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Old 11-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #11 
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A very good idea. If it is cycled THAT with kick start the cycle. Also if you could get any used filter media that was in a cycled tank. Don't rinse the gravel out unless one of the fish is or was sick and it wasn't already cleaned.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #12 
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Go to a Home Goods store. They have lots of big glass vases that you can use. I found one that is about 2 gallons that is perfect. You can get one for about $12.99. I added a heater from Petco called the 7.5 watt Hydor heater. It's only about $10. Petsmart has one like it from Zoo Med for $15.

Here it is - http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=84774

Add a bag of gravel, a small ornamet and a bushy plant. If you want to get fancy get a bag of large rocks and add a few.

You can do all this for under $50.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:00 PM   #13 
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Is there a way to cycle without a test kit? I'm very broke and my mom is not exactly *ahem* willing to donate to my cause. I only start working in March, so I'm getting a teensy bit desperate. I just want Comet to be happy.
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Cute name. Comet. Lol.

Well, you could try it, but its risky. I used to get free ones from Petsmart. They will also test your water for free. So if you have a PetSmart or PetCo, just go there and it gets tested for free! They also usually give you some to take home if you tell them that you have none.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:52 PM   #15 
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:3 Kritter keepers are awesome. You can get very spacious cheap ones that are 3 gallons. Easy to heat. Honestly I think it could be heated with a lamp if the lamp got hot enough and you left it on all day.
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Cute name. Comet. Lol.

Well, you could try it, but its risky. I used to get free ones from Petsmart. They will also test your water for free. So if you have a PetSmart or PetCo, just go there and it gets tested for free! They also usually give you some to take home if you tell them that you have none.
Haha, really? That's probably because the lazy pet store employees get sick of testing your water lol!!
I agree with all that's been said so far. Hopefully you can get a better tank soon :)
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:55 PM   #16 
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True. True. Lol.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:58 PM   #17 
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Just a guess. :P
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:59 PM   #18 
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Wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #19 
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Thanks guys ^w^ So a recap of what happened on my end:

- Old 10 gal gerbil tank is getting Comet put in it.
Which means there's a lot of cleaning ahead.
- I am broke but my brother, who has been into fish longer than I have, can pull momma's strings because she trusts his judgement more than her crazy vegetarian teenage daughter.
- My mom thinks the nitrogen cycle is pretty much made up -______-" but petsmart people are yay! Too bad we don't go often enough...
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #20 
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So you can't cycle it?

Nitrogen cycle is the life source of a thriving tank!
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