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Old 10-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #11 
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I do not recommend the second tank Tisia recommended. It's a pain to do water changes on and is very unstable. I have a betta in it right now and I hate that tank.

all the other tanks seem to be really nice and I have never experienced them, but they looks to be easier.

I know your wife doesn't want rectangular, but I've found this tank to be convenient size and somewhat cute: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Aqua...-Pets/10291810
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:29 PM   #12 
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yeah, figure out what kind of deco she'd like (if you don't already know) and point out how much more of it she'd be able to put into a bigger tank. you'd probably only be able to put like 1 little plant into a vase which is rather boring I think
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:39 PM   #13 
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http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr

this one she would probably like if she is sold on they need smalll tanks.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM   #14 
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if she don't want rectangular, i suggest this tank:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr

i have the 3 gallon version, and while i don't like it too much, your wife might. the colored led lights might seal the deal(i had an HMPK in it when i first got it, and he LOVED the red and gold lights. :3)
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:29 PM   #15 
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Ah marriage. :P I think your idea of showing her a lit and planted tank is a good one. Once someone sees how pretty they are under lighting, they'll want that. Or at least I do. A vase just isn't the same. Go for the wow factor, she'll want it. If you can get her to view a video, here's one of my planted 5 gallons with my betta, Logan. It's very relaxing. :) Good luck!
http://www.youtube.com/user/vaygirl?.../7/gvt3ydPj0XA
This is Walmart's 5 gallon Hawkeye.
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Old 10-01-2011, 04:52 PM   #16 
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I'd recommend the PETCO Hex 2 gallon tank! It comes with a filter (it can be baffled if it's too strong for the betta) and it has enough room in the top for a heater wire to come out. It has bright LEDs for day and night modes too! Also...it's a unique shape for her desk =]

http://www.petco.com/product/113933/...t=OnSiteSearch

Sorry if I sound too enthusiastic xD I love this tank and I have a feeling many others in this forum do too
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:48 PM   #17 
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Just go tell her the fish will die,the fish like big tank or just show her THE WEBSITE!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:33 PM   #18 
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yeah, figure out what kind of deco she'd like (if you don't already know) and point out how much more of it she'd be able to put into a bigger tank. you'd probably only be able to put like 1 little plant into a vase which is rather boring I think
I agree with this! If there's anything I've learned about bettas it's that they're addictive. I'm sure she'll realize before long that she will want to put more in the tank (be it plants or decor or fish) but it'll be impossible with such a tiny tank. (I've got my guy in a 2g right now and I already can't wait to upgrade).
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:34 PM   #19 
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It was mentioned in another thread, but they have 2 gallon giant, thick, cookie jars with a lid at Wal-Mart. I got one for like 10 bucks to hold one of our bettas over now.

It's cheap, easy, round, durable, and when she comes to her senses and wants to upgrade to a bigger tank, you have a cookie jar/flour holder. So it's win-win.

edit: Obviously we all know not to put the lid on lol.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:34 PM   #20 
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um, i don't know if this will upset anyone, i just want to say, i see no issues with keeping a betta in a LARGE vase, as long as it's clean, you feed it, and it has someplace for him to hise and is planted and stuff. i just see no issues.
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