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Old 02-27-2017, 11:25 PM   #1
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Best 5 Gallon Betta Tank Kit?

My friend recently came to me and asked that I help her upgrade her sister's betta. He was given to her sister (who doesn't have much interest in fish) as a gift by a supposed "fish expert" friend in a one gallon bowl with no filter, heater, or even silk plants!
I'm in the process of upgrading another person's betta (man, might as well start a betta rescue) to a five gallon and want to do so for the other betta as well.
What tank kits have you guys used or which ones would you recommend? I know most don't come with a heater, we can get that separately, but I'm most worried about the filter. I know I could always baffle the flow, but I'd rather get a kit with a decent filter that doesn't make tons of noise, blow the betta all over with the outflow, or suck his fins up.
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:28 AM   #2
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I've used Azoo Palm Filters aka RedSea. Little quiet Filters.

Kits ? I get what's on sale and adapt. Or just buy the tank with a hood and build my own set up.
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Okay, thanks for the advice! I'll give it a try.
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Fluval Spec V is a very nice tank, if you find that the current is too strong you can easily cover the outflow with a chunk of foam.
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Okay, I'll look into that! Thanks
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:55 PM   #6
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The TopFin 5.5 gallon kit is great! Its so quiet and the LED lighting is bright and beautiful. Found at petsmart only though. $30 for the kit which includes the lighted hood, tank, and 10 gallon filter
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Thanks for the tips, I'll check it out! The added half gallon is a plus
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