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Old 09-24-2008, 09:46 AM   #11 
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Original poster could just use tapwater from a neighbor or friend and then all that would be needed is conditioner.If it is a particular ph they are aiming for then ro/tapwater could be helpful.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:58 AM   #12 
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Bottled spring water could also be an option. I agree though, straight RO water is devoid of vitamins and minerals that your fish needs to be healthy.

You should use some sort of cover, as bettas are known to jump.

I would advise against doing 100% water changes. A 50% change twice a week is better as it's less stressful for the fish.

Like others have suggested, I would recommend getting a larger tank equipped with a low-flow filter and a heater. Anything 2.5 gallons and up would be great. I would also advise you to read up on the aquarium cycle and fully cycle the tank before moving the betta to his new home.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:51 PM   #13 
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recommendations on filters?

hello, does anyone have recommendations for a good filter that has the options to set the flow? I'm reading how beta's dont really like current and i have searched online but since I am a newbie to this i dont want to go off buying something with out maybe getting some recommendations, anything will be appreciated! :)
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