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Old 07-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #11 
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So I went on Petsmart's website and figured out a budget plan. It's subject to change but this is one idea:

5 lbs. Top Fin gravel: $5.49
Top Fin 5 gallon glass tank: $30.39
Marina 25 watt Heater: $24.49

Total: $60.37

It turns out I also had another $20 as well as my $50 so I could possibly put this into action, provided my family doesn't give me the "I had a betta in a little bowl when I was a kid, so stop saying they need big tanks" speech I've gotten before...

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Old 07-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #12 
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Get a nice fluffy silk plant with those last few dollars then!
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #13 
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Get a nice fluffy silk plant with those last few dollars then!
Well I'm now covered on everything except the actual fish. I have about $73 plus a couple dollars in coin change, so if I were to follow this plan, I'll have my tank setup with the filter and heater, gravel, a marimo ball and a silk plant, plus the fish with whatever money I have left. I'll update you when I talk to my parents and let you know what I'm doing. Wish me luck, because I'm gonna need it...
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #14 
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Hawkeye Acrylic (weighs less than glass) Aquarium Kit: $25
Get this Hawkeye 5 gal Tank Aquarium Kit at Walmart.com. Save money. Live better.

Slim Tech 25 watt Adjustable Heater: $14
25 Watt Aquarium Heater Fish Tank Pet Cave Free Gifts | eBay

5 aquarium gravel (Walmart): $5.00
aquarium gravel - Walmart.com

Total $44
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #15 
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CrazyFishDude I have a great idea I haven't tried out yet. If you want to save space and money, you should get a bin storage tower thing and turn it into a triple layered tank holder.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #16 
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I may consider getting those, RusselTheShihTzu, if I can find them at a store. I don't think I'll be able to buy anything online.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #17 
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You can ship to store the Wal-Mart items; although you probably won't need to do that with the gravel. Maybe if your parents see you're trying to save money and that the acrylic tank weighs less, they'll let you do that and also order the heater from eBay.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #18 
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What about my idea?
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #19 
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What about my idea?
Oh sorry lol. Didn't mean to forget about you.

Anyway, I would do that but I don't have enough room to put another rack or any sort of aquarium stand, as much as I LOVE that idea. I may save that for when/if we move to a bigger house, as my family has been trying to do that.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #20 
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Ah well if I can convince my parents to do it, I can show you the results. Lol it's ok if you missed me BTW. First, I must do a weight test to see if it can hold the water. Then the persuasion. :)
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