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Old 01-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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I am new to aquariums and fish in general...I am looking to set up a 5 gallon tank for a Betta fish. Wondering best tank to get, is it better to buy a horizontal tank, or vertical one...looking to find the best filters, and heaters, and plants (hopefully live)....I have read a lot from different sites, but am hoping to find as much information as I can before I go buy the wrong stuff....Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! This article will be helpful to get you started.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/guide-...ater-aquarium/

The tall or long thing is up to you. You can probably buy a nice kit of some kind that will be fine for a single Betta. Just be sure to buy a heater for him as Bettas like to be around 80 degrees.
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Welcome to the forum!

I'd like to throw a couple of plants for you to look at both require minimul care

Anubias and java fern. Both will be happy in low light.
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Thanks for the info....About how many plants for a 5 gallon tank?
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Do I need to do the cycling for a betta fish in a 5 gallon tank?
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Welcome to the forum. Yes you should cycle any tank.
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