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Old 02-18-2011, 02:25 PM   #1 
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Is this tank suitable?

Hi guys,

I have a 10 gallon tank of the standard oblong shape that I have used to keep small critters in. It has a "Zilla" reptile mesh lid like this:



I was wondering, if I was to thoroughly clean this out using an aquarium-safe cleaner, then added a filter, heater, desk lamp, thermometer, gravel and decor this would be okay for a Betta to live in?

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #2 
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That sounds perfect!
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #3 
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That sounds perfect!
Brilliant!

I just got back from Petco with a Whisper 10i filter, an Aqueon 50W submersible heater, a tank thermometer, some silk plants (which I will eventually replace with real when I read up more on them) and one real plant called "Egeria densa (Anacharis)". The staff member told me it could just float around and didn't need a substrate to grow in, but it didn't provide much cover so I opted to buy some silk plants too.

I already have gravel, a hiding place, water conditioner, pH 7.0, Betta food, freeze-dried bloodworms, a cleaning sponge and a gravel cleaner. Do you think I'm all set?

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It sounds like you've got everything you need. Good job.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #5 
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It sounds like you've got everything you need. Good job.
Thank you! I really appreciate the help. :)

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You're welcome. =)
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #7 
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It sounds perfect. I am planning on doing the same thing soon. :]
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:36 PM   #8 
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You don't need the ph adjuster (the PH 7). A stable ph is MUCH safer than using chems - the fish will adjust to your ph.
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I have anacharis in my tank, you can plant it or let it float. I have mine planted, and it grows up very nicely. Just thought I'd add that for an option
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brilliant!

I just got back from petco with a whisper 10i filter, an aqueon 50w submersible heater, a tank thermometer, some silk plants (which i will eventually replace with real when i read up more on them) and one real plant called "egeria densa (anacharis)". The staff member told me it could just float around and didn't need a substrate to grow in, but it didn't provide much cover so i opted to buy some silk plants too.

I already have gravel, a hiding place, water conditioner, ph 7.0, betta food, freeze-dried bloodworms, a cleaning sponge and a gravel cleaner. Do you think i'm all set?

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nope your missing the most important thing

the fishy :)
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