Ok so I went to the two major pet stores last night (Petco & Petsmart).
I really wanted a GLASS 5 gallon tank.
Apparently, they don't exist in these stores.
So I settled for a plastic tank - which I really shouldn't of but I really wanted to get him in a bigger tank so I could get him a heater. Currently, the temperature in his little one gallon bowl reads: 70 degrees
I didn't want Ted to have to spend another night in cold water, so I settled for the plastic tank.
Of course, when I got home, I discovered that there was big crack at the bottom of the tank. By this time, the stores had closed.
One more night in cold water.
Online I've found a bunch of local fish shops so I will be stopping by a couple of them after work to see if they have what I'm looking for.
Heater issue. The smallest I've found is a Hydor Mini-Heater for 2 - 5 gallon tanks. Is this sufficient?
I was hoping to get a heater that can be controlled - different settings.
This one only has one setting.
Filter. I'm very confused about this one. I keep hearing different things. Sponge filters are good. Sponge filters arent good enough.
Whats the deal with filters?
I'm hoping the staff at the fish shops I'm going to this evening will be more knowledgeable than the staff I encountered at Petco/Petsmart last night.
wow can this post get any longer?
Thanks ahead of time for any info/advice.
p.s. - yes I will be getting him some silk plants - thanks for the idea!