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Old 06-10-2008, 03:28 PM   #1 
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2.5 gal Betta tank

I finally figured out how to post photos. I am planning on adding a female betta to this tank as well as a filter, heater and java moss. What else do i need?
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:32 PM   #2 
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Hmm...a betta?

That tank looks really good. The live plants and the barrel ornament (I have the same one in my betta tank) should provide a great environment for your fish. The only other thing I can think of that you might need is a thermometer to make sure your water temperature's fine. Get the glass ones that go inside the tank instead of the stick-on variety because they give you a more accurate reading.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #3 
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Actually the plants are fake. they are plastic, but very soft.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #4 
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you have a great tank. it looks bigger than 2.5 gallons though
this aint really for the tank but its always good to have a liquid test kit
other than that it sounds your all set :)
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:02 PM   #5 
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Ok. Yeah, it does look more like 5 gal or something. But is wat marked 2.5. What does a liquid test kit do?
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:11 PM   #6 
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you get a master liquid test kit wich mesures nitrates, nitrites, and amonnia. and ph
there should be 0 nitrites, 0 ammonia, and less than 20 ppm of nitrates and ph is 7 (if it is above 7 it is too acidic if its below its too basic)

these are good to have so you know what the water parameters are and if your fish is sick you could tell whats wrong more easily.
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ph 7 is neutral. Higher than 7 is basic and lower than 7 is acidic. Bettas usually prefer slightly acidic water, but can well adapt to anything in the 6-8 range.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:05 PM   #8 
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I really like it, good job, may I ask where you bought that tank, I would like one of those.
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:53 PM   #9 
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I got it at petsmart. It was 12 bucks!
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Old 06-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #10 
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wooohoo i know where I am going friday!
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