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Old 09-11-2010, 07:19 PM   #1 
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New Mom To Be - A few questions

Hi everyone! I just joined this forum so I wanted to share a little about myself. I'm a 21yo college student living on campus in my own room. I've kept bettas every since I was little and I absolutly love them!

I've recently purchased and set up a 10 gallon aquarium and would greatly appreciate any advice or pointers before bringing my new friend home. I'm planning on buying one male betta.




It's got a bubbler, whisper filter, and heater. Would this be a good set up for a betta?

Also, I'm in the first days of cycling the tank. Should I continue to run the filter and bubbler while cycling the tank? And I heard from another forum that bettas like alkaline water. Is this true?

Thanks again!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:28 PM   #2 
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All I can say is that your new betta will be in PARADISE. Awesome tank!!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:48 PM   #3 
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I dont believe the bubbler will be needed as bettas dont like currents. But you can leave it in there so long as it doesnt give the betta a hard time swimming around. While cycling the tank the filter must be on. The bubbler doesnt. As for water preferences, the betta will adjust to the water you have so dont mess with that.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:43 PM   #4 
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Hi Lamia, I'm a new betta mommy and new to these forums also...welcome!

Your tank is beautiful! You're betta is going to think he died and went to fishy heaven in that tank!

I have a bubbler in my tank also. If the current is too strong, just buy an adjustment valve at your local pet or fish store, that way you can adjust the amount of air coming through the tubes and make as many or as few bubbles as you like. That's what I did and my little guy loves it. I have mine set on really low and the bubbles cause no current at all. He'll actually swim through and hang out in the bubbles.

Good luck cycling your tank. I only have a 2.5 gallon so I've never been through the cycling process so I can't give any advice in that department. But from the looks of it, you're going to have one happy betta!
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:43 PM   #5 
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The betta will adjust to the water, yes. Just acclimate him slowly and I recommend making sure the tank is cycled before you put him in there.

God, in a tank like that one, I would want to live in it...
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:42 PM   #6 
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your betta is going to be sooooo happy when he see's his new home
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #7 
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Location: Canada, eh?
Wow.

That is a wonderful tank. O.o

I would want to live in there too XD

He/she's going to LOVE it in there. Absolutely LOVE it.

And everyone's already beat me to answering your questions.

But really. I love that tank!!
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #8 
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I love your tank ... Im so jelous!! GRRRRRR :D
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:46 PM   #9 
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Thanks everyone! I'll be sure to post pics once my new buddies comes home.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:18 PM   #10 
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I would add some taller plants--it's good to have areas of cover throughout all levels of the aquarium because during moments of fear your fish will still want to go to the surface for air. Taller plants will help him feel secure.

Also, if those are real sea shells, they may leach minerals into your water over time and mess with your pH, I wouldn't use them.

Running the bubbler will help encourage more bacteria growth--bacteria need aeration to live. The more, the better. You should also turn up the heat to around 83--the bacteria will reproduce faster if they are kept warm.
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