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  1. new driftwood and rocks

    Planted Betta Tanks
    i went to the beach the last week and managed to get some rocks and driftwood that i would like to use to decorate the aquarium, but i don't know if i need to do some cleaning process before attempting to put them inside with my fish (i also don't know if its safe). so i was wondering if you...
  2. Half-glazed pot - is it safe?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone, I'll be getting a new betta in a few weeks, and I was thinking about putting a terra-cotta pot in the tank when I set it up. I read about this online and got a lot of conflicting answers. The pot is a small clay crock - it's unglazed on the outside but glazed on the inside. It held...
  3. Heating Questions

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! I just bought a 7.5w Slim Heater for my 2ish gallon tank. I followed the installation instructions, and watched my thermometer over the last couple of hours. It seems to be holding at 73/74 degrees. (That doesn't seem like it's getting warm enough...) The instructions say to never put your...
  4. Question about Heaters

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi all, My under-gravel mini-heater just arrived and I now have a couple of questions: - Does it affect my options for decorations? Are certain decorations compatible or incompatible with under-gravel mini-heaters? - Should I keep decorations a certain distance away from the heater? If so...
  5. New Tank Help Safety Concerns

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I got a 10 gallon off of craigslist I refuse to use bleach because I'm afraid I'll mess it up and besides a scalding water bath I didn't do much else is there anyway I can make sure its clean and safe? Also it used to be a saltwater tank. Any clues advice etc...? I want to be sure he will be...
  6. Light in the tank?

    Betta Fish Care
    So i had a hermit crab in a nicely sized tank but recently I have gotten 3 others and moved him into a huge tank with the others. My betta had been placed in a fish bowl and I would like to put him in a bigger tank so as he can be happier. I am wondering first of all whether or not it is safe to...
  7. Betta toy

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    The new betta I got, which I have posted numerous things about, decided he wanted to play and explore. I was thinking he might want to play with a bead. I'm wondering what size and what type of bead. I was thinking a large pony bead maybe? What's the biggest thing a betta can swallow? It's form...
  8. a 39 gallon upside down tank?!

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a ten gallon tank, but i recently got a 29 gallon, i was wondering how possible it would be to alter the ten gallon so it can sit a few inches below water level to make it an upside down tank, in my 29 gallon tank, and set up a betta sorority in it, along with a few neon tetras, and a...
  9. are natural seashells safe?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Are natural seashells & sand dollars safe for Betta environments? I've some pretty ones, but I don't wanna add anything to Argo's environment unless I know if its 100 percent safe. Thanks.
  10. Taking care not to get electrocuted

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    This possibly might be the lamest question you all have ever read on here. This will be my very first time setting up a tank, so I want to know all the safety precautions to take ahead of time. :shock: 1. Do you all stick your hands in the tank to use your algae cleaner, net, pick up debris...
  11. Heater questions

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok, so I stumbled on a HUGE deal, on the Marineland 25 wt. stealth heater, fully submersible, has a thermostat, and safety shut-off for up to 8 gallons. Original price = $30.00 1st Clearance = $27.00 2nd Clearance = $6.00 Final price for me = $4.24 (with coupon :P ) At the time, I was...