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Old 12-28-2010, 11:20 AM   #1 
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14 Gallon Aqueon

Hello everyone, I'm new here and am excited to get into the world of Betta fish!

I recently purchased a 14 gallon Aqueon starter kit complete with heater and filter for $47, a steal considering it was once $97. It wasn't listed on the Petco website but all the components were.

Has anyone had any previous experience with a kit like this? It came with the 50 watt Aqueon heater (http://www.petco.com/product/102603/Aqueon-Submersible-Aquarium-Heaters.aspx?) and the 100 GPH Power Filter (http://www.petco.com/product/102601/...r-Filters.aspx). Do you think that this tank should be a good match for housing 2-3 Betta Fish?

Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:50 AM   #2 
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You could do divided for 3-4 males or a female sorority with 7 or so. I would do a sorority, they are fun!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:11 PM   #3 
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I saw another user on here who bought the same kit, I think I'm going to use it for my first Betta right now, Eustice.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:15 PM   #4 
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Oh~ you already have one? Too bad~ I'd soooo do a sorority! But if your only getting one in a 14 gallon tank I'd add in some pygmy cories :3
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:20 PM   #5 
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Well, I just bought that one recently too. I had to return the heater to Petco because it didn't work. But they did replace the heater with another one and it works just fine. Just have a thermometer inside to see the temperature. The Quiet Flow has a high current but the 14 gallon is for the mollies. For a betta fish, you might want to stuff the filter with one of those aquarium sponges to slow down the flow rate. Good luck with the tank.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:25 PM   #6 
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I got that tank too a few weeks ago :) It has worked wonderfully for my sorority. To stifle the filter flow I have taken a vine of silk plants and laid it right underneath... and that breaks it up enough for them. I don't have experience with it and male bettas though, sorry.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:38 PM   #7 
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How do you think the cories would fare in the tank with my Betta?
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:00 PM   #8 
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Nice, I just bought me this exact same kit like 3 hours ago. 39.99. Came to a little over 45 bucks after taxes which is a steal. The only thing it needs is the gravel if one plans to add live plants like I plan on doing.

My Betta is gonna enjoy his new digs soon as he is about to be xferred from his 5.
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How long should the cycling take for the tank to be habitable? I'm curious as to when I can add my Betta.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:32 PM   #10 
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My betta will be going in soon as tank temp hits 78.

Don't overfeed and do partial water changes, I plan on doing 10pct changes or so once or twice a week.
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