gallon. IMHO the filter has a lot to do with it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #46 
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I'm not good at guess or knowing how much it can hold, but it's dimensions are 14.5"L x 8.75"W x 9.75"H (a large kritter keeper)

And the cave is an actual shell of a coconut I got from my LFS.
Sorry not good with dimensions what about gallon?
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hmmm quite a few users here amateur or otherwise have cycled their small tanks successfully and their tanks have held a stable cycle. I think the under 5 gallonis an old concept and we need to update accordingly :O
I agree now a gallon or less may be very hard to cycle but possible.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #48 
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I have a fully cycled 3 gallon (not a KK) that's holding it's cycle quite well. I agree, I think the old rule of under 5 gallons really needs to be updated.

As far as the topic at hand: I really like the concept of a Critter Keeper. I don't personally have one, but would love to get some. I've heard many people have great luck with them, and they're cheap!
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I believe the large Kritter Keepers hold about 3 gallons.
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I think that rule comes from the fact we have better filters and cycling supplies today.
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