Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #1 
New Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Where do you get your equipment?

Where does everyone get their heaters, filters, etc? Is there anyplace cheaper that petsmart/petco?
koakritters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #2 
DragonFish's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Batavia, IL
When I first started keeping I lived out in the country where there was only one local privately-owned pet store. It was very nice, very well maintained, and the fish section was HUGE....I even worked there for a while...but supplies were a little on the pricey side.

Since moving last year with access to a Petsmart and Petco now, I get most of my supplies from there, and generally Petco(often online moreso then in store)over Petsmart because I like their silk plants better and a few things are cheaper then Petsmart.
I prefer to get my actual bettas from Petsmart though because the prices are better and mine generally has a wider, more interesting selection.

Besides buying used from thrift stores or some place like Craigslist(thats mostly with tanks and hoods and such, though you could maybe find a lightly used heater or filter that could be fine), I don't know of any place cheaper I'm afraid. There are little things you can cut corners on, like caves(Terracotta pots at the craft store for less then a dollar, just stuff the bottoms with some filter sponge...or a well-cleaned coffee mug works well too), used setups and stuff but fish keeping isn't cheap by any means.

Now, generally with heaters what you get is what you pay for so its best to invest in a good heater, but thanks to another member on here I've discovered and use these heaters for my 2-5 gallon tanks.
I don't usually recommend them even though he price is great however because they do take about two weeks to get to you, and most people who don't have heaters need one right away.....but if you're in the process of planning a smaller setup, these are definitely surprisingly good little heaters.
DragonFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:26 PM   #3 
Join Date: Jul 2010
walmart, amazon,
registereduser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #4 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I've been getting my fish equipment on and at the local Walmart and PetValu.
shinitakin is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
equipment ? PhilipPhish Breeding Betta Fish 4 03-07-2011 05:42 PM
New Equipment BettaBoy84 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 0 08-06-2010 06:38 PM
Various equipment Phether Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 12 04-23-2010 03:01 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.