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Old 09-27-2010, 07:30 PM   #1 
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Best 5-Gallon Aquarium Kit for bettas?

Looking for advice on the best kit on the market (the 5-gallon hawkeye at Walmart is sold out) for bettas, ideally from users with experience on said tanks. :) Currently looking at the 5-gallon mini-bows or the 5-gallon eclipses... Never having purchased a real aquarium before, (currently have a 2.5gal critter carrier with heater) I don't know which brands are most reliable. I'm also planning to grow some live plants, and would like to know which aquarium kit comes with the best light for such. Also working in a poor-college-student budget!
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:36 PM   #2 
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Not sure what the hawkeye aquarium at Walmart is, but they have a regular 5 gallon glass aquarium set-up for $30. It comes with the tank, hood, light, filter and filter cartridge. The only thing needed is the heater. This is the tank I currently have for Taco.

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Old 09-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #3 
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Dosen't really matter...to the betta it's all the same. I use the 5 gallon one from Walmart to breed my fish and raise fry till either week 3 or 4 then they go to the growout. The filter works great. Highly reccomended.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:31 PM   #4 
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So I can buy a regular, plain-old glass aquarium via walmart? None of those impractical commercial brands?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:35 PM   #5 
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Yep, this is it:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-5-Ga...undle/13228131

^^ That one shows the bundle that includes the heater. The one in stores is $30, and doesn't include the heater, which you'll need to purchase seperately.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #6 
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I was thinking of getting that and dividing it in 2 for my 2 new bettas because that would be 2.5 gallons. It's better than the cheese puff containers there in right now. Would that be too small?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:39 PM   #7 
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It would give them 2.5 gallons, and if you added a heater, it would be filtered and heated, and that is definitely more ideal than a small bowl. So I don't see a problem with that at all.
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Are there any decent acrylic models? I'm kind of leery with getting a glass one, as I do do some moving several times a year (dorm-home)
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:49 PM   #9 
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It would give them 2.5 gallons, and if you added a heater, it would be filtered and heated, and that is definitely more ideal than a small bowl. So I don't see a problem with that at all.
k thanks I'll try and get to walmart soon. I already have a heater for it.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:51 PM   #10 
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I am wanting the Aqua Culture 5 or 10 gallon tank from walmart. It comes with the tank, a hood with lights, a filter with extra media, water conditioner, and sample food for 29.99(5 gallon) and 36.99(10 gallon)

the 55 gallon is 126 bucks and comes with a digital thermometer. lol i just thought that was neat. i wouldnt get a 55 gallon tank... haha
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