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Old 02-10-2009, 01:38 PM   #11 
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I have an Eclipse 6 and I love it. So does my betta.

http://www.fishforum.com/aquarium-pr...tem-6-a-19721/

And I made a flow diverter for the filter to reduce flow: http://www.fishforum.com/diy-aquariu...iverter-20166/

It's a very good set up.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:56 PM   #12 
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Since my tank was a gift from my oldest nephew who works at Petco, I was lucky that he got me top of the line. So I have this: Tetra Water Wonders 1.5 Gallon Aquarium Kit at PETCO. I do want to eventually upgrade to a 2 1/5 gallon but for now this is fine.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:41 AM   #13 
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With any aquarium kit you'll need to ensure you've got a heater. Most kits don't come with one and they are a requirement.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:51 PM   #14 
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I was able to buy a simple 7 volt heater pad that keeps my water temp about 76 to 78. It was about $12.00 and works great.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #15 
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I was able to buy a simple 7 volt heater pad that keeps my water temp about 76 to 78. It was about $12.00 and works great.

Where did you get the 7 volt heater? All the heaters I can find are too big for my 11/2 gallon glass bowl. Our other betta is in a 11/2 gallon plastic bowl and the water temperature stays warmer for some reason so if I can't find a small heater, I'll just buy another plastic bowl.

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:27 AM   #16 
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Well acrylic is a better insulator than glass. Even then the bettas need a temp in the high 70's or low 80's for their water. If you do by another aquarium I'd really recommend a bigger tank. For about the same price as a bowl you could get a 5.5 or 10 gallon tank.
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Acrylic stays warmer than glass? Thats nice to know since my bettas are all in acrylic. Even my 4 gallon is acrylic.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:12 PM   #18 
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I got the heater, also known as a "pad" heater from Petco, using Al's employee discount. here is a link and the heater is on sale right now:
Hydor Mini Aquarium Heater at PETCO
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #19 
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Do these heaters work pretty good? I kind of hesitate to use one because its not adjustable.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:29 AM   #20 
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My acrylic bowl is always around 78-80 degrees. The glass bowl stays at 70 degrees. I do want to upgrade to a bigger tank sometime. The fish are my daughter's and we have them in her room w/ the door closed all the time or else our cat will try to get them. Her shelf space is limited in her room so for now the ones we have will have to do. She has her shelf full of books, knick knacks, etc...

Thanks for posting the link to the 5.5 tank. I do like that a lot.

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