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Old 08-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #11 
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Really like these:

Elite Submersible Preset Heater Mini 25W
- I use this in all my smaller tanks, it's adjustable which is great. Should be paired with a thermometer.

BiOrb plants
- These nifty plants sit on weighted spheres so even if you don't have them buried in substrate they stay upright but don't float. They are pricey but their quality is better than cheaper brands.

Jardin Silicone Aquarium Fish Tank Sea Anemone Ornament
- My bettas LOVE these, my big halfmoon boy stuffs himself in between the tentacles to sleep. It's hilarious.

Topfin Aquarium Gravel in River Rock
- WAY better than their other types of gravel! The stones are smooth and I've noticed they give off less dust after an initial cleaning than other types at the same price. They're also not coated in weird synthetic colorant crap.

API Freshwater Master Test Kit
- Has everything you need to test your aquarium, super easy to follow instructions that even a beginner can understand perfectly well.

Seachem Prime Water Conditioner
- The best water conditioner on the market!

Seachem Flourish Plant Fertilizer
- I don't have a substrate in my planted tank, just gravel, and my plants are thriving thanks to this stuff.

Seachem Clarity
- This stuff is fantastic for a cloudy tank. Just be aware that while it will fix cloudiness, it won't fix the underlying problem making the tank cloudy to begin with. It should not be used in place of water changes!

Grindal Worms
- This is a live food that is super low maintenance, you can find a culture online. Live foods provide the best benefits for fish. Grindal worms are small enough to feed to juvenile fry and adults like them too.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #12 
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I wonder does any one use Wardley betta food? my betta hates them and refuses to eat them i don't recommend these.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #13 
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I wonder does any one use Wardley betta food? my betta hates them and refuses to eat them i don't recommend these.
No that food is unhealthy; terrible ingredients label.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #14 
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Thank you for this!
Off to buy a heater and gravel vacuum next week. Useful stuff.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #15 
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i have noticed lately when i drop my omega one shrimp pellets my bettas love them and don't really care that they have to chase them to the bottom of the tank. i looked at the ingredients and it looks like a good list.

any opinions on that? is it bad(i have only had bettas for about 6 weeks)
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #16 
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i have noticed lately when i drop my omega one shrimp pellets my bettas love them and don't really care that they have to chase them to the bottom of the tank. i looked at the ingredients and it looks like a good list.

any opinions on that? is it bad(i have only had bettas for about 6 weeks)
The ingredients list doesn't look bad; but it has a lower protein level and some other different % than the betta formula. I would say its not exactly bad but try to avoid letting them eat the pellets- could you cup the bettas while feeding the shrimp?

I would try to avoid letting them eat the pellets and focus on them eating betta food ;)
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #17 
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I use soft curler for my betta's some float,other's a weigh down with some gravel .They love them.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:57 PM   #18 
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I wonder does any one use Wardley betta food? my betta hates them and refuses to eat them i don't recommend these.

True, true, they are the worst ones out there, I don't think any bettas like them, and a betta will even refuse if starving.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #19 
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This is a favorite of 3 of my fishes,
http://www.petco.com/product/117186/...ium-Decor.aspx

Pros-- An excellent place to hide and sleep, and cute for taking pix..when they peek out..

Cons--some can be cut wrong, leaving uneven holes, and can lopside, and need shaving..but if you can fix it yourself, it's worth it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #20 
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This is a silk plant that I do reccomend, my fishy's love the leaves on this

http://www.petco.com/product/119026/...ium-Plant.aspx







Pro's - big leaves great for resting on, and sleeping in, fills in a lot of emptiness in tanks.

Cons Only for big tanks, unless trimmed, they pull off easily so they won't stick out, after being in the water for a while they change some color, but still looks good.

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