Originally Posted by BlueShark
I am new to bettas but I got a Christmas present for myself that I just LOVE! Here's a link to the tank I bought:
It was on sale for $38 when I got it and I ordered a couple other things to get free shipping. I love that it is quite wide so it has a lot of swimming/viewing area but it's only 8 inches deep (plus the filter on the back) and not all that tall. Once I found the right spot for the filter adjustment, it's nearly silent (at some settings it had some air leakage and made noise that bugged me). I got a Hydor Theo adjustable thermometer that really works well. Really love this setup for it's place in my kitchen but a lot depends on what you like and the space you have. Good luck!
That is a great little tank. It should be marketed directly for bettas, it's pretty much perfect.
I had one, only reason I got rid of it was because it got a couple of scratches and at this point in my life I feel the need for perfection in my tanks. I can't keep as many as I would like so the few that I do have must be spot on. I sold it and built a glass tank to replace it.
Couple of tips... add some bio media to the filter and if you gently pull the top rim off you can run some black electrical tape along the top edge, then put the rim back on... this extends the black rim look down just far enough to hide the visible water line. If you fill the tank too much it will leak. This is caused by the fact the water will get under the rim and begin to "siphon" out. Easily preventable by not filling it up till it touches that rim. The black tape trick counters the need to leave the water level below the black trim.