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I just bought a 2 gal. beta tank, advise please.

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by puttin510, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    Its by aquatic gardens. the hexagon shape. My question is it has this little drible of water going down the back not alot, but enought for concern. How high am I supposed to have the water There is this line I see but I don't see anywhere on the directions of how high the water level should be. Help.
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I'd fill it up to about 1" below the top or where that line is. Also, make sure you don't move it when it's full of water. That could cause it to crack.

  3. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    the tank does not look as nice like this. Is it normal to have it like that. And how often should I add water. It will slowly evaporate right.
  4. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    Yes it will slowly evaporate. You'll want to be changing part of the water each week once you get your betta settled in anyway though. Probably 25-50% per week would be good. Bettas are top breathers though so you really should leave that inch of open space to make it easier for them to breath anyway.

    Good luck!
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Does the tank have a filter?

    If it does, then you'll have to do 25% - 50% water changes every week like Tina said. If it doesn't have a filter, you'll need to do 100% water changes every 1 - 2 weeks.

    The reason you have to keep the water level low is because the trim piece isn't sealed to the sides of the tank at the top. So if you fill it too high, it overflows (I had a 5 gallon that was the same way). The only solution I can think of is to take some aquarium-safe silicone and seal the underside of the trim piece all around the inside of the tank. But you'd lave to let it dry for at least 24 hours before filling the tank up again and adding your fish.

  6. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    Alrighty. I nearly killed my beta. The water out here is so chlorinated he nearly died. Fish store said to double up on the declorinator. He seems to be coming around.
  7. DogmaMa

    DogmaMa New Member

    I always use more than the recommended dose of dechlorinator, as my water is very high in it too.
  8. puttin510

    puttin510 New Member

    Well now I know. I think I may have killed a different beta that way without knowing.

    T- yes it's got a filter so less water changes thankfully. Thanks
  9. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    i think that a bigger tank would be best, though a 2 gal is fine.

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