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Old 03-10-2010, 12:51 AM   #11 
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That's definitely enough time. I usually put mine in after only 12 hours though, bash me if you will, lol. But when you do add him in, the more important part is acclimation! The main thing would just be temperature. Get him into a bag, and float his bag until you think the temperatures are the same. Since his bowl and the new conditioned water should basically be about the same, I wouldn't worry about that.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:57 AM   #12 
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okay so with your help, I went out and got:
- Eclipse System 3 Tank
- Marineland 10w heater
- Thermometer sticker
- Blue/Green gravel

It's currently running it with conditioned water and no fish. I plan on running it 24 to 48 hours before putting my betta in. Is this enough time?

What store did you find the Marineland 10w heater? I haven't seen it yet in a local store, only online. I wanted it for my tank, but couldn't find it. :(

48 hours is plenty, in fact 24 is good :)

Good tank choice!
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:57 AM   #13 
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What store did you find the Marineland 10w heater? I haven't seen it yet in a local store, only online. I wanted it for my tank, but couldn't find it. :(

48 hours is plenty, in fact 24 is good :)

Good tank choice!
I found the heater at petsmart for ~$22

And thanks. I'm glad i picked this tank too.
I spent so much money today ='[
starting a new hobby is always expensive i suppose..

How long does the heater usually take to heat up the water? its been about 2-3 hours and its gone up ~2 degrees. sound right?
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:22 AM   #14 
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Yeah it's going to be a slow heater, but that's perfect for that tank.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:31 AM   #15 
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its at 74-76 now.
Thanks. going to sleep and maybe tomorrow i'll transfer him to his new home =]
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:27 AM   #16 
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I got a Marineland 10 watt for my 2.5 gallon and it heated it up to 85 degrees.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:12 PM   #17 
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i checked this morning and the water was at 78-80 degrees. i'll probably transfer him into his new home sometime tonight. i'll take some pictures when im all done for you guys to see.
thanks for all your help!
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #18 
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Paintbrush, no one ever said fish were cheap :). Or at least, no KNOWLEDGED person said that, hehe.
I've spent well over $100 just for my two bettas. And nothing regretted at all. I'm planning on starting a project community for a 10 gallon within a few years (lol), and I'm saving up $300 just for it. And I'm not out of high school yet, hahaha!
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haha yeah. i havent regretted it yet. and i dont think i will. good luck with your project!
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:10 PM   #20 
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Thank you! I'm excited even though its not going to be soon. gonna focus on school ATM
and i'm scared the MTS is gonna hit me. It's already affected me psychologically already - i've gone crazy constantly over the thought of a new tank. we'll see how far this hobby will venture, :)
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