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Old 09-03-2011, 02:56 AM   #11
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Assuming you're still undecided on fresh/salt, I prefer a planted freshwater tank any day. Get a tank like a fluval spec or similar, get plants/shrimp and a few fish.(Betta is a cool option especially if you get a less common color pattern, but definitely not your only option.)
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:00 AM   #12
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Haha yeah you're right just a really little tank that I can just have two fish. Just wanna know what fish I could consider and will I still need a filter and if a tropical fish will I need a heater and stuff?
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:02 AM   #13
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They sell great little 5 gallon kits that come with filters at petco or petsmart.
And you don't really need a heater if the room is temperature controlled by ac or a heater. Just as long as the room temp stays the same bc with that small amount of water the temp will fluctuate easier.
And yes you need a filter for any fish.
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:08 AM   #14
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How big is the desk
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Old 09-03-2011, 03:10 AM   #15
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How about one of these setups?

Desktop & Small Aquarium Starter Kits: Picotope 3 Gallon Aquarium Kit
Desktop & Nano Aquariums: Fluval Chi Aquarium Kit
Desktop & Nano Aquariums: Fluval SPEC Desktop Aquarium Kit
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:42 AM   #16
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Those tanks are all great! Perfect for what I'm looking for. I'm in Perth though and I think were pretty limited with stuff like this...
What kind of fish could I get for that?
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:56 AM   #17
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I would say for a desk, a Beta would be one of your safest and prettiest choices. They are beutiful, very easy to care for and don't need much of a tank. My wife used to have one in a glass vase with plants growing out the top. A coworker gave it to her and she kept it for years. That Beta was her baby.
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I agree, a bbetta would be beautiful in one of those tanks. If you wantd you could probably get a few micro fish. I'm more saltwater so I;m not up on the sizes and types of micro fish.
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I do agree beta look pretty but I wanted two fish or three...
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:28 AM   #20
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Have you heard of african dwarf frogs? IMO, they are very easy and a pair can live comfortably in a 5 gallon tank with a betta. I think that they are interesting.
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