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Old 07-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #1 
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best idea for tank setup

Hi everyone my names bill and im new here. I just recently moved from NJ to KY and my best friend that lives here she got me a betta. His name is rupert (or ruppie) and i will post some picks of him soon. She bought him some real plants, gravel and a 2 - 3 gallon vase from micheals. During his cleaning the glass must have been cheap so it got a crack in it.

After reading this forum for the past few days i decided to take everyones advice and in his temp home i got him a heater and he has loved it so far (it just got cold at night). He is living in another vase thats maybe almost 2 gallons but its unfiltered and no good light. Which brings me to my question.

After going to both meijers and petsmart and looking at all the options im leaning more towards a 10 gallon tank. I dont like how the smaller tanks are shaped and i would like to get one with a lid that has the filter and light in it.

If i get this 10 gallon one what would be the best option to get the most out of it? Do i divide it into 2 and get another betta? or do i get a few tanks mates and which ones would you recommend? Thanks! and this is one of the best places for information on the net

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Old 07-03-2009, 04:16 PM   #2 
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Why does everybody on this forum live in Kentucky? lol.

You can divide it, add tank mates, or (the betta would love this) leave him to have the whole tank to himself.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #3 
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thats what i would do
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:00 PM   #4 
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I would suggest getting 3 cory cats They will clean the bottom and leave the betta alone. Just put some cave-like decorations in there for them to hide ^_^
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:02 PM   #5 
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or you can clean it by hand like i do its fun
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:12 PM   #6 
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thanks for the get tips i think i will let him have the whole thing with the possibility of the cory cats that way they keep the algae levels down

topfin has a 10 gallon kit for 50 bucks at petsmart but its no on their website does anyone know if thats a good one? or should i just every separate? i would like to have something with a lid on it

i just added ruppie as my avatar!

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Old 07-03-2009, 05:53 PM   #7 
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i would get the 10 gallon hagan one
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Ruppie looks like Namu (the one who started it all)!! BTW Namu is alive and healthy to this day :)
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:24 PM   #9 
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i would get the 10 gallon hagan one

where is the best place to find it?

i didnt know picking out a tank would so hard lol

there is just so many options but i have to wait 2 weeks anyway before i can make the purchase

poor ruppie has to tough it out at least he is nice and warm in his temp home
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:22 PM   #10 
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Yeah, it just makes better sense, financially, to buy a tank kit. Since you already have a heater, you would have everything you need, just some new decorations if you wanted.
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