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Old 11-20-2010, 05:10 PM   #1 
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ex lava lamp for my betta house?

FINALLY after hours figuring out how to register on this forum....
stupid random question! lol.


so i put my betta on my old lava lamp (cleaned trust me)
and its 8 inch deep of water, about 4/5 inch wide cylinder glass.
its so cewl because i can also turn on my lava lamp light as well it can be the heater for the water.

is this ok??

ps: btw i remember back in indonesia when i was a kid looking at this long cylinder (probably 6 foot tall) for a betta house.
I asked the guy why.. and he said to train him so he can last longer underwater without oxygen.
and now i relized that fish was a fighter.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:13 PM   #2 
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Sounds too tall and skinny, and not 2.5 gallons. Try to get at least 2.5 gallons.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #3 
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The lamp part of it will literally cook your betta. So not a good idea to keep him in it. And also it is too small an area for the lil guy.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:33 PM   #4 
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Welcome to the forum :)

like others said, it's dangerous for your betta. 2.5 gallons is recommended because they easy for people to keep the water clean in. If you're short on cash and need a quick fix, you can go to walmart and buy sterlite tubs for a few dollars that would be about two gallons. The best way to figure out if it's big enough is take it home and get a cleaned gallon milk jug and see how many of those it takes to fill it up. Your betta could live in a sterlite tub so long as you keep his water clean with frequent water changes until you get enough money to upgrade him to something nicer. As for heating in that tub, you'd have to buy a heater, though I'm not sure what to recommend for a tank that size that would be relatively cheap but good enough to make sure the water temps don't fluctuate too much.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:20 PM   #5 
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its so cewl because i can also turn on my lava lamp light as well it can be the heater for the water.

is this ok??
Ever put your hand on a lava lamp that's been on for a while? Please don't do this.

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to your fish or your hand

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:21 PM   #6 
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I picked up the little Tetra heater from Walmart for about $16 and it has been working just fine in my 3 gallon Pet Keeper. It does run a little cool (76 F) but it holds that temp rock steady.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #7 
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ever put your hand on a lava lamp that's been on for a while? Please don't do this.

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to your fish or your hand
ditto!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:27 PM   #8 
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ditto!!!!!
So you've done it too? LOL!
That sucka HURT!

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #9 
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So you've done it too? LOL!

LOL - with my hand and NOT a betta!!!!
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LOL - with my hand and NOT a betta!!!!
I figured as much, me too- I'll never do it again though!
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