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post #11 of 28 Old 10-22-2011, 06:54 PM
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*nodnod* I use mine for livebearer fry. I currently have 2 pregnant females. That's going to be fun.... :/
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post #12 of 28 Old 10-22-2011, 10:19 PM
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I know what I would use it for: snail hatchery! My goldfish love to make a snack of anything large enough for their mouths, so I have to grow snails to roughly blueberry size before I put them in the tank. On the other hand you could grow live food for you betta in there (the opposite of what I would use it for).

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post #13 of 28 Old 10-22-2011, 10:35 PM
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How about a plant quarantine/holding tank? Right now I have two plants in a pot of tank water in sunlight because I haven't been able to get the substrate washed and into my 25g yet. Well, I got it in tonight. But anyway, it would be good for plant quarantine! Since there'd be no live fish to help fertilize, you could dump in dirty WC water weekly. I kinda wish I had something like this so I could snail-proof my incoming plants!

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post #14 of 28 Old 10-22-2011, 11:48 PM
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How about a plant quarantine/holding tank? Right now I have two plants in a pot of tank water in sunlight because I haven't been able to get the substrate washed and into my 25g yet. Well, I got it in tonight. But anyway, it would be good for plant quarantine! Since there'd be no live fish to help fertilize, you could dump in dirty WC water weekly. I kinda wish I had something like this so I could snail-proof my incoming plants!
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post #15 of 28 Old 10-22-2011, 11:50 PM
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*nodnod* I use mine for livebearer fry. I currently have 2 pregnant females. That's going to be fun.... :/
I have one right now and i can tell she's getting annoyed with me hovering over her fins waitin to pop these babies out!! I'm so anxious, but I kinda hope she can wait another 4 days until i get the better filter :D
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post #16 of 28 Old 10-23-2011, 12:11 AM
I would personally toss it, since anything you could make it into would be too high maintenance for me to care for properly. It it wasn't so tall things would be different.

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post #17 of 28 Old 10-23-2011, 04:59 AM
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I have three of these I can't wait to get rid of. But yes, shrimp or a betta is really all that can go in that size of a tank. Or Dwarf Seahorses... O_o


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post #18 of 28 Old 10-23-2011, 08:02 PM
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I have three of these I can't wait to get rid of. But yes, shrimp or a betta is really all that can go in that size of a tank. Or Dwarf Seahorses... O_o

BAD.. not good for betta's. Dwarf Seahorses.. erm.. I wouldn't even wana try a SW tank that small.
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post #19 of 28 Old 10-23-2011, 08:17 PM
Agree ^^^ A beta should never be kept in anything under a 5 gallon I believe. I don't even like seeing a 5 gallon sectioned in half with 2 betas in it that's just not enough room.

Personally I would grow snails and MAYBE a small shrimp like cherries but that's it. Otherwise just throw it away. A 1 gallon tank will never cycle and will need a water change 2-3 times a week even with just shrimp. Snails maybe not that often.
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post #20 of 28 Old 10-23-2011, 08:25 PM
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I can't believe I'm going here, but as you can see... I own Bettas, a few of them. Tank size for bettas isn't as much of a concern as water quality. I know many people who keep bettas in tanks less than 5g. Personally I would never put a Betta fish in a tank over 5g, with my experience and those of local breeders. Size is up to the owner and how much work they wish to do and the amount of room a betta is comfortable with. My bettas share a divided 10g, 5g and a 2.65g single. I have used 1.5g for months with great sucess. I only suggested a 1g as some people do use them for Bettas. The OP has said they purchased it for Bettas but felt a larger home was suitable for his fish.

And the seahorse idea was a joke ;)
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