Finally Got My 5 Gallon!

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by GlamCrab, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    I mentionned it in a few posts recently. And finally.. Yesterday it happened. I got my second aquarium!

    Its a tetra 5 gallon starter kit. + a heater

    I put an 'old' filter sponge inside the filter instead of the cardtridge.. To help it cycle. (The sponge was in my 23 gallon's filter)

    Put gravel and transferred a few live plants. No pictures yet because 1. Im not home 2. Glass was full of bubbles.

    ...i also stole my sister's sick betta. His only symptom is clamped fins.. And he hid all the time. In the 5 gallon he stays near the surface and swims abit more. He breathes from the surface/blows bubbles. But still has extremly clamped fins. His fins are so clamped that when he swims he seems to wiggle.
     
  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Congrats! Make sure to share some pictures when you get back home! :)
    Best Of Luck! :)
     
  3. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    Good luck! And hope your betta does better.
     




  4. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    I was planning on that!
     
  5. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    The 5 gallon was supposed to be the home of my wild betta. But i guess he\she can live in the 23 gallon abit longer~

    Atleast until the other betta does better..
     
  6. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    My reply accidentally doubled itself.. So erm here! Betta pictures! Of the two i have home
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    (When he was healty)
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    Wild:
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    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017
  7. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    Here is the actual aquarium! (Woo! Im home)
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  8. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    Live plants for the win!
     
  9. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    yup. i like the look of them more then fake plants.

    im planning to add a decoration in front of the whisper filter to hide it..
     
  10. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    Rocks and wood can be nice, but you can also hide it with a bigger plant... but it can lead to pruning work. Granted you then monthly sell off the pruning at your locale club... lol.
     
  11. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    lol, i put in some of my java fern babies in this 5 gallon, because my plant had tons. xD
    (about my sister's betta. im happy to say he seems to be recovering. atleast he is swimming alot more then before and started looking for food in the gravel. instead of hiding in plants.. staying at the surface and not moving)
     
  12. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    Was her water bad?
     
  13. OP
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    GlamCrab

    GlamCrab Well Known Member Member

    probably..i dont have a test kit. my parents prefer going to the petshop.
     




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