Originally Posted by amaramwhite
Someone I know knew someone else who could no longer take care of their betta. The conditions were awful. It was in a 1/2 Gallon bowl. I, of course, take it in. All I had time to do was run to the walmart and get a 5 gallon aquarium kit and a few basics. Mostly everything is the AquaCulture brand. Opinions on the brand? Any good? Came with a "Whisper" filter. I'm a little weary about it all.
Very nice of you to do that
. I have several of those kits and they make excellent betta tanks. The light under the hood won't grow any plants, but with a few inexpensive adjustments you can create a nice little planted tank for your fish. In the meantime, you can pretty much instantly cycle the tank by adding some filter media from your existing tank (assuming you have one) to the current filter. Keep an eye on parameters, do water changes, and your little guy should be good to go! Don't hesitate to ask questions!