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Old 05-26-2010, 03:15 PM   #1 
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Building a Tank

Ok well first of all i would like to say Hi! Iím new and am in need of some help.
So Iím building a fish tank and have done math and have figured out that the tank gal will be around 2.5. I was thinking of putting a smaller Betta into this tank. The tank is designed to fit into a computer case but is basically a rectangle. I was wondering now that i have figured out that it might be a tad too small for a betta if it would be ok? The tank is big enough for a medium sized low flow filter so there are no currents in the water.
My question will my betta be ok? If I get one that is, I want it to be very happy.
 
 
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I would also like to add It will have a heater.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:26 PM   #3 
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OMG, are you building a macquarium??? :D *cheeeeze* Love 'em.

Oh, btw, it sounds ok to me, but my question is accessibility. Can you easily get to the top to do water changes weekly?

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:39 PM   #4 
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Yes and its like a macquarium but better, and yes in the case I am cutting a hole specifically for tank cleaning.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #5 
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Dude this sounds AWESOME!!! Post pics when you're done ok? =]
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:49 PM   #6 
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I will can't wait i should be complete within two week and I will. But can anyone give advice if I should keep a betta mostlikly will be a female as they dont get as big.
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Actually, some females can get BIGGER than males-just because it's a female doesn't mean it's not going to be big. And some males can stay tiny, as well.
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Oh, yeah, it sounds fine to me. People on here with experience keep them in smaller, unfiltered tanks successfully. I personally did. The one point that's made over and over and over is the importance of pretty frequent water changes. There are stickys posted on the care forum and disease forum as I recall that tell all about setups.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:03 PM   #9 
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Thanks guys, realy helpfull I didnt start reserching stuff untill I bought everything derf lol. So I was scared that I had just wasted bunch of cash lol.

Btw do the dimentions matter because its a deep tank and some what narrow about 6in will that be ok?
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OH! You're making it out of the CPU?
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