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Old 07-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #1 
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These forums have changed me

Hello all,
About a month ago my mom won a betta fish tank and a coupon for a free fish at a wedding shower and gave it to me since she knew I wanted a fish.

It's one of those 1/2 gal tanks, nothing special.

So I thought 'oh cool I can finally get a fish'

Then I went looking around on how to take care of a betta fish on the internet and came across this forum, after an hour or so of reading I couldn't even think about putting a poor betta in that tiny tank, so today I went out and bought a 3 gal tank with almost all of the things I need to take care of a betta.

I'm setting it up now and I cant wait to go out and get my betta!

I really hope I'm doing everything right ^.^;

Anyway I really wanted to thank this forum for showing me how to take proper care of a betta
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #2 
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It's a REALLY a good idea for you to read up on cycling since you don't have your betta yet. Glad you're trying to do this right!

There's actually a sticky here that will tell you a LOT about bettas: http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=17558
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:51 PM   #3 
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Awesome, congrats and thanks for sharing. This is exactly what we love to hear!

Best of luck!! There's also a good topic floating around here somewhere on how to pick out the most healthy betta at the store...
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:50 AM   #4 
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happy to hear that :D. good luck with your betta, im sure he is as happy as can be :D
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:51 AM   #5 
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Best of luck!! There's also a good topic floating around here somewhere on how to pick out the most healthy betta at the store...
Oh really? I'm going to have to find that because my next fish tank will be a tank at my office for a betta.

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And Okie, this quote made me laugh:
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If he tries to kill you through the wall of his little cup, there's your guy!
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:13 AM   #6 
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I am a major perfectionist, so before I got my first betta fish I did a lot of research online. The only problem was, if you know nothing to begin with, you don't know what to look up! I have learned so much here myself, and everyone has always been helpful answering my questions. To give you an idea of how bad it was, my dad told my mother when we got our first tank when I was younger than 5, that it would only need to be cleaned once every 6 months ! Needless to say we had many unsuccessful fish tanks over the years, and I shiver now to think what those poor fish were subjected to . Anyways, just wanted to say thanks as well!
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:19 PM   #7 
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there are alot of really nice people with alot of knowlege here..That is why I stay here and also why this is such a popular Forum..We ( who have been here a while) welcome you that are new and are glad to be able to help others who enjoy the Betta Fish hobby. :)
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:53 PM   #8 
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It's a REALLY a good idea for you to read up on cycling since you don't have your betta yet. Glad you're trying to do this right!
I probably should..
know of anywhere to read the info I need?
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:25 PM   #9 
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I would just google "fishless aquarium cycle" and read up on it. That's what I did, and there are many great articles that are much more in-depth than what I have time to describe here. Good luck.
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