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Old 07-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #11 
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30 - 60 pounds when filled, 10 or less when not filled. Depends whats in it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:03 PM   #12 
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One of my 5 gallon tanks is on a microwave stand and the other is on a solid wood end table.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:08 PM   #13 
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five gallons of water weighs a little more than 41 pounds
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:32 PM   #14 
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Awesome, thanks! I don't think I'll be able to put it on my bookshelf, but since my parents are so graciously buying the tank, I think I can find an inexpensive TV stand-type thing at a second-hand furniture store which would work.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:59 PM   #15 
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Walmart has a 5gal aquarium kit for $30.
You could use the extra $20 for decorations or a table!
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:14 PM   #16 
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Do you live near Walmart? That's the cheapest place to buy a 5 or 10 gallon with hood. I'd buy a heater and a master test kit from Dr.s Foster and Smith though.

Here's the heater page you should buy from:http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...m?pcatid=21323

Master Test Kit page: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=4454

other nice items to have:

Tetra safe start to speed up a fishless cycle (using either lower doses of ammonia or the piece-of-shrimp/fish method): http://www.petblvd.com/cgi-bin/pb/TTR77960.html

Powerstrip with timer. I'm gonna get one of these so that I don't forget and leave the lights on at night. XD http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...m?pcatid=11379

The rest like water conditioner, aquarium salt, and a thermometer you probably already have. =]
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #17 
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I do have a water conditioner, but I've seen some "specially for bettas" conditioner...would it be better to use that? The water conditioner I have is almost empty so I need to buy more anyway, so I figure maybe I should use that...
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:37 PM   #18 
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Go to Petsmart right now. They have a 10 gallon tank with a hood, light, and filter for $24.99 if a petperks member or $30 if not. It is an AWESOME deal, and your fish would love you! Just make sure you get a heater! :)
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #19 
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a 5 gallon tank usually around 15lbs to 20lbs
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:05 AM   #20 
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I would LOVE a ten-gallon tank, unfortunately, my apartment complex won't allow anything bigger than five gallons without paying a $300 non-refundable deposit, which I definitely cannot afford. Although I may invest in that ten-gallon for the future...eventually I'll be living in my own house and can have whatever tanks I want!
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