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Old 09-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #11 
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Everybody goes for Safestart because it's easy to come by. But Dr. Tim Hovanec developed Safestart. Now he sells his own improved product for about the same price.Thing is, you have to buy it online or order it by phone.

You know you could have used seeded material (media, substrate) from your cycled tank to kickstart your 5g Betta tank. I understand some fastidious keepers don't like to do this, considering it risky. May I ask, what was your rationale?
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:28 PM   #12 
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Hallyx - I don't have any other tanks up and running right now or I would have seeded the new betta tank with stuff from an up and running tank!

In the past we've done saltwater and community freshwater tanks.
Haven't had a tank at all for about 7 years.
We've never done one as small as this 5 gallon either. I've always done bigger tanks because I find them to be more stable water-quality wise, and more forgiving of mistakes.

I think this little betta tank will be enjoyable. It's actually making me wonder about setting up our old 20 gallon again.

Check out my post with the pics of this new betta tank and let me know what you think.
I'm not sure about the filter...maybe whatever Betta we pick will like a little current. If not - I'll baffle it - if that's still too strong I'll find a sponge filter.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #13 
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Your profile only admits to one year's experience. But, when you say things like this, you betray your depth of experience.

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We've never done one as small as this 5 gallon either. I've always done bigger tanks because I find them to be more stable water-quality wise, and more forgiving of mistakes.....I think this little betta tank will be enjoyable.
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...maybe whatever Betta we pick will like a little current. If not - I'll baffle it - if that's still too strong I'll find a sponge filter.
That's so hard to explain to a newby. It's easier to just say no....current.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #14 
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