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Old 12-04-2010, 10:11 AM   #1 
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Tank for Drax?

Since I can never make a choice for myself...

Walmart
PetCo
PetSmart

Tank Brands

Medicines

Water Conditioner

Foods

Heater

Price Range... As Cheap as possible. Saw a PERFECT tank for about 60$ and my parents just ... laughed.

Any Tank Brands in the 5Gal range that have some things thrown into it? Like a heater, Temp Gauge...

Dad. "Why bother, these fish DIE in a week anyway."

Mom. "It's... just a fish. Everyone says they like small puddles."

I have such wonderful parents who really know how to help out when you develop a new interest or hobby to help relieve stress... and they bother wonder why I need so much medication. They prefer to sweep things under the rug then DO anything. A fish is relaxing to me, but my parents don't want to have to help me set things up because it takes up THEIR precious time XP. Even if that time is ONE Day to get supplies and then I'll do the rest. Oh SUCH an INCONVENIENCE this fish is! Just one day, then I'll do all the weekly cleanings and mom just has to drop a few food things in daily... such a chore for 2 weeks till I come home for Winter Break.

Sorry... just they sometimes get on my nerves and I like ranting...

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #2 
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Um...

Nevermind going to get stuff now.
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #3 
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Well you can definetly get the perfect tank for under $60 :) Depending on size with determine the price. But here is a 5 gallon (really a perfect size for a betta) with a filter as well as light. Many members here have one and love it! It is sold out now due to it's low price on cyber monday, but it's originally $25 or $30 I believe. Also Petsmart has a 10 gallon glass tank + hood combo for $30 I think, but it goes on sale occassionally. Then you would just have to buy a heater (and filter if you use one). I have the 10 gallon setup and love it! Walmart has another 5 gallon setup that sells in store for $32 with tank, hood, and filter. I would recommend that one too. As for water conditioner, I use Tetra's water clarifier, comes in large yellow bottles.

Here is the link for the Walmart 5 gallon.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-5-...arium/14660258
Other 5 gallon Walmart, first is without heater, 2nd is with heater.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Aqua...-Pets/12177653
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-5-Ga...undle/13228131
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #4 
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Go to some thrift shops and goodwill type shops.....often you can pick up compete setup for under $10.00

Or even craigs list.....
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:12 PM   #5 
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Hehehehehehehehehe

http://www.marineland.com/sites/Mari...=3092&mid=3227

Found it at PetSmart and got all other stuff so spent around 80$. *Blushes* I had to give up one Christmas gift but honestly I didn't really want a trench coat, I have one just it was from a thrift store. Besides this way I can get a separator and have two 5Gal tanks and have more Betta's like one side females haha. and have Community Fish on both sides OH THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN!

So um... *Has all parts sorta together*
Do I clean everything? How do I clean everything? How long till Drax can be in his new home? ... Scratch that... his new MANSION XD
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #6 
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I cycled my 5 gallon tank with the betta at the same time. 6 months later my betta is thriving. You don't need to "clean" anything aside from rinsing gravel.

Long as the temperature is up to par and you have conditioner in water he should be fine.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:24 PM   #7 
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Rinse everything that is going to be in the tank down with hot hater and rinse the gravel till it runs clear to get rid of dust, then set it up fill it up and you are good
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:47 PM   #8 
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Nice tank!!! Keep us posted, I love hearing how Drax is doing! :D
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:37 PM   #9 
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Decided that I'm not going to Gravel the bottom aside from just a few things. (Forgot to get Gravel)

Here is a picture of the Tank now Cycling for the next 24hrs... Can't I just put him in now!!!!! UGH The water is at 80F the water treated MEH!

If the Water is clean! Why can't I just put him in! *Flails*





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Old 12-04-2010, 02:45 PM   #10 
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Nice tank! I'm sure Drax will love it too!

Just FYI...your tank won't cycle in a day unless you have taken filter media from an establiashed tank...cycling on your own can take over a month to do. You can put your betta in right now and cycle the tank with him in it.
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