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Old 01-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #11 
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Keeping them in smaller tanks does mean that they won't grow, but that's because it's stunting their growth...I'd get a bigger tank if possible.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #12 
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Since hes still small, you have time to get him a larger tank :) He will need bigger as he grows.
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #13 
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I agree with everyone else; It's okay for now as long as you keep with water changes but you're going to need a 5 gallon down the road. The walmart 5 gallon kit is perfect and reasonable. Just save up for it and get it when you can.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #14 
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I agree with everyone else, a 1.5 gallon is ok for a temp. tank until u find bigger.
But def. get him a 5 when u can, I love and recommend the hawkeye from walmart.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #15 
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would the Aqeon 2.5 gal be big enough? and if I get a filter, I'd prefer not to mess with cycling since I've never actually had a filtered tank, so if I just do 50% water change every week and a 100% water change every two weeks, is it even worth getting a filter or is it useless unless cycled?
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:51 PM   #16 
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I would go with 5 gallon min. with a King.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:51 PM   #17 
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I have two Aqueon 2.5's, and I just thought that Jet looked a bit cramped in there..and he's so much happier having the extra space a 5g can give him to dance around.

But the Aqueon 2.5's are excellent tanks in my opinion.
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #18 
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Once you are spending the money for a 2.5g, you might as well pay the extra $10 and get a 5g. What would you prefer, a tank that you have to clean 3x per week or a slightly lighter bank account and a roomy, 5g tank? Personally I think a 2.5g would be a bit of a waste of money in this situation, since it's not too much better than a 1.5g.

Also, filters are good to have whether the tank is cycled or not. They keep the water moving, evenly distributing oxygen and heat.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:13 PM   #19 
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Ok, then I'll look for a 5 gal. but without being cycled, will the filter actually clean the water at all? if all it does would be moving the water around, can I just get an aerator?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:29 PM   #20 
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Just cycle the 5 gal. It's inevitable and will happen on its own anyways. It really is not at all complicated. Maintaining an uncycled 5 gal will be a PITA.
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