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Old 07-16-2009, 11:34 PM   #1 
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Bowls vs. Tanks

So im thinking about switching all my tanked betta to bowls. To me they're easier to clean and i like the way the look. but i also like having a light on my tanks at night....idk.

What are the pros and cons of the two???
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #2 
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pros... easier to clean
cons.. have little space, cant put a filter or heater...
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:13 AM   #3 
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I kinda like the hybrids, idk, the tanks that are bowl size.
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I kinda like the hybrids, idk, the tanks that are bowl size.
could you post a link to those? idk what those are
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:23 AM   #5 
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pros... easier to clean
cons.. have little space, cant put a filter or heater...
well my boys seem to enjoy their two gallon bowls.
and i live in California so my room stays pretty warm, so the only thing that would be a con is the filter i think
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:07 AM   #6 
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I keep most of my fish in critter keepers. I have 2 2.5 gallons and 1 1.5 gallon. They have plenty of room and are pretty easy to clean. The only thing is you have to empty some of the water out before trying to carry it to the bathroom or wherever you dump the water. And you can put heaters in them.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:07 PM   #7 
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tanks are easier to keep clean, but you actually can put filters in bowls (I have a filtered 2.5g qt bowl) you just have to get the right kind, they make special filters for bowls, or if you have a drum bowl you can just get a normal in tank filter. YOU NEED to make sure that your bowls are covered because fish jump, I have had one that could jump about a foot in the air (no exagerating)
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #8 
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I like tanks. It's easier to maintain in my opinion. Plus they have a filter, light, and heater so I can keep it cleaner and maintain the temp.
I only have to 50% my tanks once a week and 100% them once a month whereas I have to 100% my 2 gallon bowl once a week.
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I like tanks. It's easier to maintain in my opinion. Plus they have a filter, light, and heater so I can keep it cleaner and maintain the temp.
I only have to 50% my tanks once a week and 100% them once a month whereas I have to 100% my 2 gallon bowl once a week.
so i had a question about this. While taking the water out, you take your fish out too right? and condition the water before putting them back in yes?
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Hi! I am new here too, and just starting with a few betta tanks myself

I don't have a picture of the tanks yet, only the image from the manufacturer's website. To make the tank more suitable for the betta I'm adding a heater... I also want to try and breed with betta's and my breeding tank is going to be a bit bigger than these guys, these are just to hold, condition and of course, to show the beautiful betta's
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