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Old 01-20-2015, 07:56 PM   #1 
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A Noob's fish adventure

As you can tell from the title I am apparently still a noob with betta fish. Right now I have Sebastian a Full Red Veil Tail I got from petsmart on my birthday on on June 29th of last year. Sebastian is in a 0.5 gallon tank (please do not start something about it being too small).

^His current tank

Will get a better picture of him when I get home.

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Old 01-20-2015, 09:56 PM   #2 
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10 gallon tank

So yesterday I got a 10 gallon tank that I was going to use for future breeding but I decided to change its purpose to be a split tank.
This is the tank.
I also got a plant from a friend but I am scared to put it in Sebastian's tank because i think it has sharp points to it at certain places. I think this is it.

Any help would be great on how to set this 10 gallon puppy up would be great. Also any reviews with the plant would be good too.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:59 PM   #3 
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Personally, I wouldn't put that plant into your tank. I'd be nervous that it would snag your bettas' fins and tear them.
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Personally, I wouldn't put that plant into your tank. I'd be nervous that it would snag your bettas' fins and tear them.
Okay thank you for that! It looks cool but I am too scared to use it anyways.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:18 AM   #5 
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So here is his tank! Thank you hrutan for the help of getting photos! He loves hiding behind his oyster shell and scaring me because he can disappear. XD
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Nice red you have there. You're very welcome. I hope our conversation was fruitful. :)
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:49 AM   #7 
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It was an eye opener. I have always had my bettas live in the 0.5 gallon tanks and one lived for about 4 years (Treasure Hunt was his name) which is interesting because of his attempts to try and fall down the garbage disposal on many attempts while my mom changed his water.

So the 10 gallon still has dust and other stuff in it that I have tried to clean out but still fail to get on multiple occasions >.> anyone have any tips? i have used a wet paper towel and bounce sheet but there is still...stuffs in it
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:36 AM   #8 
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So I started to play tag with my betta using my finger. I start by lightly bumping him, make my finger 'swim' away, then he comes to nip it and the cycle then continues. He hasn't figured out to swim away after nipping me though XD

Also I these are the stones I am using in his little temp home.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:38 AM   #9 
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Glass beads are pretty, and easy to clean compared to some of the other stuff you can get. As for cleaning out a tank...well, the easiest thing I've found is to take it outside and spray it with a hose. But even when you do that, you need good old fashioned elbow grease to get the gook out of the corners.

...I had to clean out a 75 gallon with marijuana wedged in all the corners and suspicious green stains. That was an adventure. White vinegar and baking soda are your best friend in this endeavor.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:46 AM   #10 
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That must have been a hassle of a tank to clean. O.O

So Sebastian apparently doesn't like my dry erase marker and flares at it when I start using it.
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