really? I saw a 2 gallon tank for 40 bucks. I'm Canadian if that changes anything.For a betta I would just buy a 10 gallon tank. When Petco has their dollar per gallon sale a few times a year, you can get it for just $10. Even Walmart has a 10 gallon for like $12-$15 if I recall correctly, which is honestly about what you’d pay for a food safe tub anyway and comes with the added pleasure of being able to interact with and see your betta through the glass.
ahh lolyeah you can probably do this
I found a giant vase (7 gallons) as a diy aquarium. You might find it more enjoyable to find a giant second hand vase
or the 10 dollar sale like FiscCyning said... they don't have that in Canada so I always forget lol
Hmm, that's nice, I might get one of kijiji.ohhh yea ... I'm Canadian too
I've had a lot of luck buying things on KijijI and facebook marketplace
but I live in Ottawa so I don't know how great it would be in your area
I think 5 gallons are going for about 25 dollars right now at petsmart. I saw someone post about a 6 day sale in a betta group
Hmm, that's nice, I might get one of kijiji.
aight thanks for the helpjust make sure you actually measure the tank... the first tank I bought on KijijI the lady said it was 20 gallons
me being stupid, didn't say anything. I got home and it was only 10 gallons
usually people include everything with their tank for sale but even if they don't, air pumps and sponge filters are pretty cheap are good for bettas
I have 2 air pumps people from KijijI just gave to me for free
The one I have my eyes on is about 6 gallons, but I'm not sure what time is it I'll have to check. By the way I'm a beginner so I don't really no much stuff but I have been researching the past week all about these fighters.
really? I saw a 2 gallon tank for 40 bucks. I'm Canadian if that changes anything.
WHAT? That’s a mad deal, I got a 0.8 gallon tank with lighting and filter for 45????
That’s cool, thanks for the help.I have a sterlite container I have been using off and on for years as a grow out tank. It holds about 12 gallons of water. Twelve gallons fills it to within 3 inches of the top so without support it would bow out on the sides.
I made braces to fit across the top of it out of some heavy wire from wire clothes hangers. I bent the ends to where they would fit under the outside top lip. With 2 of these installed the sides of the container stay perfectly straight.
Algae does grow in it but that is mainly because I have it set up in front of a window. Some algae is a good snack for some fry. Right now I have my molly fry in it but since they are now pretty much full grown I will soon re-home them and will next put some cory fry in there.
All of this to say, yes a plastic tote can be used but if at all possible it would be better to get your little guy a proper home with filter, deco and heater.
My experience with plastic bin tanks is you will never be able to keep the sides clear. They either get covered in diatomes or they get all scratched up trying to clean them off.
I would definitely recommend a glass tank or a very large glass container of some kind. Unless you don't mind only seeing in from the top
Hope you find one that works for you.
Omg it has to be in OntarioI posted yesterday that Petsmart has all their Topfin Kits on sale this weekend for 50% off. If you buy online, you can also add on an extra 10% off by using the promo code PETSUPERFAN at the checkout. Apparently this is not available Canada wide, so it will depend on where you are. You can get a great deal right now on various sizes of tanks!
HI I kept a Blackmoore in a 30 gallon storage tub for a while and he was fine just make sure to support the sides to help prevent bowing and also it does not look as nice as an aquarium but if your ok with that I would go ahead