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Kim 08-02-2008 07:28 AM

What to do, what to do
 
I am looking for some opinions on what to do with my new (cycled) 15 gallon fish tank. It will be planted. It is heated, has a good filter, good fitting cover and light. pH is 7.0 and all other parameters are where they are supposed to be. I had intended to put my male betta (currently in a heated, filtered, 5.5 gallon tank) in there along with about 6 corys. Then I thought it would be really cool to have a tank full of female bettas. What would you do?

a) leave Flame (my male betta) in his tank; it is nice enough, and do the female betta thing

b) do the corys and put Flame in a big new home

There is also the option to get a 10 gallon that I can get free off craigslist and set up that for my male betta in the future. Well, with that in mind, what would you do were you me?? I am interested to find out. Thanks!

willow 08-02-2008 09:02 AM

hi
i voted to go with option 2. :)
i hope you provide lots of pics if you can of the set up ,
i love looking at tank diaries.

Kim 08-02-2008 12:26 PM

Yeah, I was just thinking that I should take some pictures of my tanks today :D .

willow 08-02-2008 02:24 PM

great,i'll look forward to seeing them. :)

Kim 08-02-2008 05:16 PM

Update: I know that I could get a 20 gal. tank for free anytime (it is a friend's). I was thinking that should I go with the female betta setup, I could eventually

~set up the 20 gal. for the guppies, as their current tank is a bit overstocked; livebearers :? !

~move my betta into the 10 gal, maybe with some cory cats, but I don't know if there would be enough room

~keep the 15 as a female betta tank

Well, what does everyone think?? I just like all of these fish and can't decide. Oh, in a few minutes I will be posting pics of the 3 tanks.

okiemavis 08-02-2008 07:09 PM

I'd always go for as many tanks as you can possibly have!

Kim 08-02-2008 07:14 PM

Here are the pics.

The new 15 gallon, plants just came in today.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/7042_IMG_0001_1.jpg

My 10 gal. guppy tank. Rescued from my brother and is still decorated as such!
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/7042_IMG_0002_1.jpg

Flame's tank now. 5.5 gal. I am getting a light soon, right now it only has a cover. I also want to re-decorate.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/7042_IMG_0059_1.jpg

So, now that the plants came in, what should I put in it?????

Kim 08-03-2008 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okiemavis
I'd always go for as many tanks as you can possibly have!

Yes, that is what I was thinking! My parents and brother think that I am crazy, but I just love all my little guys :) .

willow 08-04-2008 04:04 PM

the top tank looks really great. :)
i'd have some corydoras in there for sure.

Kim 08-05-2008 08:34 AM

Well, I decided to go with the corys. I am going to get 3 today to start! My plants are doing really well, and some of the roots that are exposed are already growing new shoots :) . Ha ha, I just realized that one of my plants had come loose in the pic that I posted. I have since put it back where it belongs.

That 20 gallon is still available, so maybe in the future I will have that female betta tank :D .


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