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Old 06-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #1 
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Tank questions

http://www.amazon.com/Aquarius1-Gall...ords=fish+tank

I'm interested in either this tank or the Aqueon tank for Buddha, and I really like this Aquarius, but it's a 1 gallon. I feel like it'd be such a terrible thing to do, to put Buddha or my future half moon/dragon plakat in it.

So, does anyone have this tank, except bigger? I know that there is a 360 degrees one, but I don't really want a warped visual of my fish.

I thought my Kritter Keeper was going to be useful, but it turns out that's its a gallon tank, so it's being used as a hospital tank.

My mom does NOT want me using Craigslist, so instead I'm using Ebay and Amazon. I currently have *drumroll* $52 saved! :) I don't want to get TOO big of a tank, since it's going on a roadtrip with me back and forth from college and home for breaks. I'm looking from 2 gallons to 5.

But yea, just pros and cons about that tank (if there is a larger version), and pros and cons of the Aqueon, please? :)
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:41 AM   #2 
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Do you just really want an aquarium kit? Or do you have a tiny space to put it on?

I only ask because I am new to bettas by a few months but I really am happy with my regular 5.5 gallon glass tank that was $15 at Petco this week. However, it does not come with anything, I had an Azoo filter with bio media added and I bought a teeny Marina submersible spotlight suction-cup light for it. You wouldn't have to buy a light unless you are trying to grow plants, and maybe you could find a cheap filter somewhere.

Also . . I saw a 2.5 gallon glass tank at Petsmart but it wasn't even a dollar cheaper than the 5.5 gallon at Petco. Basically if you have $15 you can get a 2.5 or 5.5 gallon if you go to the right place.

. .. . and supposedly the rectangular tanks are preferable for bettas, they like having horizontal swim space and that tank you showed is a lot of "upward" space. Plus remember that you can put more decor on the floor of a rectangular/wide tank than one that just goes upward, especially a 1 gallon.

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Old 06-11-2012, 03:46 AM   #3 
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I dont like that tank, the plastic is thin and feels flimsy :(
And craigslist is greeeeaaaaattttt, theres a guy selling a 5 gallon aqueon bow with gravel and decorations and other stuff for $35!

do convince ur mom other wise
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:56 AM   #4 
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Maybe con your mom into helping you. I'm practically middle aged but somehow my mom sometimes wants to help with my "silly fish hobby" if I play my cards right.

Sometimes if you just say you want your mom's advice she might help you. She might rather go meet someone WITH you from Craigslist rather than think you might get conned or worse. Maybe if she realizes you are really into your fish hobby she might even shell out $$ for a tank. My mom thinks I am silly but when she saw me gluing sand to my fish caves she said "oh you are so cute making things for your fish" . . ha ha ha .. . figure out how to get your mom to help out?
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #5 
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Do you just really want an aquarium kit? Or do you have a tiny space to put it on?
I will have a whole dresser and desk available for me when I move in to my dorm room, so I don't think I have a problem with room. And I think an aquarium kit would pay for itself, rather than me having to get a separate/more expensive heater.

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I dont like that tank, the plastic is thin and feels flimsy :(
And craigslist is greeeeaaaaattttt, theres a guy selling a 5 gallon aqueon bow with gravel and decorations and other stuff for $35!
do convince ur mom other wise
Oh, really? Thanks for letting me know! I'm definitely sure that's not something you'd see in the reviews so I'm glad to know that! :D

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Maybe con your mom into helping you. I'm practically middle aged but somehow my mom sometimes wants to help with my "silly fish hobby" if I play my cards right.
Sometimes if you just say you want your mom's advice she might help you. She might rather go meet someone WITH you from Craigslist rather than think you might get conned or worse.
She's had a Craigslist scare, hence why she doesn't want to attempt it. She preferred if I just paid for the tank myself, either by Petsmart or Amazon/Ebay. Just had a talk with her TT-TT
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #6 
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A 5 gal hex tank would be okay, it came as a kit with a bio wheel filter. My roomie has that tank and it fits on her dresser and leaves room for a tv. I live in a dorm room too. I'm setting up a 10 gallon in the fall, going to put it in the common area of my dorm. (we have apartment style) but I have a biorb tank, which isn't really recommended, but goblin loves it, he swims in circles all day long. :)
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Hex tank:
Petsmart (if you can find it)
Cheaper on amazon.

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A 5 gal hex tank would be okay, it came as a kit with a bio wheel filter. My roomie has that tank and it fits on her dresser and leaves room for a tv. I live in a dorm room too. I'm setting up a 10 gallon in the fall, going to put it in the common area of my dorm. (we have apartment style) but I have a biorb tank, which isn't really recommended, but goblin loves it, he swims in circles all day long. :)
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Petsmart (if you can find it)
Cheaper on amazon.
I think, I just fell in love *romantic music plays* haha

I've never seen that type of tank before, and it looks PERFECT!!!!
And thank you for telling me that it leaves room! I'd probably get that tank for fisheh number 2 considering I'm leaning towards a dragon/plakat next. But oh my goodness, I'm in heaven!
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #8 
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The full kit keeps you under budget and with some leftover for decor. You'll need to save up more, mainly because you'll need some tall background plants. Live plants always are good, but for dorms, since you'll have to break it down for the end of the year, silk plants are your best bet. I have a 2.5 I use for long breaks.

Edit: I lied, get Marimo moss balls! Join the army!
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #9 
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I know Petsmart sells some, so I can look there for some :3

And I'm so excited to think about decorating that haha
OOOO I need to go get some more money now! :D
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I always buy mine when they are on sale at petco. The little dollar ones are amazing too, they are like meant for bettas to sleep in/on. Just not the spiky ones.
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