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Old 05-06-2014, 10:54 PM
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I just thought I'd bring up that Petco does sell the frozen brine shrimp since I thought you were implying in your previous post that they didn't. They also carry the NLS pellets, which are one of the two most recommended brands from betta people I've talked to. Although at least in my petco the NLS is not actually kept in the section of the store with all of the other betta items. I had to do some searching around in the store to find it.

The only thing about the nls is that it is a bit big for the babies, so it does need crushed.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:16 PM
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I just thought I'd bring up that Petco does sell the frozen brine shrimp since I thought you were implying in your previous post that they didn't. They also carry the NLS pellets, which are one of the two most recommended brands from betta people I've talked to. Although at least in my petco the NLS is not actually kept in the section of the store with all of the other betta items. I had to do some searching around in the store to find it.

The only thing about the nls is that it is a bit big for the babies, so it does need crushed.
I'm half asleep, I'm sorry if I'm coming off as unclear or anything - I was confirming that they do sell brine shrimp and that the micro pellets aren't a good staple for them, lol.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:56 AM
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Yeah I stay away from the hikari. From what I understand they used to have decent formulas but then changed them. We stick with nls and omega one.

I also presoak all dry foods to try and help prevent constipation/bloat
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Rick decided tonight that he was going to take the plunge. He bought a rack ($20 at walmart, woo), four bettas, fake plants (will add real later) and we got some 2.5g bins. We use heat tape to heat our guys, way cheaper and way less cords than if we bought everyone an individual heater. Yay, bettas! He's expressed some interest in breeding, which I've done, so we will be importing from Thailand in a few months and going from there. So nice to have him be interested!
Im really, very glad that I have no room. Or this would have been me.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:16 AM
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Hahaha, right now we're managing to fit all of his inverts and all of the fish in a closet with room to spare right now. This rack can hold 24 adults. We can get a rack and all of the bins to put on it (not including the fish or decor) for under $100.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:20 AM
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Hahaha, right now we're managing to fit all of his inverts and all of the fish in a closet with room to spare right now. This rack can hold 24 adults. We can get a rack and all of the bins to put on it (not including the fish or decor) for under $100.
Not that I, in anybody's mind, need 24 separate fish, but I think you should go find a link to show what you're using for rack. Or, you know, take a picture.
And, like, just normal storage bins?

Other people's setups intrigue me!
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Rick decided tonight that he was going to take the plunge. He bought a rack ($20 at walmart, woo), four bettas, fake plants (will add real later) and we got some 2.5g bins. We use heat tape to heat our guys, way cheaper and way less cords than if we bought everyone an individual heater. Yay, bettas! He's expressed some interest in breeding, which I've done, so we will be importing from Thailand in a few months and going from there. So nice to have him be interested!
Too bad you weren't closer, I get NICE quality super deltas, super cheap. Oh and sometime dragon scales and plakats and double tails and all kinds of stuff. I cringe when the little kids and parents pick out some of the more fantastic ones, such a shame they don't know what they are getting .
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:40 AM
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Maybe we'll make the trek up sometime soon, crazed!

Jess, Rick and I are the same way, don't feel weird I like seeing how people's dog kennels are set up. And fish rooms. And invert rooms. And reptile rooms. Animal rooms in general. I'll get pictures up tonight (they're in Rick's closet and he's still asleep), but for now, here are our racks and bins:

These are not super heavy duty, I wouldn't trust them with anything heavier than what we're using them for, but they work nicely for bins. I prefer metal racks, but these work for now:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-4-Sh...24400/17219642

Bins:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-...lipse/24415228

We take out the handle and it provides two little vent holes that they have no chance of being able to jump out of. The picture doesn't show it well, but for being thick plastic bins, they're pretty darn clear. I have a half gallon "tank" for nice pictures of the fish.
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Everyone is a little bare-bones right now, I got them each at least one fake plant and ordered them some live java moss. I usually do exclusively bare bottom for betta bins, but Rick liked the gravel. Didn't have enough for my guy. Terrible cell phone pictures, go!

Grizzle crowntail female:



Red cambodian crowntail female:



Yellow grizzle halfmoon male:




Really dirty grizzle male (marked as a double tail, he is a halfmoon with tail split that will heal lol):



My orange dude's bin:
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Fish rack:


Spider rack, just because (dubia on the bottom):
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