Originally Posted by FirstBetta
Almost forgot my manners WELCOME to the forum!!!
Don't know anything about betta bulbs.
Some other things to take into consideration are how to monitor the temp, doing water changes, how to keep the walls of the tank free of algae.
It all depends on your betta some like large tanks others not so much. Also some bettas will tolerate other fish in their tanks some won't. One of the things that probably should be avoided is fish with long flowing fins like fancy guppies.
Is the heater in the kit adjustable?
Just me, I found that after conditioning myself to become a better betta keeper the heater, filter, etc turn out to be inadequate. I ended getting another heater, etc.
Another accessory that Is important is a method of monitoring water params. ie. water testing kit, equipment etc/
Yea that's where I can't tell right now if he would be good in a community tank, and say if he wasn't good I would be stuck in a bad situation with a few split up fish. Really leaning on just keeping him alone.
I might end up getting a separate heater due to seeing that cheap heaters (usually ones that come in kits or some sort) aren't very reliable and rather get a separate one that is. Any recommendations on heaters and where I could get them?