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Old 11-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #1 
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Which Tank is Better???

I've narrowed my list of which tanks I'm looking at tomorrow down to two. Which would you choose??

One is 1 gallon, comes with the light, filter, air pump.
One is 2.5 gallons, comes with filter and light.

Do I really need an air pump? The 2.5 gallon is 50% off which brings it down to about $20, but then I'll need more gravel and decorations for it than I would for the 1 gallon.

I was set on the 1 gallon until I found the 2.5 one... It's going to be for a female betta, and maybe a ghost shrimp...

Also, how many decorations would you put in each???

The 2.5 gallon- comes with conditioner, which I already bought someplace else...

The 1 gallon
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #2 
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go with the 2.5 but wait until cyber monday
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:43 PM   #3 
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i would get the 2.5. i think they look better, provides more room for you fish to swim around. an air pump is not necessary.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:07 PM   #4 
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Go with the 2.5 extra conditioner is never a bad thing to have on hand
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:10 PM   #5 
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definitely go with the 2.5 gallon. In my 2.5 I have two silk plants and also a cave type thing....I'm thinking of adding another plant. If you go with the 2.5 I would say get at least one silk or live plant and some sort of hiding place. And no the air pump is not necessary :)

I will say though that I have the mini bow 2.5 and the filter is pretty strong so you'll probably have to baffle it for your betta friend.....otherwise it's a great tank!
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:17 PM   #6 
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More water more better ^^.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #7 
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The air pump will run the filter. if you don't plan to cycle the tank then you don't need a filter or an air pump in either one of them. Also, you will want to replace the light in the 2.5g tank with a small compact spiral bulb, as the bulb that comes with it will make the tank too hot. Dunno what the bulb is like in the 1 gallon.

I'd go with the 2.5 gallon and either discard or replace the filter and replace the light.
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