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New Nano~Fluval Chi

I set up a Chi in my office for a Betta today~




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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 06:57 PM
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Spiffy setup!

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That's gorgeous. I like how you kept it barebottom. It really adds to the clean effect. Hopefully the LEDs can sustain the anubias and DHG long-term.

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Thank you both! I will be using the desk lamp beside it for additional lighting. It has a spiral compact daylight bulb...should be enough. The stock lighting is not enough to keep any plant alive.

here is a pic of just the stock led lighting
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I picked one of these up and then saw that the stock lighting was horrible, so now, I only use it as a rimless nano. I don't even use the little light/filter combo. Maybe if someone pulled a McGyver it could be better for live plants.


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ive seen a chi setup where they used a light on top of it all so that they could use the top "pool"/return to plant some emersed items too. not sure how much of that light trickled down to be useful in the tank it's self tho

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I am sure one could find suitable lighting and skip the waterfall if they wanted. I had the little light set ups on my small nanos that worked great for plants. Bettas do not like bright light though, and if the DHG won't work, I can get something else.
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I skipped the waterfall/filter combo and use a mini HOB/skimmer combo with a light similar to the Hamptons that people use. Looks pretty good.


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New pics of the bettas~
The male got a split in his tail from the trip. I am treating with almond leaf tea.

The female
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that male is amazing!
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Thank you.
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wow, awesome bettas. you breeding?
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Stunning!
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wow, awesome bettas. you breeding?
I hope to, but not right away. I am going to give them some time to heal up and get in prime condition. Thank you.

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Stunning!
Thank you.

I love them already.
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