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  1. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Newbie considering buying a used tank and looking for strong opinions as to why I should or should not do so. I previously posted in detail so advice would be based on my specific circumstances but I know that could have deterred people looking for a quick read (I did get a few responses and...
  2. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm new here. After being fishless for about seven years, I recently decided that it is time for another betta. I came across this forum while doing A LOT of research to make sure I provide a good home (man I feel bad for my dear Epiglottis, he deserved a much better life) for my next betta...
  3. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hello everyone! I used to be on this forum 10 years ago at the age of 13. By the time I stopped using the forum at 18, I had 8 betta fish. My username was bettaluver4ever, but for the life of me I could not remember my password after all these years, so I just made a new account. I have pretty...
  4. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I've had the Marineland portrait/ contour for a few months now and after completing a water change tonight I've decided it's time to give up on this tank. The filtration is honestly horrible... the output tube constantly spews nasty white gunk into the tank which ends up just settling on the...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey all! This is my first ever post after lurking about this forum for the past few days. I will be setting up my first ever aquarium this week and had some logistics questions I was hoping for feedback on. We had fresh and saltwater tanks in my home growing up, but they were my dad's thing and...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    So for about a week I've been noticing my betta's tail has been a little scruffy, but tonight when I checked it was really just shredded. I've had the fish for about 4-5 months and I haven't changed any of the plants so I don't think it's from that. I am really worried, the best way to describe...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Has anyone figured out a good way to slow down the filter outflow on a fluval spec? Even on the lowest setting, our betta gets pushed around when he gets close. Thanks in advance for any ideas!
  8. Betta Fish Care
    So I recently got my betta, Jaws, a fluval spec III, to upgrade him from his current unfiltered, 1 gallon tank. I'm going to be going to petsmart this weekend to buy some stuff and I want to make sure I'm covering all the necessities. -a small heater -a thermometer -a small siphon -maybe a...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! I've had my Betta fish for about a month now. He's a cellophane butterfly veiltail and I house him in a headed 1 gallon bowl. He seems quite content with it and is crazy active! I just got some birthday money from relatives and I was thinking about getting a Fluval Spec III. I've always...
  10. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I ordered a Fluval Spec V and want a super zen, awesome looking tank for my little orange betta. I'd love for it to be fun for him and calming for me. Here's what I have to work with: A couple of bunches of mondo grass (or what looks like mondo grass? I'm not sure what it's actually...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    We just recently moved my Betta into a five gallon Fluval Spec, but we are having major difficulties with the filter. The current is too strong for him to swim! Even when we put it on the lowest setting it was still to strong for him. Any suggestions?
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello- I'm going to set up my new tank. It's a new Fluval spec, 2 gal. I have a heater that I purchached with it. I will be using spring water. No live plants. My guy would like to get in his new tank as soon as possible. Is Active-Betta gravel a plus or minus? Also should I use a water...
  13. Planted Betta Tanks
    CL26BK: Finnex Aquarium Nano Refugium Cliplight including 3U Blue White Bulb & Moonlight LED - REAL BLACK http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003GVOF8I/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8 or Fluval Mini Power Compact Lamp - 13W http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QSV8XK/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I think it is time for me to give back to the community!! I have found an easy fix for Fluval Spec Tanks' common issue... Strong Current. There are many ways I saw on the forum including putting plants in front of it, tie a sponge on it, etc. Those are definitely good ways, but I'd like to...
  15. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all! Thanks in advance for your assistance which I certainly need! I had 5 boys from 2004-2008 in separate unfiltered 1 gallon tanks (lots of water changes) and 1 female from 2002-2005 in 2.5 tank with a heater. She was AMAZING! Despite my lack of knowledge back then, I did manage to...
  16. Meet the Betta Keepers
    Hi all, Thanks in advance for all your help and also for all the great sticky posts and threads! I have just gotten back into betta zone (I had 5 boys in separate tanks from 2004 to 2008). RIP dieselboyz! Now I am cycling a 5 g Spec which I'll divide for them. They're tiny and temporarily...
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