Thank you for taking the time to reply to my posts.
OK I visited the Aquarium store today and they got two out of 4 things I bought there right. Grrrr
I did change the plastic, sharp edge greenery for some soft silk one. I got a stick on the outside of the tank thermometer which is doing nothing so the water temp must be below 72' , the lowest reading on it.
I asked for a air flow restricter valvue and they sold me a 3 way one instead of two I discovered when I got home and started to attach it, so that is going back. They sold me a 50w submersible water heater which is huge and black and way to much heat I think for my little tank, so that is going back.
This is a professional Aquarium store, not a Walmart!
When I cut the air hose to insert the flow restricter is there going to be tank water in it that will run out? I like the idea of pinching the air hose but I am way short on
hose. The one that came with the Aquarium is very short, barley makes it from the pump under the base to the bottom of the air tube.
This tank is made by All-Glass Aquarium Co., called Betta Mini-Bow and the box says 2.5 Gallon Acrylie Aquarium Kit but 2Gal. of water brought the level up to the tank cover so I would call it a 2gal.
I may just use the light bulb in the tank cover for heating. Will see how warm the water shows up on the new thermometer.
My Betta is so funny, he is very curious. All the time i was changing the greenery and also had to add more gravel to bottom of the tank to hold the greenery down and fill in a bare spot, he was right there in my way checking it all out with no signs of fear and I was using a large metal tongs on the greenery and a large plastic slotted spoon for the gravel to do all this with. Is it safe to stick my hand into the tank water or is that a no-no.
Thank you all again, your very nice to help out and I will consider all you wrote, for sure.