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Old 12-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #1 
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Cool Just an introduction.

Hi gang,
My names Matt and i live in Kentucky. I recently discovered this site and found it to be pretty interesting. I have owned several bettas before so this should be pretty cool. Today i decided to get back into Bettas. I purchased a blue/green VT Betta at walmart today. I also bought a 1.5 Gallon tank to start out. I know they could use a bigger tank but at the moment its what i got and its brand new. I will upgrade as time goes on but for now this is what i got. I currently am letting the tank circulate for 24 hours before putting my betta in. I used a few drops of Jungle Start Right in the water since it is such a small tank. I also made sure to rinse the tank, gravel and plastic plants well before installing. So this is where i am as of now. I need to pick up a thermometer for the tank and look around for a small heater. As of now hes in the warmer room of the house so temp should be fine. But id still like to have a heater so im gonna look for one. Im going to try and find a small heater for the tank. I also need a fish net but all in time. I will try to post some pictures of my boy but bare with me because hes still stuck in the horrid walmart bowl I might look into getting back my 48 Gallon fish tank from my aunt if she isnt using it. It was a very nice tank. Would that be too large? Anyways i will post pictures ASAP. Also any ideas for a name for my betta? Thanks -Matt
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:59 PM   #2 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. We're looking forward to seeing pics of your betta. A 1.5 will be just fine until you can upgrade.
You'll have quite a few options with a 48 gallon tank.

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Old 12-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forum! A 48G isn't too big, just make sure that you have it heavily planted and lots of hiding places for him so he feels comfortable. Is Jungle Start Right a water conditioner? You'll need water conditioner, it helps keep your betta safe from the diff chemicals and such in your tap water. I use Aqua. It sounds like you know your stuff and you're off to a great start! I also use some aquarium salt, it gives them electrolytes. I got a huge carton at Petsmart for $5. I can't wait to see pictures of him! The two that I bought from Walmart had no color because they were both very stressed and now they have SO much color. So I'm sure yours will brighten up in coloring. When you post pictures up, if a name comes to mind, I'll let you know. Good luck!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. Hes got ALOT of color now and im having trouble catching him and his awesome colors. When i can snap a shot ill post it. Yes Jungle Start Right is a conditioner. I almost forgot and then i went back and grabbed a bottle. Its been a while and i picked up everything just today so i might have some more stuff to get but as a start i think im doing alright lol.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:17 PM   #5 
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alright here are some pictures:



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He's very pretty!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #7 
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He's very pretty!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #8 
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He's gorgeous. I love blue/green Betta's it's almost like the perfect combo.
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:47 PM   #9 
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I think i might name him Titan. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-19-2009, 08:50 PM   #10 
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Titan's a cute name. I have a CT with the same coloring and I called him Eclipse. He's very cute!
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