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Old 04-07-2012, 02:53 PM   #21 
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Glass doesn't change much from either of those options save for aesthetics, really.
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yeah but a real fishtank just looks better
Pretty sure that nearly exactly what I said...
My point here is that your strongly stated rule that you NEED a fish tank is a personal choice. If its not actually going to harm the fish there's not really any reason to go around telling people off for their personal choice. Sure, it may not be the way you keep your fish, but if it works for them & isn't hurting the fish then what's the point.

Aaaaanyway, NOT the point of the thread so I'm moving along.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #22 
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bettas should probably have a minimum of 12inches height in their tank

those sterlite things look like crap for a fish tank.

you need a _fish tank_ not some plastic container where you put junk
I like how they look. I use them not only for housing but for spawning and raising fish. They are cheap, effective, and I prefer them over glass tanks.
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12" isnt that high.
http://i.imgur.com/16qOH.jpg
To a heavy finned fish that originates from very shallow water, it is.

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There is nothing wrong with using plastic bins to house Bettas. Many people use them as a cheaper and lighter alternative to regular aquariums. If you buy them brand new (so nothing possibly toxic has been inside) and wash it out good then you are good to go.
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if you say so, but i think a container for storing odds and ends isnt what you should be putting a fish in.

it's ugly and i think if you are going to keep a pet you can atleast spend a few bucks on a real aquarium. if i was a breeder or needed a hospital tank [mine is a 1.5 gal acrylic tank] i might consider it.
Say that to my very nice breeding fish and growing fry.
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yeah but a real fishtank just looks better. and it's designed to keep fish.

sure the animal will survive in a container that's made for keeping junk and odds and ends. if you cant afford 35 bucks [or less] for a tank you shouldnt be in this hobby. lets face reality here.

if you're a breeder and you have a lot of fish around, fine i understand it.
The aquarium hobby is expensive but there are ways to get around it. Your opinion really doesn't matter when it comes to facts. Bettas originate from shallow water and it's difficult for them to get to the surface with long fins if the tank is too high. Sterilite tubs can be just as effective and good looking as a regular tank IMO.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #23 
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #25 
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #26 
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #27 
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Well... This is something to come back to alright.

I apparently have some effect on people as my threads keep turning into debates.

I went out and got a 4 gal tank that's 7" tall. I'm gonna try it out and see how I like the depth. Never had anything this shallow before.

I'll update soon with pics.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #28 
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Thanks Tako, that's what I figured.

Getting the tanks set up in a bit for my two new guys. Unfortunately my heater crapped out on me so I need two new ones instead of just one.

Can anyone recommend a good heater for a 3-5 gallon and one for a 10 gallon? I don't mind if it's online or in a store. Would appreciate something less expensive since the expensive ones I've been buying tend to die. :-/

Might make a separate thread for heater questions.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #29 
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no it isnt. i dont even think you know what 12 inches is if you say that.

I'm not being rude. i just said that steralite containers are meant for keeping junk and odds and ends in it. it's not a fish tank.
i dont even think you looked at the type of the container the Op posted.


i've always had long finned fish so can you provide me a video showing this?

well you need to get your eyes checked. or you just have very low standards. now i'm being rude! :D

now if you guys want to gang up on me and have a flame war, go ahead. it doesnt make my statement any less factual. those containers are made for keeping odds and ends and junk in them.
When it comes to breeding bettas you only keep the tank at around 4" of water. Why? Because males are back and forth up and down retrieving eggs and fry and if the water is too deep he will get tired and might reject the nest completely.

If plastic tubs didn't work for fish I wouldn't be using them.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #30 
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Most people don't seem to be crazy about them, but I've never had a problem with my tetra 5-15 from Walmart. Its not adjustable but it only cost me $14 or so, keeps the water in my 10gal constant at about 79, & I've had it for almost 4 years now w/o incident.
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