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Old 05-06-2012, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Sorority tank :)

So...I am thinking about setting up a sorority tank and I was wondering if people with sorority tanks could tell me what they think about a set up I have picked out:

This tank: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...448&lmdn=Brand

This filter: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...3B+Circulation (the s20)

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This filter: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...3028&lmdn=Size (the 20i)


Some gravel, some decorations and fake plants, and 8 female bettas
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #2 
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I don't know about the filters but you could add a few more girls in there. maybe 2 to 4? depending on if it will only be them. There is usually less agression the more girls you get. It's a good tank choice my sorority is in a 10gal top fin. I wonder how long the slim filters are? The Top fin doesn't usually give a lot of room for filters other than the regular hang ons. If it's a kit it should come with a filter.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:09 PM   #3 
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I don't know about the filters but you could add a few more girls in there. maybe 2 to 4? depending on if it will only be them. There is usually less agression the more girls you get. It's a good tank choice my sorority is in a 10gal top fin. I wonder how long the slim filters are? The Top fin doesn't usually give a lot of room for filters other than the regular hang ons. If it's a kit it should come with a filter.
What's wrong with the filters? I'm kind of leaning toward the internal one. I could get a couple more girls because I don't want any other fish in there...
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #4 
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I don't really think anything is wrong with them. It's actually nice looking. I was curious if they were long or the length of a regular filter. I have never seen a filter like that one.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #5 
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My number one first choice for any filter would be the Aquaclear 20 or similar products (such as Fluval C5). The different components of these filters are kept separate so you don't have to worry about buying new cartridges every month. Instead, you only have to change the carbon every month or never because activated carbon is not necessary in keeping bettas. The Aquaclear is really quiet and the original price of $20 really pays off in the long run.

I used to have a turtle so I used the Tetra Whisper filter, and it was a good filter but I can't really comment because I wasn't the main caretaker. As I mentioned before, most filters require cartridges every month and that was the case with this filter. Same thing with the Marina slim filter.

When I went to PetSmart to get my 20 gallon tank, I originally meant to get this one but I didn't like the way it looked in real life. The hood just seemed to plastic and dingy to me. So I instead went with the Marineland LED 20 aquarium. It came with a heater, Bio-Wheel filter, and other stuff too so it was a steal at $90. I ended up selling the heater for about $20, so it was worth it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:30 PM   #6 
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I don't really think anything is wrong with them. It's actually nice looking. I was curious if they were long or the length of a regular filter. I have never seen a filter like that one.
Oh yeah, I have the s10 for my 5 gallon. They are wider but the part that hangs over isn't any wider than a normal HOB filter. And I have the top fin tank so it should be fine :).
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #7 
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My number one first choice for any filter would be the Aquaclear 20 or similar products (such as Fluval C5). The different components of these filters are kept separate so you don't have to worry about buying new cartridges every month. Instead, you only have to change the carbon every month or never because activated carbon is not necessary in keeping bettas. The Aquaclear is really quiet and the original price of $20 really pays off in the long run.

I used to have a turtle so I used the Tetra Whisper filter, and it was a good filter but I can't really comment because I wasn't the main caretaker. As I mentioned before, most filters require cartridges every month and that was the case with this filter. Same thing with the Marina slim filter.

When I went to PetSmart to get my 20 gallon tank, I originally meant to get this one but I didn't like the way it looked in real life. The hood just seemed to plastic and dingy to me. So I instead went with the Marineland LED 20 aquarium. It came with a heater, Bio-Wheel filter, and other stuff too so it was a steal at $90. I ended up selling the heater for about $20, so it was worth it.
Oh yeah I would consider the Aquaclear also....I totally forgot to mention a heater! I would probably want a fluval one
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #8 
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I think you could put 8-10 females in that tank. It seems really big. But you should go for the 20 gallon LONG tanks. Not the normal ones.
For the Filter, you should check the reviews. Read if they are Good OR Bad.
YOU DECIDE.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #9 
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Oh, and I forgot to add. I have a 20 gallon betta sorority and I keep 5 female bettas in there. Even though I could potentially have maybe 10 bettas in there, I don't because I want each one of my bettas to have a beautiful habitat with tons of hiding spots and to have their own territory without having to see each other all the time if they don't want to. And, I get to know each one of their personalities better. Plus, I only have to do 15% water changes once a week. XD

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Oh, and I forgot to add. I have a 20 gallon betta sorority and I keep 5 female bettas in there. Even though I could potentially have maybe 10 bettas in there, I don't because I want each one of my bettas to have a beautiful habitat with tons of hiding spots and to have their own territory without having to see each other all the time if they don't want to. And, I get to know each one of their personalities better. Plus, I only have to do 15% water changes once a week. XD
I heard it's better to have more females because there's less aggression that way...
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