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Old 07-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #1 
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GETTING NEW TANK..HELP!

I recently got a Betta(Blueberry) from Pet Smart. he is in a 1 gallon round fish bowl. I want to upgrade to a 3 gal. tank with the works. I would like to get a kit but want to get what is best for Blueberry. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:57 AM   #2 
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I don't know much about 3 gallons, but I have a 5.5 gallon for my betta. you can get tops and lights to fit them, and I use a 50 watt heater and an azoo palm filter. This works well for me. I have heard good things about the eclipse systems and I believe they make a 3 gallon. You might want to watch out though, that the filter does not create too much current for your betta to swim in comfortably. Just my thoughts. Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:16 AM   #3 
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25 watt is sufficient for a 5 gallon..a few bucks cheaper and not so much heat at once.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:34 AM   #4 
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hello and welcome.
glad that you are going to upgrade Blueberrys home.
you will have a healthier fish.
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Old 07-17-2008, 02:37 AM   #5 
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You could probably get a standard 5 gallon glass tank, the hood and light, heater, little filter (you could either use an Azoo filter or a Whisper 10 HOB), gravel and decor for cheaper than a kit would cost you plus you could use the brands of stuff that you prefer. Just try to avoid buying Top Fin, the glass tank itself is ok to buy but it's only a few dollars more expensive to buy better and more reliable brands. Hint: http://www.bigalsonline has everything cheaper, just don't buy the stuff that they sell under their own brand name.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:49 AM   #6 
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Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:16 am :

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25 watt is sufficient for a 5 gallon..a few bucks cheaper and not so much heat at once.


When I bought mine, the smallest heater that they had was a 50 watt. I'm now glad that I bought it because during the winter, even with the bigger heater, I still have to turn it way past 78 degreees just to keep the tank at that temperature. Depending on the climate and the brand of heater a 25 watt might work too. Just what I found.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:22 PM   #7 
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Got my new TANK

Thank-you all for your advice. I have purchased a 10 gallon tank with a lighted top along with a 50 watt heater, a whisper10 filter, a Tetra air pump and a digital thermometer. I still need to purchase my decorations.

I was considering getting a divider so I could purchase another Betta. Is this okay? Won't they flair at each other at the divide? Are there dividers that the fish cannot see each other thru?

I will be starting my fishless cycle this weekend. :D
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