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Old 07-21-2010, 12:43 AM   #21 
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Just to let you know, Walmart has the glass floating thermometer type for $1.99 (that's the cheapest I've found)...
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:09 AM   #22 
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My light in my new tank is a regular ole nightlight looking bulb.. small, same shape.. it has a plastic cover and then behind it there lies the bulb.. I went to petsmart, and an ocean pet store and neither had a fluorescent bulb that would fit.. anyone have any ideas or know what I can do? Its a regular lightbulb socket, its just a small area.. like I said its a nightlight bulb.. incandescent.
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If it's a nightlight bulb (very low wattage), it wouldn't throw much heat at all, would it?
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If it's a nightlight bulb (very low wattage), it wouldn't throw much heat at all, would it?

not even for that, although thats a good point. But just like how fluorescent bulbs look
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:52 PM   #25 
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Look at the lid to find out what type of bulb it takes. it'll normally be etched/raised in the lid.

Once you find out what type of bulb it is (A, B, G, ect) it should be easier to get a replacement. =]
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #26 
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Welcome to the forum! Adastra has got it all covered but here is my advice. :)Well i would feed him pellets only most bettas don't really fancy flakes, even those marketed for bettas.You can also feed him freeze dried bloodworms once or twice a week as a treat! By the way, you can't cylce a tank under 5 gallons. As for changing the filter pad, since benificial bacteria grow in the filter pad i would only change the pad for that size tank once every couple months but rinse it out with cool water once every week or two. A cheap thermometer shouldn't be too hard to find at your local fish store. Just dont use those strip thermometers that you place on the outside of the tank they are often innacurate. The hydor mini heater is a great heater for 2-5 gallon tanks! Good luck with your new finned friend!
Why can't you cycle a tank that's less than 5 gallons?
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:16 PM   #27 
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Why can't you cycle a tank that's less than 5 gallons?

I have often wondered that myself. Seems to me if it is filtered, it can be cycled.
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I don't think I've ever read that in all the things I read about fishless cycling. Strange. Does anyone know why you can't cycle a tank that's less than 5 gallons?
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IMO/E the size of the tank doesn't have anything to do with the nitrogen cycle and I have successfully cycled small volume filtered containers without issues.
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I don't think it's impossible to cycle a 2 gallon. =]
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