splendidbetta Posted January 6, 2006 Report Share Posted January 6, 2006 As most of you know, I am still just a kid. So I can't have the whole house covered in betta tanks, as the rest of the family would prefer to keep their sanity and have some place to live. Which means that currently the maximum of 5 12 litre tanks in my bedroom on my desk, and the 3 foot 80 litre tank by the back door in the kitchen/dining area is my limit. I used to have a 12 litre tank against the wall on the kitchen bench, but the microwave now occupies that space. That is all the tank space I have, unless I want to use the garage as well, which is open to the backyard so it gets really cold in there at night and the heaters can't compete. So, I can't exactly keep 30 males in their own individual 10liter tank without finding a way to make them float in mid-air. However I can comfortably house between 30 and 40 2 litre softdrink bottles cut at the neck-base in 2 large shallow 40 litre storage containers which are full of water with a heater. In my Bedroom. One on my desk in front of the tanks or behind, and one on my unused toybox which is more like a large stool/bench which sits beside my desk. As for water changes: I plan to bring my 90 litre cube tank back from dad's house and have it on a table in the garage with 2 heaters in it (the heaters just can't compete at night with the cold, during summer prob only one heater, depends). I will put my Fluval 2 filter and run it in there packed with filter wool and activated carbon. The idea is to fill it up with tap water, add dechlorinator/conditioner etc, and let it age properly for a few days while the carbon absorbs chemicals etc. That way, I can perform total water changes every 2-3 days on the bottled bettas without using direct tap water as I used to. After water changes using the tank water, I refill the water that was taken out of the tank with tap water, and let it be filtered for 2 days before the next water changes. This water will also be used for changing the water of my other tanks. Would this be a sufficient setup for housing for HM stock? It's far better than my previous method. I hope my structuring of this post is comprehendable? :D Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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