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post #1 of 6 Old 03-21-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Considering buying a biorb for $20- Worth it?

I have the opportunity to buy a baby (4 gallon) biorb for $20 dollars, and I was wondering if anyone has used one before. I've heard they're overpriced, but is it worth it for $20? I'd probably just keep a betta in there.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-21-2010, 10:05 PM
no its not worth it, unless you think the betta likes the really small surface area. And if you like how the curved sides distort the appearance of your fish.

On the other hand, Sams club sells giant cylinder containers of utz cheese balls that hold 3 gallons. IMO these make great betta tanks.

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-21-2010, 10:31 PM
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Personally,

I hate the biorbs and pretty much all tanks systems as they are extremely hard to stabalize. No less, a more balanced view on tank selection can be found here:

http://sites.google.com/site/moashow...sing-your-tank

Essentially, the above link says that small tanks can be done, but your available stock is very small--better off with a 10-gallon from Wal-Mart for $15 (not counting equipment).

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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no its not worth it, unless you think the betta likes the really small surface area. And if you like how the curved sides distort the appearance of your fish.

On the other hand, Sams club sells giant cylinder containers of utz cheese balls that hold 3 gallons. IMO these make great betta tanks.
I like the sound of giant containers. What about filtration? Heating?

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 11:43 PM
I use to use those pre-set heater from walmart that advertised for 3-5gal. I did not filter the tank, simply stuck with 100% water changes weekly. If you mounted a 13 watt spiral compact or used a cheap desk lamp, you could easily get some live plants in a tank that size. You can also get the Elite mini internal filter, though it might be a bit much for a betta. IDK really, cuz my flow control went down the drain >_<

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