The Planted Tank Forum

The Planted Tank Forum (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/index.php)
-   New York (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=66)
-   -   Mini tank/cube for a betta? (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=214762)

frrok 01-15-2013 09:14 PM

Mini tank/cube for a betta?
 
Hey everyone, checking back in after a long break. I am almost ready to kick back into the hobby. From my livestock that survived sandy, I have one lonely betta left :( (and a couple of ottos that I added later) in a ten gallon bare bottom set up at my moms. Planning on moving that to my place this weekend. Anyway, in your travels to LFS's has anyone seen a small cubish rimless tank about 2-3 gallons? Planning on keeping my betta in there and using the ten gallon as an emersed setup to grow plants again. Hope everyone is well and I look forward to sharing my projects with you all!
Cheers,
frroK

xev11 01-15-2013 09:26 PM

I think it's worth checking the stores in brooklyn. I believe Kings (check "the lfs directory" for the address) or one of the neighboring stores have acrylic cubes in the 2-4g range.
Petland on Nassau carries Deep Blue tanks that are approx 2g in a few different dimensions.

VivaDaWolf 01-15-2013 09:57 PM

If you want a legit cube, we saw them during the LI fish hops..ugh I forget the names of them - the one store with that duck in the pond when you walk in, and the one with the cheap supplies. They have 8x8x8, 10x10x10 and 12 as well. Rimless. Maybe like $15 ish- cheaper at the duck pond place.

frrok 01-15-2013 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VivaDaWolf (Post 2252698)
If you want a legit cube, we saw them during the LI fish hops..ugh I forget the names of them - the one store with that duck in the pond when you walk in, and the one with the cheap supplies. They have 8x8x8, 10x10x10 and 12 as well. Rimless. Maybe like $15 ish- cheaper at the duck pond place.

That's what I'm thinking. If you could remember the name that would be cool. Or I'll check out those deep blue tanks. I like the 8x8.

philemon716 01-15-2013 10:09 PM

Hey Frrrok

I live in Chelsea near the flower market. Walking by last week, there was a shop that specialized in vases. There were a number of larger ones that are definitely around 2-3 gallons in size. Multiple sizes and shapes (cylinders, cubes etc). I thin kthey'll charge around $20-40 for each. Thick and quality - I use them for my own tanks.

chibikaie 01-15-2013 10:48 PM

I have a betta cube, think it's 10" - I calculated it to be around 3 gallons. It's plastic, looks like it's this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-LED-...-Pets/20693135

Yours if you want it. I moved the betta to different quarters.

philemon716 01-15-2013 10:58 PM

Just took the dog for a walk to Petland discounts at 23rd & 8th. The Deep Blue 2.3 gallon is on sale for $24.99.

frrok 01-15-2013 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philemon716 (Post 2252770)
Hey Frrrok

I live in Chelsea near the flower market. Walking by last week, there was a shop that specialized in vases. There were a number of larger ones that are definitely around 2-3 gallons in size. Multiple sizes and shapes (cylinders, cubes etc). I thin kthey'll charge around $20-40 for each. Thick and quality - I use them for my own tanks.

cool! thanks for the heads up. Actually, i love those vases, I have a 6 inch cube one. Im always looking for those for emersed wabi-kusa set ups. good to know where to find them!

Quote:

Originally Posted by chibikaie (Post 2253066)
I have a betta cube, think it's 10" - I calculated it to be around 3 gallons. It's plastic, looks like it's this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-LED-...-Pets/20693135



Yours if you want it. I moved the betta to different quarters.

I may take you up on this! but I really want glass, if possible. but I like FREE! lol...

Quote:

Originally Posted by philemon716 (Post 2253130)
Just took the dog for a walk to Petland discounts at 23rd & 8th. The Deep Blue 2.3 gallon is on sale for $24.99.

are these glass?

xev11 01-15-2013 11:20 PM

Deep blue tanks are glass. the 2.3 is not a cube from what i remember, but long.

Monster Fish 01-15-2013 11:22 PM

The Deep Blue 2.3 is an 18 inch long tank.

we4wieners 01-15-2013 11:38 PM

Just got the DB 2.3g. Awesome shape. Its 18" long.

GeToChKn 01-16-2013 12:09 AM

Make the betta happy and keep him in the 10gal. Imagine living in a apartment and you get downsized to a room and you have to cook, eat, sleep, and use the washroom in that same room. I hate seeing betta's in anything less than a 5.5gal

frrok 01-16-2013 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeToChKn (Post 2253674)
Make the betta happy and keep him in the 10gal. Imagine living in a apartment and you get downsized to a room and you have to cook, eat, sleep, and use the washroom in that same room. I hate seeing betta's in anything less than a 5.5gal

Would love to, but I actually think he'll be happier by himself in something smaller. I've tested this hypothesis before when I had to temporarily house him in bowl. And if I find a cheap 5 gallon, I wouldn't be opposed to that either.

VivaDaWolf 01-16-2013 02:33 AM

I think its country critters...or aquahut... maybe monster can confirm..

Monster Fish 01-16-2013 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VivaDaWolf (Post 2255154)
I think its country critters...or aquahut... maybe monster can confirm..

Country Critters. Though it's a bit far. Just go to the shops on 8th Ave in Brooklyn if you want a cube.


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.