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Old 07-15-2013, 08:54 AM   #1 
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How much more maintenance would a 10 gal be vs a 5.5?

My daughters betta is in a 5.5 gal, and I brought home a new betta the other day. I bought the same 5.5 gal starter kit for this one, but petsmart is having a sale and the 10 gal with hood + a filter would be the same price. I just cleared off the area where the tank is going and I have plenty of room for the 10 but I'm wondering if its going to be a lot more work?

And if I get the 10, I'll probably bring home another fish and divide the tank.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #2 
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None. They require the same amount of care..

1-4 gallons require the same exact care (why I laugh when people tell others to get a 2.5g rather than a 1g as it's easier to care for).

5-10 gallons require the same exact care.

With filter you are looking at about a 50% water change per week + vacuuming (if there are no live plants)

So go for the 10, you'll only have to siphon out a couple more gallons more per week, which is all in all 1-2 minutes more work :)
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #3 
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Thanks! For scale, here's my three year old daughter sitting on the concrete dresser the tank will go on, so space is definitely not an issue
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:04 AM   #4 
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They are more work, I takes longer and requires more money. But basically a abut the same care. I have both a 5.5 and a 10 gal. The 10 gallon is not significantly more work, but just enough for me to notice
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:09 AM   #5 
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #6 
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If the tank is cycled, then you can do far fewer water changes.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:51 AM   #7 
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1 betta in a 10 gal = less work than 1 betta in a 5gal (more water,less water changes)

2bettas in a 10gal= the same work as 1betta in a 5gal

definitely go for the 10gal if they're the same price.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #8 
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I got the 10gal. It's going to end up being a couple bucks more since the hood apparently doesn't come with light bulbs, but I had the space for the 10 gal so I went for it. :). He's loving his new territory, I think I'm just going to keep him in there alone.
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Nice :)
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #10 
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Love the tank. Careful on the silk plants. I bought those too and discovered they had wire in them that rusts (toxic). I caught it in time to take mine back. The wire was in the stems near the bases and showed underneath at the hole on the bottom. Check yours just in case it happens to be the same before its a problem or too late to return. Sorry about that. Really do like your tank--
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