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Old 08-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #1 
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2.5 to 3 gallon tank- best options?

I want to get preferably a 2.5 gallon, maybe 3, for my next betta. I'm looking online and see mixed reviews. So far, it appears that Fluval makes a good tank but nothing in the 2.5 or 3 range- only 1.5, 2 and larger than 3. Also, Aqueon Mini Bow and Tetra are options, as well as a basic 2.5 or 3 gal tank with a cover. I also really want to have a light though, and I like that those others come pre-installed with one.

*Anyway*, does anyone have any great suggestions for a 2.5 or 3gal? Any with lights pre-installed, or do you have any tips for picking out a light to use?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #2 
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I actually have 2 of the Aqueon 2.5 mini bows. I love them because the lids fits well and the 15w 120v bulb helps keep the tank well lit plus add's gently warms the water so I don't need to use a heater. Also the filters are easy to find and inexpensive. Here is a link and check the reviews for yourself. http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:05 AM   #3 
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Thank you for your help, Kenny. I will consider this one!
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #4 
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I have both the mini bow and the standard 2.5 with lid and I like them both. The advantage of the mini bow is that it has the light and the filter already whereas the other one you need to provide your own. The standard 2.5 g tank is longer than the mini bow, shorter, and thinner. It just depends on what you want.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #5 
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Of the ones I have, I like the Aqueon Minibow 2.5 and the Marineland Crescent 3 the most. The Aqueon's hood is pretty much impervious to my cats. While the Crescent is bigger and prettier for a similar price, the top is not particularly four legged pet proof IMO.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #6 
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How about this 3 gallon curved glass JBJ Picotope,the only thing is it does not seem to come with a lid ,you can find it on Amazon.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:34 PM   #7 
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You can pick this Tetra Crescent Aquarium Kit up at Amazon as well, and this one comes in a 3 gallon or 5, and the 5 gallon is cheaper than the 3 gallon.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #8 
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Hmm. The Mini Bow 2.5 is sounding better and better...and $35 is a pretty good price. 914Joe, I like both of those, but I knew I would have to get an odd lid due to the curved glass. EDIT: But I see the second one DOES have a lid. Another good option!

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Old 08-10-2012, 05:21 PM   #9 
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I have a Marineland Crescent 3, and really like it so far. http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...385&lmdn=Brand

Also - the filter has different flow settings, which is nice. I do not have to baffle the filter. However - I have a veil tail and this may not be the same for other Bettas, but I thought I would mention it.

I now wish I had gotten the 5 gallon!

Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:25 PM   #10 
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i have the aqueon mini bow 2.5 gallon too. i like it alright. mine was free lol.
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