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Old 01-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Is this bowl too small?

My mom picked this bowl up for me and she told me it was just the right size. I told her it was to small, but she didnt believe me! It is a 1 gallon bowl and I dont think many plants could fit in this bowl and if any, only one. I need answers from people to show my mom, so please comment!
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:46 PM   #2 
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Bigger is better!
That 1 gallon bowl will need at least 2 100% water changes a week, so if you want less hassle, get a bigger size :p
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #3 
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Things are easier with size, 5 gallon example is much better, I'm experimenting with that one gallon size right now and not the beginner size please. Will pass on my monthly findings. Meanwhile go bigger !
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #4 
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A 1g is okay if you keep up with the cleaning. A heater is #1 right now though. Return it and get a 2 g and a heater :)
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #5 
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I keep my male bettas in 2.5g tanks and my females share a 10g tank. The 1g could work if you are committed to doing LARGE WCs every day.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #6 
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I only use 1g as temp tanks, or for sick fish. Your Mom could keep the 1g, but you'd have to get a larger tank eventually. She could return it, spend a few dollars more and get a bigger tank you won't have to upgrade :)

From one Mom to another... (I'm 27 with two children) please just get the right tank the first time and save yourself some money/headache. I bought 1g tanks, then 1.5g, then 2.65g and now I have 3.3g tanks. If I would have just bought the 3.3g tanks the first time, I would have saved so so much money. 1g tanks are the minimum, and small. Water gets dirty faster and it's more work to clean them. They also have no room for any real decorations. Please remember this is the water that this fish will be urinating and dropping feces in, the more water the better!
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:33 AM   #7 
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Dahvie started out in a 1 gallon and I honestly didn't like it. He seemed unhappy and I knew that with a heater (which is NEEDED) he wouldn't have much room left and I wouldn't be able to put pretty decorations in it.

I upgraded to a 2.5 gallon and now Dahvie is very happy and has a couple of plants in with him a filter and soon a heater :)
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:53 AM   #8 
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Minimum 2.5 is what you want to shoot for.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:50 AM   #9 
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It's a bit on the small size. A 2.5 gallon would be much better, and they aren't that much more expensive.
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #10 
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And you can make them look just as decorative! After plants and that are added, a 1 gallon = 3/4 gallon of swimming space. But I still think it's fine for those bettas afraid of large spaces and sick betta. I actually just upgraded Bowser to my 2.5 gal and he has since been much happier!
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