I have been reading these forums for the past week or so in preparation of getting my betta. Today I went to the store and got what I think is everything that I need to set up his tank. I bought a 10 gallon Tetra starter set aquarium. With it came:
Whisper PF 10 Filtration System
Medium Bio-Bag Filter
Hood with Fluorescent lamp
I also bought a 50 Watt Elite Submersible heater, some gravel, a shark hidey hole, a thermometer, Mater Test Kit (tests for nitrite, amonia, pH and carbon / hardness using test tubes - not strips).
I still haven't opened any of the stuff that I bought and thought it best to ask you guys if it will work or if I should return anything and get something else. Unfortunately, I live in a small city and couldn't track down the specific things that you guys were mentioning in the starting up thread. Does anyone know if that filter will be too disruptive for the fish?
This week my boyfriend is going to start doing a "fish out shrimp cycle" for me (my birthday present was "set up fish tank") and after a week or so we will probably start moving live plants in with the little guy.
I want my betta fish to be as happy as possible and really hope that all the stuff that I got today is good. The girl working at the store was like. "You don't need all of THIS stuff. Just get a little vase...." which made me really sad and wasn't informative at all.
thanks in advance!