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Old 04-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #21 
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6 cups filled to the max, less then 1 half gallon,
To small for any fish
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:49 PM   #22 
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Okay, I think I know what I'm going to do. I'm going to get a 5 to 10 gallon tank with a lighted lid at Pet Supermarket. They're about $10 to $20 if I remember correctly. No filter, I don't need one. I'll get a fancypants heater where I can set the temperature. Get the decholorinator, fish pellets, rocks, plants, little house and then the bettafish. What do you guys think?
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:59 PM   #23 
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That sounds good
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #24 
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Sounds better. How often do you plan on doing water changes?
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #25 
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Will the tank be cycled or uncycled?
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:30 PM   #26 
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What does cycled/uncycled mean? It'll have no filter.
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Cycling is the building up of beneficial bacteria in the tank. If you aren't using a filter, you won't have to worry about cycling. You'll need to keep up with water changes though.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #28 
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Yes ma'am! I plan on doing those regularly...

I'm hoping I can get the tank stuff on Thursday afternoon... Maybe a betta this weekend... I'm so excited for a betta! I will definitely upload pictures when I get my first betta!
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:24 PM   #29 
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You do NOT want to skimp out on a filter. Especially on a 10G tank. I understand no filters on 1G tanks, because daily water changes of 100% are no problem. If you don't have a filter on a 10G tank, you are going to have a ton of algae and waste buildup unless you change 50% of the water every day.

Stagnant water = bacterial breeding ground.

Filters are not expensive, especially for a 10G tank. I got my filter, new, for $10. Whisper 10i, and I have a betta in there ATM. Its great, and silent.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #30 
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What if I get a 5 gallon tank? Will I need a filter?
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