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Old 03-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #1 
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Question Their Water

What are you suppose to do to their water before you put it in their tank
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #2 
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Treat the water from the tap with water conditioner and match the temperature as close as possible to the old tank water.

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:30 PM   #3 
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What should the normal temperature be at?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:18 PM   #4 
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For Betta fish they need water temps at 76*F to I believe 82*F. They're tropical fish and can die in temps lower than that. Or be very, very sluggish. Do you have a heater?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:15 AM   #5 
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I don't even have a betta yet or any fish. I really want 1 but i want to make sure that i can take care of them.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:23 AM   #6 
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Yes..a heater is a must.

Purchase the biggest tank you can afford. A 2.5G unflitered is much better than a 1G kit that comes with a filter (and sometimes the prices aren't that far off eachother) Do some price comparisons.

It's great you're doing research BEFORE you buy :) Always nice to see!
Any questions, ask away...lots of nice folks around here to offer advice.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:29 AM   #7 
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I am already doing alot of price comparisons because I want a 10g.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #8 
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10G is a great choice. The kits are fairly priced and can come with almost everything you need. It's also a great starter size because it can be easily cycled and maintained..

How exciting for you :)
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:59 AM   #9 
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Ya I have been looking at a Top Fin 10g starter kit. I have also been looking at lots of other items and accesories.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:14 PM   #10 
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Nice to see someone researching and asking questions before getting their fish.
A 10G would be a nice tank,the larger the tank the more forgiving it is for a beginner (for water quality issues).Plus if you are going to use it for a Betta,you can then have room to add other tank mates or divide it and add another Betta (or two ).

Good luck and keep asking any questions you need to know.

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