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Old 05-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #1 
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Do I have Everything?

So I am preparing for my new betta I am getting soon . And I have a 10 gallon tank, gravel, a cave, some plants, a filter, food, and a hood with 2 UV lights in it. Am I missing anything? Or do I have everything?
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #2 
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A heater and a thermometer to check the temperature of the water, and you should be all set! Try and avoid cheap heaters though. They can be unreliable and can overheat or just not work.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #3 
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Make sure the food is NLS or Omega One. Other foods may be fine nutritionally, but these two are very good and (very importantly) most bettas eat them enthusiastically.

A siphon is a good idea, so you can clean the gravel. Makes water changes loads easier.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #4 
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You might check on your filter type by asking here. If it is a strong one, someone can give you ideas for baffling it as most bettas do not like a lot of current. Have you read up on cycling the tank? That also helped me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #5 
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Make sure you have a good water conditioner like Prime.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #6 
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Never hurts to have AQ and epsom salts on hand just in case.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:40 PM   #7 
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If you really want a happy betta, find some Indian Almond leaves. Just float 1 large leaf per 10 gallons and it'll turn your water tea colored and simulate your betta's home environment.
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