Originally Posted by camerafreak
I have been searching this site for about 2 weeks now and I keep seeing that multiple products are great. I am looking for the best products out there! I am ready to turn my horrible betta mom habits into FANTASTIC betta mom habits. I am just needing your help to do this. What are your ideas on the best water conditioner, pellets, test kits, and aquarium salt (if there is a best kind of aquarium salt lol.) I plan on going to PETCO tomorrow since my new betta will be here soon.
Top Fin and Marineland are the brands I find myself going back to a lot..
I'd stay away from all things Tetra as far as heaters, etc go though. Ive had such awful luck witht their stuff :s
For food, people on this site seem to really love Hikari Betta pellets, I hear theyre tasty (lol) and help ith coloration. I have some tetra (I know...) brand pellets, and theyre actually great too.
For conditioner, eh.. Theyre almost all the same stuff, essentially ^~^; I guess find one that suits your tank needs best (Like, dont get one you measure for 1 drop per 20 gallons in a 5 gallon tank lol :P)
I use API aquarium salt, it comes in smallish milk-box looking things and seems to do just dandy.
Test kits..ummm.. Depends on what youre testing? Ive heard strips can be innacurate :c I use them, but dont test my ammonia with them. I use a brand PetSMART sells, but PetCO doesnt. I have an API kit for ammonia and its great. Ive seen lots of other memebers with the master kits from API, too. :D
Good luck on your better-betta-mama hunt <3