I had a question.
I want to get a 5g or 10g tank for a second betta. I am, admittedly, poor (Unemployed student! Go me!) so I'm looking for something cost effective, but I don't want anything smaller than 5g. I've been looking at new tanks in the local and chain pet stores, but they all seem to be more than I can really afford.
I have found affordable used tanks for sale, but I'm hesitant. From a financial standpoint, it would be amazing to be able to home one of my two betta babies in a 5g tank with lots of money left over for a good filter/substrate/plants, but I'm quite worried about the potential for disease or other issues such as damage to the tank as a more serious concern, and the removal of mineral scale as a less serious concern.
I am, admittedly, not an expert on these things. So I'm looking for advice on what the better alternative would be. Should I wait a while and save up for a new tank, or should I look into an affordable used tank that needs to be disinfected/requires some TLC.
Thank you for any advice.