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post #1 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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small tank heater and filter?

Any suggestions for brand and model # for a heater and filter for a 2.5 gallon aquarium for a male betta? Also any suggestions on a cover with a light?

I currently have poor Mr Blue in a large ( 1 gallon ) brandy glass with marbles ono the bottom and water sprite floating on top. Would like to move him to the 2.5 tank that my paradise fish is in and I guess I will take the paradise back to the store after learning that he needs a larger tank than I can provide.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 03:30 PM
A 2.5 gallon would be a great size for a betta. I don't know anything about filters but I recommend the Marineland Stealth visitherm heater, 25 watts. I hope this helps.
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 03:39 PM
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A small sponge filter (connects to a small air pump0 would be fine. Heaters can be a problem, the smaller ones are usually the ones that give out sooner. But keep an eye on it, and buy a good reputable brand, not the cheapest they carry--they are more expensive, but that means less likely to give out.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 06:25 PM
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i reccomend a visa therm 25 watt stealth by marineland (great products are put out by them) as far as filters go get a low gph powerhead and a spongefilter for it and ur betta will be more than happy. Money
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post #5 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 07:34 PM
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Not to be contrary but a powerhead isn't needed in a 2.5 gl betta tank. Nearly all bettas have problems with any "current" in the tank due to their hampered swimming ability because of their long flowing fins.
A sponge filter and a heater and you're good to go.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-07-2009, 08:04 PM
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i stand corrected as i said im not a "betta expert" :P
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