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Old 10-26-2012, 12:36 AM   #91 
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Oh, more than likely! Lol. I love marbles - they surprise you!
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:35 AM   #92 
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I do too but am I crazy to think my ten gallon looks really small or does it make sense?
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #93 
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Beautiful tanks!
I do agree- a big tank doesn't make you a better fish keeper.
There are people who I've heard change their 10 gal tank water 25% once a month! :o LIKE YIKES!! Every tank needs changes at least once a week.

Or take for example, lelei saved some bettas from a YMCA tank, idk the exactly gallonage but I think it was at least 10 gallons, they were living in filthy water with a goldfish and some other random fish, they've healed up nicely with lelei.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #94 
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I love this thread! (((hugs)))

The more I look at my 10 gal planted tank the more I think I should of gotten two 5 gals or three 2.5 gal. It's just that 10 gal is very overwhelming and takes up a lot of space. *sigh* I have not moved my betta yet still thinking about it. lol! He is happy in his 2.5 gal tank. I just got a small HMPK two days ago and he is in a 1 gal tank with plants. He loves it! :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:15 AM   #95 
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Beautiful tanks!
I do agree- a big tank doesn't make you a better fish keeper.
There are people who I've heard change their 10 gal tank water 25% once a month! :o LIKE YIKES!! Every tank needs changes at least once a week.

Or take for example, lelei saved some bettas from a YMCA tank, idk the exactly gallonage but I think it was at least 10 gallons, they were living in filthy water with a goldfish and some other random fish, they've healed up nicely with lelei.
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Oh yay lelei! I'm happy to hear they are doing well.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #96 
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I "heart" this thread too! makes me feel soooo much better about Sushi's little home. He is prefectly content in his 2 gallon and the biggest I would go is 5 at this point. I think they feel more secure, they have less area to "guard" ya know
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #97 
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ChoclateBetta: I find 10 gallons just fine, unless I lack enough plants. Then I divide, and add a good amount to each side for two bettas (only if they are "compatible" in an odd sense).

I will say, I do not like those small small tanks that come with dividers. o_O It isn't all that great for fishy and can cause an ammonia crisis

On the comment of "less to guard" I had one fish who would relentlessly patrol his 10 gallon all day each day. He slept at night (I think)
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #98 
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Here's a question for you guys! I'm worried about the light that came with my tank not being bright enough or in the right spectrum for my swords and my anubais.

I have one of these little lights in there right now. http://www.petco.com/product/9451/Pe...Aquariums-9451

I'm decently good with electrical stuff, so I feel that I could probably convert the light box under my hood to house a T5.

How do you guys light your tanks? I'd love to know.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:12 PM   #99 
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I agree that the most important thing isn't the size but the way you take care of your betta. A smaller tank is fine if people keep up with frequent water changes and keep the water at the right temp. Personnally I had one of my betta in a 1.5 gallon, heated. Real pretty tank. He started tail bitting and a couple of weeks later my other betta who was in a 5 gallon died so I transfered him in the 5 gallon and the tail bitting stopped.

I think that quality is important but some fish do like bigger tanks... I guess you have to adjust depending on the fish itself. Bigger or smaller tanks, as long as the fish is happy!
My sister has a betta in a 2 gallon and she is doing great.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:21 PM   #100 
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Some of my small 1 gallon tanks actually has their own lights built in. I would usually have some source of light in the room for the tanks - window and/or room lights. I find some of my fish, when in a smaller area do not particularily like lights.
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