Hi everyone! Sorry i haven't been on much! Well ther 17 gallon and 20 gallon were a bit too much work for me and i didnt want to give improper care to my fish so im selling them, and i refuse to use the 1 gallon as it is INSANELY small for a fish. So i decided to get something small so it would be easy to manage and saw a nice 1.5 gallon at petsmart and bought it. Surprisingly it is a lot bigger compared to the 1 gallon despite the only difference being 1/2 gallon.
Anyways it is a Tetra Water Wonders tank (link here: http://www.petco.com/product/102093/...arium-Kit.aspx
) and i will definitely buy a small heater for it soon. I am using sand as a substrate for the first time so i would love some tips for care on that since i have always just used gravel. (I am not getting my new boy or girl for a few months which is when i move to vegas. so i will get it just before i move and then transport him/her in their cup and when we get to the house set the tank up a.s.a.p)
Sorry for the long paragraph but anyways here are my main questions:
For a filtered and heated 1.5 gallon tank, how large and how often should i do water changes at a minimum?
Anything i should know about using sand as a substrate?
Should i use the air pump it comes with? (i dont think i will being as bettas are labrynth fish but i'd like to know others' opinions)
How often should i change the filter cartrige?
And last but not least: Does anyone have a suggestion for a heater i should use for such a small tank? Yes, i know heating anything under 2 gallons is hard but if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. '