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Old 01-05-2013, 11:42 PM   #11 
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what brand is the thermometer? It is hard to say if the "green zone" is actually the temperature you want as this might be a very wide range of 70-80, with 70 being far too cold for a betta.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:44 PM   #12 
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True. I have two different thermometers. Ones green zone goes from 70-80 and one from 72-82... But if its over the green zone (80-82) that's a little too warm.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:54 AM   #13 
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The betta log is a good idea because it doesn't have sharp edges. Plus, my little guy loved his.


This is the water conditioner I use http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stress-Coa...c-Pets/3635497. I just had to do about a 95% water change and this seemed to work really well
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:32 AM   #14 
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Stress coat is good. It's what i use but any water conditioner will do.
How often do you change the water? For a 1.5 you should do 2 a week. One 100% with cleaning the substrate to remove excess food and poop and one 50% where you just change the water. This should keep him happy and healthy

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #15 
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the green zone temp is 70F-80F. over night the temp stays about the same without a heater or a light. Right now it's like 75F and I just turned on the light. With the light on it raises a little. I asked my parents if I can go to the pet store today or next weekend. Moneys tight so we don't have many options.

For water changes I've said this before. I'm out of stress coat and I have salt in my tap water. So it's ether I get like 3 gallons of already "cleaned" each week or he has to live with the tap water and stress coat/dechlorinator.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:47 AM   #16 
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I'm also thinking of a undergravel filter? Can someone tell me what it is ^^ Ok so this is what I plan to pick up at the pet store.

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Floating Log

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
A hide out ^^

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Dechlorinator

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
Stress coat.

And also some filters.

I always get that stress coat and I'll never get a different one ^^
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:58 AM   #17 
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you need a dechlorinator and stress coat, now that I look at both products. Stress coat is a water conditioner, same as the dechlorinator. Quote from the stress coat description
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Works to remove chlorine and chloramines and neutralize heavy metals found in tap water for a healthy aquarium environment
Personally, if money is tight I'd go with the log OR the hide out. Whatever is cheaper in store. You can also look around for clearance items in store.

I'm not sure what you can do about the salt, as a water conditioner will remove chlorine and heavy metals, but as far as I know, not salt? Maybe you could do a 50/50 mix of bottled water and tap water?

EDIT: undergravel filters usually don't have good reviews, I would stay away.

and PLEASE PICK UP A HEATER.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:00 AM   #18 
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I guess it depends on the salt concentration.
Stress Coat is a dechlorinator. You don't need both.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:25 AM   #19 
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Ok so what heater do you suggest. My dad said we could be going to the pet store today or tomorrow night.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #20 
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Tank size?
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