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Old 01-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #1 
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So with my injured Betta in mind

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=60936

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I discovered I'm sitting on a small fortune of 40 dollars.

There's a Petco nearby my house. Any tips on what brand of filter, heater, and aquarium I can move my little into to get him to heal faster and maybe be happier then his current set-up?

Also decoration advice would be nice. I'd like something for him to rest on or hide in. My budget is 45 dollars, so, please. Cheap but Effective only.

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:40 PM   #2 
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40 dollars isn't much, but if you're frugal you can totally manage with that. I wish I had a brand name (I don't remember *lol*) but I got my ten gallon tank at petsmart for 25 dollars. It came equipped with a hood, lights, and filter...a great deal. I also got a heater for 20 dollars, and I was pretty much set! (But then there's decor to think about...)
I find petsmart much cheaper than petco if you know of one
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #3 
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Bump!

So I found a Petsmart near my house. And I've been looking into the cheap 1 gallon and 2 gallon aquariums.

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/produ...757494t400.jpg

Are these any good?

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:10 PM   #4 
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I'd get something bigger... If you have 45$, you can easily get a 10 gallon for half that rather than a 1 or 2 gallon. BTW, the petsmart links never work, they just take you to the home page.
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I'd get something bigger... If you have 45$, you can easily get a 10 gallon for half that rather than a 1 or 2 gallon.
Where though? I'm checking Petsmart online and almost all the tanks 8 gals and above are way over my budget

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BTW, the petsmart links never work, they just take you to the home page.
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What the...

I just called the Petsmart and this lady is like, "Betta's do well in cold water, and they hate lots of space. No need for a Heater and anything above a 1 gallon." I'm just sitting here, reading everything on this forum and going, "What?"

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:34 PM   #6 
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I found this, and its $24.99

It was on the website! But your right, it is the cheapest thing on there :/ I'd get this 2.5g then!
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #7 
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Now comes the heaters. I'm very new at this whole fish keeping thing. So I am sorry if I come off as annoying or anything.

It was between this:

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/produ...633353t400.jpg

and this:

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/produ...763593t400.jpg
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:58 PM   #8 
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No problem! And don't listen to anyone at petco or petsmart, I swear they're sadistic...If you want to be snarky, next time tell her all you know about bettas and watch her get uncomfortable XD I may be a jerk but I love doing that to them.
"Well, actually, bettas are tropical fish and..."
etc
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:32 PM   #9 
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Now comes the heaters. I'm very new at this whole fish keeping thing. So I am sorry if I come off as annoying or anything.

It was between this:

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/produ...633353t400.jpg

and this:

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/produ...763593t400.jpg
The fist heater, which is small and perfect for the 2.5 gallon tank, doesn't have adjustable temperature, but has the power cord inside the water and buried under the gravel, which I fear with malfunction could create an electrical surge and make a bowl of Betta Fish Stew.

The second heater I linked has an adjustable temperature, but is 50w which if I had to guess, is too much power for the small 2.5 gallon tank I am looking toward getting. But it's submersible and clings to the tank and has the power cord outside.

Decisions...

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #10 
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Did you already get a aquarium? Because I was going to suggest a Critter Keeper...usually much cheaper than tank kits. Walmart sells Tetra pre-set heaters for about $11 which will work well in a smaller tank like 2 gallons.

For decorations, just go to Michael's or the DollarStore and pick out silk plants-they're MUCH cheaper than petstore silk plants. Just make sure they aren't perfumed, glittery, or have any pieces of metal and things like that.
For a cave, a terra gotta pot from Walmart works and is under a dollar. Or you can use a mug that's been rinsed very well.
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