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That is how I feel about the Fluval tanks. Yes they are pricey but they are just too cool not to have. lol
I didn't even think about Fluval until I saw they had a 12 gallon edge. I prefer the long version ones, but the 12 gallon is really nice looking too. Gah! More choices!
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You will have to post a pic when little boy arrives

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I most certainly will @LittleMan .

I found another guy selling a bunch of plants, heaters, driftwood, etc. about 30 min from where the betta is at. Planning on getting a heater and some java fern, water lettuce, and jungle vals probably from him. He has a lot of stuff.

I also found a 15 gallon high aquarium on craigslist! So happy! Hopefully they still have it. If not, I'm just going to go with a standard 10 gallon I've decided. I can't get over the initial high cost for the fluval or nano cube, especially when if something breaks, it will be far more expensive to replace then standard stuff.

I'm getting super excited to go get my betta friend this weekend! :D
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Can we build a time machine so you can go get your betta friend NOW?? LOL!

Can't wait to see him :)

I like the Fluval Spec V and it's long so I think it's really good for a betta. But again, priiiiicy.


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@mingking if only we could!

I can't wait to see him either! It now got pushed to Sunday evening, due to my work schedule. :(

I got a 15 gallon high off of craigslist on Monday that has so far passed it's two day leak test, and scored a ton of seachem liquid ferts, net, a almost new API test kit, and a java fern off another person.

I also decided to lighten my wallet significantly, and today got (a combination through drs. foster and smith, amazon, and petco):
~Omega one betta pellets
~Ocean nutrition betta bellets (just read the ingredient list, and realized I meant to get Atisons's betta pellets, not ocean nutrition. They were out of NLS. I'll have to order them both through amazon. At least I have the omega one brand for now)
~78 F preset heater for the 2.5 gallon (the adjustable was too long for the 2.5 gallon)
~Hydor adjustable 100 watt heater for 15 gallon
~2 thermometers
~Frozen bloodworms
~Frozen brine shrimp
~Frozen mysis shrimp
~Seachem prime
~Seachem stablity
~Gravel vac with bulb starter (I've swallowed too much fish water already I feel)
~Indian almond leaves
~Aquarium salt
~2 small pieces malaysian driftwood
~2 live wisteria (1 small, 1 medium)
~Finnex planted+ 24/7+ moonlights light
~45lbs flourite
~Black background
~Aquarium tweezers/scissors set
~Tom internal filter with spray bar
~Aquarium stand with cabinet
~Algae scraper magnet
~Versa top glass lid
~Aquascaping rocks (ebay)
~50 3ml pippets

(Along with cockroach poison, dried cat nip, cat nip toys, a naturally shed antler horn, dog toys, cat toy mouse, and several long haired cat brushes, combs, and mat cutters that work with various degrees of success, but that's for my kitty and puppy, mild cockroach infestation, and not fishy related. They were all bought through the same places, therefore I felt they deserved a mention:P)

Besides a bucket, I think I got everything! Well, plants too of course. Who needs a lot of savings when you can buy awesome fish stuff instead? :p :)

I can't wait to set up my 15 gallon for him! It's going to be such a happy little home.

His 2.5 gallon will get decked out with a heater, 2 wisteria, and 1 java fern until the 15 gallon is set up (waiting for everything to arrive in mail, should be here within 1-5 days)
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Ocean Nutrition is Atisons, so no need to worry about that. The full name is Atison's Ocean Nutrition, or Ocean Nutrition Atison's depending on where you look.

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Ocean Nutrition is Atisons, so no need to worry about that. The full name is Atison's Ocean Nutrition, or Ocean Nutrition Atison's depending on where you look.
Oh really! That's why the packaging looked so familiar then. I did end up returning it though, as I wanted to get Atison's betta PRO, not the regular one.

Thank you though!

I also found a couple of adjustable heaters that will work for a 2.5 gallon, so I returned it as well.

My indian almond leaves came in the mail yesterday, along with my new Tom filter. Everything else should be here within 2-4 more days.

I'm so excited to go get my little friend tomorrow night!! I can't wait! Lots of pictures to follow! Still haven't decided on a name yet, I'm hoping one comes to me after he is home
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Picture time! :D
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I transported him home in a one gallon pitcher (with semi frosted sides, to offer some protection from the light) with a java fern and part of an indian almond leave to make the car ride home the least amount of stress for him. He spent the first 20 minutes just laying on the java fern, poor thing. I think he was just so happy to have something to lay on. After the first 20 minutes in the car, he started exploring more and swimming around a bit.

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First lay out I tried, thinking he would like the thick pile of floating wisteria. He didn't swim in it at all. I moved a few stems down to the side, and he immediately went up to the top and laid on the floating plants now that there was a bit more space.

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That's the final positioning of everything now.
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Here he is in his favorite spot! He hasn't moved from here much since he's gotten home and put back in the tank.

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He seriously loves laying here so much. I thought the light would be too bright from him there, but he hasn't laid anywhere else yet.

Here he is coming over to say hi and flare at me. So precious! [IMG][/IMG]
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