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Old 09-26-2010, 07:07 AM   #1 
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Tetra Crescent Aquariums

I have Sam in a Kritter Keeper at the moment. I was out auditioning pet supply stores when I came across the Tetra aquariums. They have a 3 gallon and a 5 gallon for only 10$ more. I'm tempted but have only had Sam a week sheesh. How can I justify buying him a new home? *need help with the reasons*
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:56 AM   #2 
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well, it will be more $$ but....a bigger tank is a much happer home, and will allow you to have a proper filter and heater. which would in turn cut down on the maintance you have to do. It will also give you more room to add plants and other decor to make the tank more visually appealing.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #3 
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LESS WATER CHANGES!!!! lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:10 PM   #4 
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I'm not sure how big your Kritter Keeper is, but if you can afford to spring for a bigger tank, you won't regret it once you see Sam swimming around exploring his new big environment. Longjohn never stops moving in his 5 gallon unless he's sleeping -- he goes up and down and weaves in and out of the plants and through the hole in his wood cave over and over again.

Room for more plants and decorations to make him happy, it seems easier to keep the temperature stable in a bigger tank (to me, anyway), fewer water changes... but mostly it's just nice to watch them enjoy themselves.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #5 
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I was thinking about the water changes - but would I have to lift the 5 gallon over to the kitchen sink to do the water changes?
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:09 PM   #6 
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No, not if you cycle it, and a 5 gallon is big enough to cycle. No more 100% water changes EVER!! :)
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #7 
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so the water gets siphoned out via hose to a bucket which I then dump?
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #8 
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And would this be a good heater if I got the 5 gallon tank?
http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...ariumheater15w
It's a Canadian site so prices in CAD.
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personally i always try to go with a heater and filter that have adjustment. you might not need it....but then again, you might need it lol
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:41 PM   #10 
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Suggestions for a different heater for a 5G?
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