I think forums totally make my betta addiction worse. I only had one fish and was happy with the 2.5 tank for him. I reigned in my need for more bettas at work to when I get the betta shipments. Then I see everyone's pretty big tanks and lots of fish and decide "hey...I like that!" So wanting a bigger tanked turned into getting a second fish, digging up my other 2.5 gallon, and then my giant shopping trip.
So after a giant shopping trip with which I spent a good chunk of leftover christmas money, I gave in and bought that Marineland Hexagon tank. XD I think I'm more excited having a light for once more than anything. And it fits perfectly too on my nightstand! Poor Pallas and Atlas had their tanks moved but are now actually sitting on my desk so they can flare all they wish at me. Also bought a nice heater which I've been adjusting all day. I know that 78-82 is recommended but would 85 hurt them?
And the worst part of this trip..I GOT ANOTHER BETTA. Curse you Petco! I work at Petsmart and the only betta variety we have are veiltails and crowntails. Pallas and Atlas are both pretty little VTs and I decided to just see while I was in Petco if they carried more variety. ....They did...and I came home with a halfmoon plakat. I'm not good with determining betta colors but I think he's a silver/red dragon. I loved all the dragon bettas I've seen on here so when I saw him in that cup, I had to take him home. I got Pallas about a month ago, Atlas three days ago, and now this! I don't want to see how many I'll have by the end of this month. I need to find a name for him!
So yes, my original plan was to split the new tank for just Pallas and Atlas so I could get down to one tank to clean. My betta addiction got the best of me so I guess the older boys will get the new tank and Mr. New Fish can have Pallas' old 2.5.
D: I also didn't get a chance to snag plants and new decorations for the new tank. More shopping trips tomorrow. I'm going to be president of Bettas Anonymous soon...