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Old 11-22-2009, 08:25 PM   #1 
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Best Betta Kit for beginners

Im really in interested in getting a betta.

i would just like to know what beginner kit i should get.
or the parts i should get like what type of aquarium / heater / filter ect.

i would like 2-5g so it can live comfortably and would also prefer it to be able to live with 1 or 2 more fishes or crawfish etc

it could be from 20 - 100$


i been reasearching for like 2 days now and thoguht about

Tetra aquarium starter kit 5g and tetra 50 watt heater bundle

and i also like the

aqueon mini bow desktop aquarium kit

i think my favorite is the

Marineland Eclipse Hex 5 Fully Integrated Aquarium kit

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:49 PM   #2 
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Personally I love the marineland hex 5. I got mine with a heater of craigslist for pretty cheap. My betta Midas loves it. It's actually my avatar pic.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #3 
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The only thing is a betta cannot live with another FISH when it's in an 5 gallon. It CAN, however, live with a couple of ghost shrimp or ADFs.

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Old 11-22-2009, 08:53 PM   #4 
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And I have 4 of the 2.5 Aqueon mini bows.

Perfect size for my guys (but bigger is always better of course). Virtually no noise with the filter and enough room for a decorative cave/hiding place and a few silk plants.

Good luck :)
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:58 PM   #5 
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I have the Marineland hex also, yet i have not set it up... it is a great size for a betta :D

You could add maybe a few cory cats to it or some shrimp but i wouldnt do much else.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:59 PM   #6 
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The only thing is a betta cannot live with another FISH when it's in an 5 gallon. It CAN, however, live with a couple of ghost shrimp or ADFs.
whats adf?

is it things like crawfish , snails , crab, frogs?
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:09 PM   #7 
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whats adf?
African Dwarf Frog.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #8 
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I agree with the above. I have a 5 gallon and my boy loves it. If you'd like a community tank I would go with 10+ gallons.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:55 PM   #9 
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You could add maybe a few cory cats to it
If we are talking 5 gallons or less, there is no way I would put in any Corys. They need to be in a group of at least three or more which would be well over the stocking limit and the Betta hasn't even been added yet.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:18 PM   #10 
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I would go with the 5 gal, My babies are in a 10 gal split and they each ahvbe thier own space. I have 2 Adfs and a small Gold Mystery snail on each side.
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