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Old 11-02-2011, 08:36 PM   #1 
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A good 2.5 gallon?

I'm in the market for a good 2.5 gallon, preferably a kit. The budget is looking like $50 as the max......any suggestions?

Could you also recommend a good heater for the aforementioned tank size?

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #2 
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I am kind of partial to the Petco 2g Hex. For a heater I would use one of the 7.5w under gravel ones.. Myself I dont need one in this tank since I have it at work & I have it slid against my dell so the water stays right at 80 degrees
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #3 
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3 Gallon Kritter Keeper;
http://www.petco.com/product/12031/P...t=OnSiteSearch
$9

Filter;
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...2355&lmdn=Size
(I've used it in the Kritter Keeper and fits nice in the corner. If you face the out-take to the width side, it'll keep flow on that portion, so the fish can escape the current.)
$11

Heaters I am not sure about, that's for someone else. I'm just beginning to look at heaters myself, so I don't know of any brands specifically to suggest! But you'll probably spend $20 on a good quality heater.

That equals $40! Gives you $10 extra for whatever else you like.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #4 
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Or, just my opinion...

5 gallon with hood, light, and filter;
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-5-...arium/14660258
$26

Then the $20-ish heater...

You're right at the $50 mark, and TWICE the size, plus a lot nicer of a set-up. Just a thought...!
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:07 PM   #5 
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Anything under 5 gallons for a heater I would recommend Elite Mini Submersible 25w heater. Adjustable heaters are always a plus.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #6 
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Anything under 5 gallons for a heater I would recommend Elite Mini Submersible 25w heater. Adjustable heaters are always a plus.
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i have this 2.5 gal: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls

it doesn't come with anything else, but at $13, it's a nice deal. it's made of glass, which is probably why it's more expensive than a kritter keeper. if it doesn't matter to you whether it's glass or plastic, i'd go with a KK.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #7 
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i have this 2.5 gal: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls

it doesn't come with anything else, but at $13, it's a nice deal. it's made of glass, which is probably why it's more expensive than a kritter keeper. if it doesn't matter to you whether it's glass or plastic, i'd go with a KK.
I think this is a great option for a 2.5 galon... just add a cheap sponge filter and some decoration!
It does come with something... a lid to keep your betta's air nice and humid!
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #8 
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2753107
Goldfish starter tank but should work just as well. :3
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #9 
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i have this 2.5 gal: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...26amp%3B+Bowls

it doesn't come with anything else, but at $13, it's a nice deal. it's made of glass, which is probably why it's more expensive than a kritter keeper. if it doesn't matter to you whether it's glass or plastic, i'd go with a KK.
I have 3 of those tanks.. There pretty good for the money & they look better then KK's imo. They dont have openings stock for cords for filter or heater though.

Ultimately OP why do you want 2.5g? is it based on an area that your going to keep it? if so we may be able to find other sizes that will work well that will fit in your dimensions.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:39 PM   #10 
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I have 3 of those tanks.. There pretty good for the money & they look better then KK's imo. They dont have openings stock for cords for filter or heater though.
i agree, i really like the look of it over a KK, which is why i chose it. haha the only thing is the lack of openings for cords, but i haven't had a problem so far with keeping the lid on the cord of my heater. i just keep a close eye on it.
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