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Old 01-29-2011, 05:03 PM   #1 
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broke college student looking for some help

hey guys! I'm looking to give my Marbles a nicer home. He's currently in a 1gal, and I do my best to keep him happy as a clam there, and he seems to be, but its just so cramped! I want to upgrade him to a 2.5 gallon.

Unfortunately I don't have much money so I'm looking to spend no more than $40. Ive been looking at petco because its the closest to my college, and these are my options. I just wanted a couple of opinions on which would be better for my boy pleeease?

heres the options...I can either get a whole set, and I was looking at this one:
http://www.petco.com/product/113978/...t=OnSiteSearch

or I'll get a $12 2.5gal generic regtangular tank, and a filter. The filter I plan on getting I'm alright with already, as I had one a while back that just got used to death. It's pretty reliable so I'm good with that...I guess I'm more looking for reviews on the link above?

Thank you!!!

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:58 PM   #2 
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I think the one in the link looks great! If you're looking to spend a little less money, many people use the Kritter Keepers. They come in many sizes and people have been able to make them look amazing. And they're pretty cheap :)

I'm a college student also and some how managed to find a good kit that was cheaper than I expected. But I would totally recommend a 2.5gal kritter keeper or that link seems like a really great deal.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:01 PM   #3 
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thanks c4talys7...I'm also wondering if anyone here has actually owned it? I'd like to know if it does appear to have a good deal of swimming room.

I looked at kritter keepers but I'm not a fan of the aesthetic aspect of it. I know beggars can't be choosers but those would honestly be my last resort. Thanks though =)
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:07 PM   #4 
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I prefer the 2.5 rectangular myself since it seems to provide more swimming room. You wouldn't have to buy a hood, just leave the water level low enough so he couldn't jump out. And use a desk lamp for lighting. Don't forget a heater if you don't already have one :) Good luck with your new tank!
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:34 PM   #5 
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thanks for the input puppyrjjkm!
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:48 PM   #6 
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i keep most of mine in 2.5 Kritter Keepers. for Cup, i took the lid off, and am using a divider as a lid. xD the one i use is only $10, at that. xD
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:57 PM   #7 
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luimeril: that sounds great, but I also have to factor in a filter because I can't do too many water changes due to...well...college. Good price for the keeper though!
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:06 PM   #8 
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i'm sure you can ghetto-rig a filter onto the side, especally if you don't use the lid it comes with. you could use the mesh people use for dividers as a lid, instead. :3
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:10 PM   #9 
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true true...thanks for the input =)
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:33 PM   #10 
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OR - you can go to fish.com & get a 5 gal. kit for $14.99 (plus shipping, of course):

http://www.fish.com/item/aquatic-edg...-5-gal/701002/

Comes with everything except the gravel & heater. Heck, it even comes with the background!!! The only color they have left, though, is the blue.
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