1 Gallon Tank Supplies for my new 1 gallon

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konstargirl

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Hi guys. Tommorow I'm going to buy a 1 gallon tank for someone for $4!! It comes with an air pump unfortunally, but I want to know what knid of heater and filter will be good for it. I'm only using it as a quanity tank and I'm really excited. ^^ so can anyone help me out?

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Heres a filter I've used before.

It's almost impossible to find a heater that won't over heat a tank that small.
whats a quanity tank?
what is going into the tank?
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Oops I mean Quarantine tank or something.. I'm going to do a fishless cycle on it but I do not know where I suppose to get this pure ammonia and I'm a little confuse how to do it even I know what it is and what are its benifits.
 

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Unless you're keeping very small fish, a 1g is too smal for a quarantine tank unfortunately. Most people don't keep their Q-tanks up and running all the time; they keep extra filter media in an established tank and move it to the Q-tank when they set it up. An alternative to an aquarium for a Q-tank is a large Rubbermaid bin, you could probably get a 6g or larger for less than $10.

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Guess what, The guy gave me a deal. So now I got 2 tanks of the same size and they are actually not 1 gallon tanks. They are actually 2 gallon tanks for $5( I added water on one of them with a gallon jug and it only filled half way. It's still small). Here's a picture of both tanks. They didn't have the 20 gallon anymore because someone bought it already, nor the guy did not find the airpump to one of them. It was $5 too, but light and filter that came with the 20 gallon were also $5 seperate. So, if I would bought the 20 gallon instead, everything will be $15 and I don't have room for the 20 gallon, only the small tanks. I might just used one of them as a fry tank and the other one I do not k now. lol I wasn't expecting getting 2 tanks.:

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I should put this in my blog but oh well.

And I need help identifying these 2 items. One of them supposly for the air pump thing but I don't know now.. This is all I have form both tanks..:
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They're under gravel filters. The plates sit at the bottom of the tank and the gravel goes on top.
Personally, I don't like them Gunk can collect under the plate pretty quickly.
It might jot get so bad if you're using it for a short Q time.
 

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Well I'm going to use one of them either as a fry set up or to put my male platy in there. The other one my sister is going to keep.
 

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I wouldn't keep anything but a betta or shrimp in a tank that small.

You can't beat $5!
 

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Well they are doing just fine in there tiny nursery as of now,but there older sibling which is a month old keeps chasing them. and the majority of them are a day old and 6 of them are a week old.
 
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