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Old 10-03-2010, 01:17 AM   #1 
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Filter for very small tank?

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i bought a small long tail yesterday and also bought a small tank(15 cm x 6 cm x 10 cm), and was wondering if there is a heater for this kind of tank?
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:31 AM   #2 
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No! And your betta needs a way bigger tank than that!!! :O We suggest at least 2 gallons! A heater would cook a tank that small! :( Too little water, would be way unstable!
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:09 AM   #3 
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I'll be getting a new tank soon hopefully :D. I just feel sorry for the guy D:
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:39 AM   #4 
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Just keep up the water changes until you get a bigger one!
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:52 AM   #5 
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Any tips on how i should change the water? i have some spare containers lying around but they've been washed with soap and left in the cupboard for awhile...i still have the small container that the fish came with so i was thinking i should put it back with some of the tank water for few hours and let the new water settle in the tank.

Btw a friend ask my if it's ok to pour warm water in the tank?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:29 AM   #6 
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With a tank that itty bitty, you'll need to do at leat one 100% water change daily. Just pour some of the tank water into a cup/tubberware, put your betta in the tubberware, empty out the tank, scrub it down with your hands with hot water (no soap), fill with clean room temperature water (it can be slightly warmer than room temperature, but not by much), dechlorinate it, scoop up your betta and put him in.

if you have a tubberware or sterlite tub that is bigger than your current tank, use that as your tank. I know it doesn't look pretty at all, but it'll be bigger and safer for your bettas health.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:07 AM   #7 
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you cant just scoop up your betta and throw him in you have to acclimate your betta to the water so put your betta in the tupperware container then put the container in the tank (with the lid on) and wait about 30 min then put him in his tank
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #8 
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I'm using the container that the fish owner gave me and doesn't fit in the tank so I'll probably wait ~1 hour to get the water to room temperature..just in case :)
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