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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I have a cheap top fin enchant aquarium that is 3.5 gallons. I've added two Anubis nana petite on the same piece of driftwood and one moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) in the background behind a decoration that they sell at PetSmart witch is a tree trunk with a face on it I've also added some...
  2. Betta Fish Care
    Hello. A friend of mine recently decided to take down her tank after her last fish passed away and she gave me a large container of ammo-carb that she had leftover. I have three tanks, two of which take pre-made filters and the third takes Whisper Bio-Bags. I can't seem to find any place that...
  3. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am hoping to move my boy Romeo from his 5 gallon Marineland Portrait tank to a 10 gallon tank. His fins are very long and he has difficulty reaching the bottom of the tall 5 gallon, and I am not satisfied with the filtration built into it. I am looking for inexpensive filters for the 10 gallon...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    I'm starting out with a 5 gallon that I'm making into a planted tank. Should I start out with some kind of filtration or none at all and let the plants do their thing? If I do need filtration, what kind should I use?
  5. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am planning on converting my 20 gallon fish tank into a dual Betta tank with a divider in the middle. I want to have 2,10 gallon sponge filters on each side of the tank. Would I need to have two heaters, one for each side of the tank also? Because I read that the heater should be at water flow...
  6. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am planning the process of upgrading my betta from his 2.5 gallon tank to a 10 gallon tank. I am planning on getting him a few tank mates, either a few cories or nerite snails. After doing some research on possible filters, I found the Fluval AquaClear 10 Power Head. The website is below...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    How do I know if my tank has enough filtration? I have a 20gal tank and an Aquaclear20 filter. I know the rough "one inch of fish per gallon" rule…*but what would be the warning signs that I need more filtration? This is sort of hypothetical: I just upgraded from a 10 to a 20 long — so as I add...
  8. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone, My name is Sarah Williams and I am a student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit MI. As part of an assignment, and a piece in my portfolio I'm designing a betta tank. I'm an avid lover of betta fish (currently I have 4), and I have found it very difficult finding a tank...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello there! My girlfriend lives in a dorm where the only pet they can have is a fish. We probably got this betta fish a year ago and he's been through rough times. He's in a 1.2gal tank and has severe fin damage. He's not really active and I feel like he has no room. It makes me really...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I bought my Betta a sponge filter and a little air pump, and I've been putting up with it's crap for too long. I have a real problem with white noise. It drives me absolutely insane. I didn't realize that an air pump would make so much noise (although it should have been anticipated :roll: ). Is...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My oldest betta Conor, lives in a 5.5 gallon heated tank. He's been in there 6 months and i do weekly water changes. He's been healthy since he's been in there but I'm just wondering if I should be filtering? I'm just afraid the filter I have would be too strong, even if it were baffled. Thoughts?
  12. Betta Fish Compatibility
    I'm sure this question gets asked around a lot but here it goes. What kind of friends will my betta like? I know not to get "showy" fish or anything aggressive. In fact, I don't really plan on getting a lot of other fish. Probably just get a little school of guppies if anything or bottom feeders...
  13. Betta Fish Care
    I recently picked up an Aqueon 10 gallon tank during Petco's sale, and am in the process of getting everything ready to set up, plant, and get cycling before I move any fishies. My betta and his shoal of pygmy cory buddies will be moved from their current home in my square 10 gal, and into the...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I bought a Fluval Spec V Aquarium to house a betta and I'm puzzled by the location of the output nozzle. I started setting up aquariums 40 years ago when you put the angel hair and charcoal in a plastic housing, stuck an air tube in it and placed it firmly in the corner of your tank. Later I...
  15. Journals
    All the time I see members on here who think their tank is cycled when it's not or who really don't understand what it means to go through a cycle. So I figured since I have a few tanks I've been meaning to cycle I'd post a journal so y'all could follow the process. I'll list my readings and...
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