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Old 08-03-2011, 01:15 PM   #2101 
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I'm gonna pop around to some pet stores today and see what I can find. If I can find a bare 5 that I like I don't mind tracking down a filter that's betta friendly.

Thank you for all the advice!
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:51 PM   #2102 
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"Acrylic tanks are quite good, look good, are lighter and unfortunately.. are way more expensive :( "

HUH???? Not this one:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-5-...arium/14660258

I own three of the Hawkeye 5 gal. & LOVE them! Yes, the filter needs to be baffled, but it is a GREAT tank, IMO.

FWIW, I don't use that filter anymore. I have been slowly switching all my guys to small internal filters.

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Old 08-03-2011, 03:02 PM   #2103 
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I ended up getting the tank I originally linked. It seems like the best price and I will have plenty of time to mess with the filter before I get my fish. :)
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:08 PM   #2104 
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my betta is in :) :)

got him used to the light. he was already aclimated to the light when i went to pick him up. went into my dark lunch bag for a trip on the metro, the metro wasn't 60 celcius :). i left the lights and windows closed when he came out of the bag. did some water tests 4-8ppm ammonia, 7.0ph and 26 celsius. ive just tossed in a IAL bag in the QT, all thats not matched is the ph yet (7.6). im slowly filling his shipping bag with new water and i'll drop the water level in my 2.5 and leave the heater in the 2.5, its set at 28 celsius. the QT will go in the 2.5g.

lol forgot to mention his condition. hes in good condition, if anything a bit pale but 90% colour is in. fins look good. ive put stress coat (fin repair dose) and prime in the QT along with IAL. he looks active enough given his swimming space and responds to intruding objects in his bag.

now off to do some more acclimating. ph in the bag is now 7.2 and the ammonia is still +4ppm. id like to keep adding new water till ammonia goes to 1ppm or less but it'll take sometime. i have the time to do so but which level pf ph and ammonis can safely drop down fast?

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Old 08-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #2105 
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"Acrylic tanks are quite good, look good, are lighter and unfortunately.. are way more expensive :( "

HUH???? Not this one:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-5-...arium/14660258

I own three of the Hawkeye 5 gal. & LOVE them! Yes, the filter needs to be baffled, but it is a GREAT tank, IMO.

FWIW, I don't use that filter anymore. I have been slowly switching all my guys to small internal filters.
Not all acrylic tanks, but many or most.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:06 PM   #2106 
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got around to getting the photo for my new betta. also took a video that'll go on youtube of him. im absolutely loving him. hes more on turquoise but just some light make him green :). ive taken a bit more than 2hr to take the ammonia level to 1ppm from 8ppm and the ph is now 7.6. will keep ial in the tank. thinnk i just might put him right ion the 2.5.


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Old 08-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #2107 
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Oooh more pictures laterrr!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #2108 
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OMG nel the betta is annoying the hell out of me. i planned to put him im the 1gal from the QT. after 3 hours his tail got some new bites, back into the qt with stress coat and c'est fini. im going to put Nelliel (the new one) directly into the 2.5 with ial tea bag. just waiting for the tank to heat up to set twmp and them acclimate him to the temp. will 2 ial bags do the trick for a 2.5g?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:36 PM   #2109 
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So long as they can darken the water :)
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:40 PM   #2110 
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Nel, it could be that Nel (that doesn't sound wierd at all, now does it? O_o .... XD ) is stressed? Maybe adding a bit of that IAL to your qt tank will help. And Nelliel is beautiful~
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