Best Fishy Purchases

  1. PythonTheBetta

    PythonTheBetta Valued Member Member

    Being a new Betta fish owner, I want to share the best purchases i have made so far with other newbies(or even experienced owners!). First of all, and I believe I got this idea from this website or a similar one, a turkey baster. It's very helpful for sucking out poop or other debris(cat hair especially) in a smaller tank. Next: a sponge. I didn't realize how much I would use it! I've used it to clean the tank but mostly to soak up spills from water changes. I've also purchased a vegetable scrub brush, also for tank cleaning. For those with small tanks, placing your tank on a cookie pan reduces mess by catching drips and spills. Small containers wifh snap on lids(used in lucnch boxes) can be used to hold food, conditioner, and the sponge and brush mentioned before. I'd like to add that all these items can be purchased from Dollar Tree! The last item I'd like to share is a stick on strip thermometer from Walmart. I got mine for 0.92 and, though it has negative reviews, it is easy to read, doesn't take up much space and provides accurate readings. That's all I can think of for now, I might add more later! Feel free to add your best purchase too!! (PS, this is my first post, I hope I'm doing this right!)

    ignore any typos! I'm typing this on my phone and apparently didn't proofread enough...
  2. W

    Wildside Valued Member Member

    Nerite snail. Literally a living vacuum cleaner when it comes to algae. Touch wood, mine's about three years old now and still going strong.
  3. Skyy2112

    Skyy2112 Valued Member Member

    For backgrounds in larger tanks (or smaller) purchase the big 2ft by 3ft posters and make a DIY background for your tank. (My most
    Recent was the ever so popular wave painting you see in every tattoo shop)
  4. eliscofield12

    eliscofield12 Valued Member Member

    My albino bristle nose pleco. She helped me with my algae problem.
  5. OP

    PythonTheBetta Valued Member Member

    This syringe makes water testing so easy!! (It could also be used for conditioner or possibly ammonia when cycling) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The dial on top twists so you can adjust the exact amount you suck up. It seems so simple but it makes putting 5 mL of water in the test tube incredibly simple. (I got mine for $2.98 at Walmart)
  6. happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

    My honey gourami, just because he's the star of the tank, forever and always.

    But those are some great ones!
  7. Grimund

    Grimund Well Known Member Member

    What section in walmart? I despise spilling conditioner trying to pour it into the cap
  8. OP

    PythonTheBetta Valued Member Member

    it was kind of hard to find, I found mine by the thermometers on the children's shelf in the pharmaceutical area. If it's not there look in the baby section or by the children's cold/cough medicine