We just got back with Fishelstein's new apartment. Sure hope it cheers the little guy up some.
I cleaned everything and boiled what I could. We got it at all Petsmart. Will post some pics once he is in it. Just set it up so he wont get to venture in it until tomorrow. (I kind of did a booboo and filled it up with water that was too warm. Felt right to my hand but the little thermostat thing reads 86, so surely by tomorrow it will drop back down to room temp.)
Not liking the new heater I bought. Though it does have a control and is not preset, it has no numbers or ANYTHING on it, just the knob - so I guess you are just supposed to guess where the dial should be? Thats no good for me, but it was the only one they had for a 5 gallon tank.
Here's what all we got:
MarinelandŽ 5-gallon Crescent Aquarium System
Top FinŽ Submersible Aquarium Heaters for 5-10 gallon tanks
Seachem Alert Combo Pack
Its reading Orange 6.6 on the ph.
Top FinŽ Aquarium Thermometer Strips
a cave, some leaves, and some gravel. The leaves are really kind of too tall for the tank, but its the only silk ones they had. So thats what I went with.
I almost bought him a snail for company. They had white, black, gold, and blue Mystery Snails for .99 but, I was afraid of how to care for it? Need to read up on that a bit.
I'm pretty happy, it was less than $100.
My Mr. was trying to get me to buy an aerator. He said if we were using a filter we would need one. Is this true?
Anyway, I'm happy and just wanted to share. Thanks for all the help I've gotten the last few days. You guys are awesome.
OH - ps:
I looked at their bettas while there, hoping I might find a halfmoon. No halfmoon, almost all VT, a few CT, but they did have ONE dragonscale CT (it was evil looking) No idea what color it was, the little bowls they had them in had blue tinted water but his body looked neat. My son kept trying to get me to buy him. hahaha.
Ok, sorry for the book. Thanks for reading!