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Old 07-19-2011, 10:37 PM   #21 
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they don't look that big. x: but, sadly, people don't get the right info, so they shove a betta in there, and never do water changes but once a month or less, and their bettas die horrid deaths.
yea i know, they look small in that particular photo. i was a bit concerned at first because i put a picture up on this site and people told me it seemed to be half a gallon. but i took the measurements and found out mathematically..1.3 gallons, small but not THAT small. but i agree on the ignorance thing..i think the tank is acceptable for a person who can actually keep up with the water changes.

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Old 07-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #22 
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yea i know, they look small in that particular photo. i was a bit concerned at first because i put a picture up on this site and people told me it seemed to be half a gallon. but i took the measurements and found out mathematically..1.3 gallons, small but not THAT small. but i agree on the ignorance thing..i think the tank is acceptable for a person who can actually keep up with the water changes.
Unfortunately not many people will.

I was in Petco earlier and heard some teeny boppers talking about buying a Betta. And I quote "You just throw them in a bowl and feed them and they're good to go. They don't need anything fancy like normal fish."

Needless to say I hung around the Betta's til they left, to make sure that if they picked one up I made sure they knew that wasn't the case.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:21 PM   #23 
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Unfortunately not many people will.

I was in Petco earlier and heard some teeny boppers talking about buying a Betta. And I quote "You just throw them in a bowl and feed them and they're good to go. They don't need anything fancy like normal fish."

Needless to say I hung around the Betta's til they left, to make sure that if they picked one up I made sure they knew that wasn't the case.
those people obviously dont know anything about bettas. this makes me madd! but i really like the idea of putting it in a 10 or 20 gallon tank:)
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:33 PM   #24 
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those people obviously dont know anything about bettas. this makes me madd! but i really like the idea of putting it in a 10 or 20 gallon tank:)
Heh, I need to start stalking Petco and telling Betta buyers that Betta's require at least three gallons, so you might as well buy a 5 gallon...they eat this, this, and this, {have a full list}, that they need all of these decorations, live plants, a snail...

Basically jack them up to where their Betta is living in the utmost lap of luxury. lol
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Old 07-21-2011, 12:27 PM   #25 
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Heh, I need to start stalking Petco and telling Betta buyers that Betta's require at least three gallons, so you might as well buy a 5 gallon...they eat this, this, and this, {have a full list}, that they need all of these decorations, live plants, a snail...

Basically jack them up to where their Betta is living in the utmost lap of luxury. lol
Ahh id love to see the look on their face! Whaat hehe
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:27 PM   #26 
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I actually want that hotel as a temporarily brake from the 10 gallon.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:49 PM   #27 
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1.3 gallons is at least enough room for a small betta to swim in a little bit and if maintained well with water changes, can be a healthy home. IMO, not ideal, but if the fish is clean and fed well and acts like a happy fish then yes, that's better than many fish homes of larger dimensions...

That said, I cannot see a volume much under 1 gallon being anything but misery for a fish based on crampy space alone, and/or a PITA for the owner to never ever miss a single water change daily..
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #28 
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Hi guy sorry for butting in but im a littlke concerned now. Im planning on moving one of my males to a 12litre tank from my 90litre divided tank as he doesnt like his tankmate any more. Is my tempory 12 litre tank too small for him? It has a filter and heater. See my albums to see.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #29 
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When I read the information about that tank, they said it was 2 gallons. I'm pretty sure it's 8x8x8, but the top 2"-3" you can't fill with water I still think it looks cool.

Umbra usually makes pretty simple, functional products.

The only thing with the cube tank is won't look as nice in pictures with heater/filter wires hanging out of it. Also the limited viewing areas for the fish is a huge negative.

If I can get them cheap, I may use them as storage cubes instead of a fish tank.
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No lid is a big and common problem.
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