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View Poll Results: What size is the smallest you would use for your Betta?
1 gallon 14 53.85%
5 gallon 6 23.08%
Other, please post it. 6 23.08%
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:32 PM   #11 
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I like 5 gallon tank the best also,

the above "idea" for gallon sizes and keeping the cube shape:

9x9x9 = 3.16 gallons
10x10x10 = 4.33 gallons
11x11x11 = 5.76 gallons

i was thinking about a 12H x 12L x 8W thats 4.99 gallons, the front would still look cubed also... I might make one of these one day, just dont have the funds to play around with silly ideas...
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:38 PM   #12 
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2 Gallons.
I mean, you want to decorate it too and with a 1 gallon, you usually don't have much flexibility. Also it's hard to cram a filter and heater in a 1 gallon if you had plans to. And if you have room to do a 1 gallon, you probably have room for something bigger up to 5 gallons. I know some people do a great job maintaining 1 gallons and are heated and have decor, but I just wouldn't like it doing it myself like that....that's all c:
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:39 PM   #13 
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I love your ideas for a kinder Aquablock!! It would look lovely but be so much more fish friendly! :) :)
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Old 12-16-2010, 06:55 PM   #14 
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thanks :) would be cool if they contacted me about it lol to replace the current useless penny jar model xD
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:03 PM   #15 
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I personally wouldn't do anything smaller than a 5 gallon
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:12 PM   #16 
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IMO/E-regardless of tank size- if proper care is not made/done it doesn't matter....a Betta can suffer in a big tank due to poor water quality just as in a small tank...it just may take longer in larger tanks

It differs with long term and short term as well and if it is for treatment and with some Bettas the large tank(over 10gal) can even cause more stress because of the space alone, especially when they have lived in a small container for most of their life....this is all they know after all.....

Generally, if proper care is provided for the long heavy fin Betta-they may thrive best in 1-5gal long term and short term in less

Average that can give a hobbyist a margin of error...2gal regardless of filtration-however, with the experiments that I have conducted-tanks 1gal-to-4gal need the same care as far as ammonia and DOC's build-up with a single fish, average feeding and removal of left over food after feeding.....

1-4 gallon tanks: to maintain water quality
Filtered-2-50%/week
Unfiltered-1-50% and 1-100%/week

Active growth of live plants of either stem or floating will change the dynamics and water change needs to a degree......

This is based on my opinion, experience and experiments and not necessarily this forum......
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #17 
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build this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7tq4...eature=related

but to a smaller scale!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #18 
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thats cool, but I would be worried about the betta getting trapped on that side and not being about to make it down and over and back up in time for air, though for other fish, thats awesome.
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