I have been lurking for a few weeks now and thought I would make it official now.
I was very heavy into the fish keeping hobby all through out the late 1980's to the end of the 1990's. I bred Angle fish & Discus as well as maintained 3 salt water aquariums totaling 250 gallons.
By the time I met my wife I was pretty much out of the hobby because I realized I was way way to into it as well as bleeding money so I gave it all up.
A few years ago the wife started hinting she wanted a Betta and call me crazy but I decided to buy her a Fluval Spec V for Christmas(I know I will have to reduce the filter flow) I originally bought the Fluval Edge but soon realized while reading these forums that is not a good tank for Betta(damn it) so took it back and bought the Spec. I gave her the tank last night and she cant wait to go to the store to buy the gravel,rocks and other decorations for it.
I will try to upload some pictures in a few weeks after it's up and running.
I do however have a question about buying the Betta. I am going to check out a small local pet store for one but if they don't carry them is Petsmart or Petco a good place to buy a fish? If so can you order a certain one or just take what they have on hand?
Sorry to make this so long I just wanted to introduce myself before I started asking too many questions.
Again Hi and Merry Christmas,