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Old 04-28-2015, 09:33 PM   #1 
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1 Gallon?

Um...Im kinda new here so i was wondering if it would be OK if i housed a young small betta in a 1 gallon tank?It is the aqueon mini bow.I want to get a bigger tank but i dont think that is possible.I will hopefully get somthing bigger like a 2.5 gallon tank.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:18 PM   #2 
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The issue with one gallon tanks is that they are very difficult to heat. If you have a heater that will work in a tank that small, and you keep up with water changes, it is possible. But it will be much easier in a 2.5 gallon tank.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:45 AM   #3 
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Oh ok.I think i just might try doing that,but i will still try to get a 2.5 gallon tank.Thank You.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:06 AM   #4 
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I would try to Hydor Theo heater 25watt. many members have had luck with it in a 1 gallon tank.

as for water changes. You must change at least 50% of the water every day. That is the draw back to 1 gallon tanks and why they are not recommended. daily water changes are stressful on the fish and the owner.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:18 PM   #5 
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Add Prime water conditioner by Seachem, 2-drops every day to detoxify any ammonia left over. This is important in a small tank.
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #6 
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I wish i had a local petco or petsmart that sold 2.5 gallon tanks.
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:27 PM   #7 
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Do you have a local thrift store? Often you can find used tanks there-or craigslist maybe?
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:54 AM   #8 
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Craigslist is kinda dangerous but i might look at the thriftstore.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:00 AM   #9 
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craigslist be just as dangerous as a thrift store. When you buy from Craigslist just request that your seller fills up the tank completely with water. Then check for any leaks. If the seller refuses to fill up the tank then you know something is wrong and you just leave.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:02 AM   #10 
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As long as you're careful Craigslist can be fine. When picking up items from a stranger try to go along with a family member or friend. There are occasional murder/kidnapping stories in the news, but it's not very common. You're more likely to be attacked walking down the street.
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