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Old 03-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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The unexpected 10g journey

We were at petsmart, and some how I talked my brother into getting a 10g for his betta, who is currently in a one gallon. He got the Marineland kit that comes with an LED light, a bio wheel filter at 100gph, a 25w heater, some food, a net and some other stuff. I am going to instantly cycle it with some of my media. His betta currently has fun rot, but we just got some melafix for it. He also got black sand. Pictures to come!
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That sounds like a really nice kit!! Following.
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thats awesome! good job! the betta will be so happy in his new home!
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We just finished setting up the tank. That black sand was really hard to clean. It made a weird oily residue on the tank's sides. After some observation, it seems that his betta prefers the one gallon. He has been in a ten gallon before. During that time, he didn't eat and was inactive. When in the one gallon, he eats well and swims a lot. We are still deciding, though. He says that if he doesn't put the betta in there, he wants to get multiple kinds of small fish. He really likes black balloon belly mollies and peppered corys. I told him that the molly would be ok but probably only one, with some other fish. I told him that the peppered cories get too big and need a group of 5 (which would already overstock the tank). I showed him pygmy cories and he said he didn't like those. He also doesn't like otos or dwarf otos. Do you guys have any ideas?
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I just seeded the filter with some of my media and took a few pictures. The betta is going in tomorrow, but it might just be to see how he does. The second picture is with the blue moonlight on.
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I started with that same exact kit! I loved it, great kit.

It's looking good
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I started with that same exact kit! I loved it, great kit.

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Thanks. my brother is satisfied with it, so far.
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Thanks. my brother is satisfied with it, so far.
You shouldn't have many problems with it. Mine was still going after a year. Hopefully you can sort out the fin Rot in this new tank.
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i see your heater is fully submerged this could turn into an issue as there is a water line on the heater right bellow the black part or atleast there isn on my 29 gallon tank ...just thought i would put my 2 cents in on a potentially dangerous issue
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Isn't the line the minimum water level, not the maximum? I haven't had problems with that heater fully submerged.
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