Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-13-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
shayfish's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 577
5 gal, no heater

Well, the beta at work finally packed it in and now our lovely little 5 gallon is empty and lonely. I was wondering what you guys think my options as far as a five gallon tank with no heater? I was thinking about a couple of inverts but the coworkers want to see fish. Of course, in the end I'm the one in charge of the tank so I'll do whatever I want lol!

Anyway... I am not opposed to picking up a heater for this tank but if there are any recommendations out there of things I could do I would prefer to hang on to my $$$


shayfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,254
You can try Rosey Red Minnows.


theotheragentm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 926
platies, minnows
Anybody who's seen the personality of fish has had their minds and hearts opened to a whole new world.
DepotFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2007, 11:54 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ellsworth AFB,SD
Posts: 201
Send a message via AIM to Yeti
heaters are pretty cheap though.. not like you would really be missn $20
Yeti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 901
you can get a heater suitable for a 5 gal at walmart for $6.99 that is preset to 78 degrees.

i'd go with a school of microrasbora galaxy =)....i want some for my 6.6gal
Watch our thread! A MyCatsDrool and Travis Simonson Joint Production....55 Tanganyikan Tank. It is hidden in the photography showcase. It is really my tank, but Trav is helping and we live next door from each other...so....

CCTV Has shut its doors. Off the air.
5.5 gal ADA rimless cube, fully planted, killifish breeder. coming soon to a forum near you.
It's called Sex Panther, by Odeon. Illegal in 9 countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
MyCatsDrool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:18 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 141
Send a message via MSN to SeanMurphy
Or some male fancy guppies. They're interesting to watch and very colorful. 5 gallon should hold, what.. 2? maybe 3.. they're clean fish and don't get much bigger than an inch and a half long, IME.
SeanMurphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2007, 11:40 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
blazeyreef's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 1,697
I agree, 2 male guppy's and like 2-3 otto's, ( thats what I did for my 5gall...) but make sure the guppys are MALE
Houston "Face Trials with Smiles"-Porter Ellett
My aquariums-5gall snowball shrimp, 20long-awaiting setup,29gall planted
"We are nothing until we make ourselves somthing"
blazeyreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2007, 01:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 29
id go 4 sum balloon molies there funny as hell

molly luver is offline   Reply With Quote

eat, eater, heater

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater for 55 gal long Alaris General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 08-10-2008 01:25 PM
best heater for 150 gal cogburn Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 07-07-2008 01:32 PM
Best size heater for 37 gal.... SeeDemTails Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 08-24-2006 10:31 PM
Heater for 10 gal? Blackpearl General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 01-08-2005 03:28 PM
what heater for a 30 gal General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 01-09-2004 01:17 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.