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Old 12-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #1 
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Red face Bigger Tank

Okay, I'm looking for a bigger tank. I'm a beginner with fish so I need a little help finding what is best for my male betta.

The closest pet store around is Petsmart, so I have a few affordable tanks pick out there.

One: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...291&lmdn=Price
That would be the 1 gal. tank.

Two: There's also a bowl that's probably about 1.5 gal. They don't have a picture on their site, but it's just an open top.

Three: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...6&ab=fish_fc1a

Also, I'm going to get some live plants. Which ones are best for betta?

Thanks for any help in advance!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #2 
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Well, the third link isn't the tank, it's a replacement light. Eclipse's are a little more expensive than some options you have. If I had to choose between the tank or the 1.5 gallon bowl, I'd take the 2 gallon one in the first link.
I'd go with a bigger tank if you can. I know petsmart has 2.5 gallon glass tanks and you could get a lid as well for not that much. Otherwise, I'd suggest getting a 5 gallon or even 10 gallon kit from Walmart, they're like $30 - $40 and it would be much easier in the long run since you could cycle it and would only have to do partial water changes instead of 100% every couple of days with the smaller ones.
Here's links to look at as a suggestion as well.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753107
and this one would be really good if you're tight on space
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3804454

I'm not really good with plants, so I'll leave that to someone else, but I do know that anything under 2.5 gallons you will probably have a hard time with plants as they would take up some of the swimming space.

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:58 PM   #3 
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I have the betta bulbs and i'm really liking them- for a small tank like that you'd just need 1 but they tend to come in packs of several
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:06 AM   #4 
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The bigger the tank the better. You would have to clean it less often and your Betta would be happier in a bigger tank than smaller one. I would get the 2 gallon one.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:11 AM   #5 
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I agree the bigger the better if you can afford it and have the room. I have both a 5 gallon kit and a 10 gallon kit that I got from Walmart and they are great little tanks. I did switch the bulds that came with the kits out for floresant bulbs they have at Walmart to. I also have a few of the 2.5 gallon tanks that was mentioned above and they are nice to they have a glass lid that lets plenty of light in I got a tetra filter and heater from Walmart for it. As far as plants Java Fern is great for smaller tanks because it does not get to tall and does not require a lot of light, another option would be any of the Wendtii plants they come in a bronze color which is very pretty, as well as green. Once I know for sure what size tank you get I maybe able to suggest more plants. The real plants in my opinion are great for the fish and look so pretty in the tanks.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:56 PM   #6 
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Okay, thanks guys. I think I'm going to go with the 2.5 gal. I'll just clean it more often.
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