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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 12:39 AM
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post #47 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:39 AM
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Aw that's nice of you but don't worry about it. I am going to put an ad up in the SnS eventually looking for an old Flora/Ebi light or something, and in the meantime keep looking on Fleabay and Amazon for lights.
NP.... ya when I thought about it shipping it wouldnt be worth it considering you could get something better for probably about what it would be for me to send it to you in canada anyway lol


sooo I am thinking about putting a betta in my spec, what has your bettas behavior been like in the tank? seems like they make suitable tanks for them but are on the small end of the spectrum
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I do think my betta really enjoys the Spec. It's true they're not the best because they are small and mostly vertical space. They might be better for plakat or female bettas since long fins might get blown around or caught in the overflow. My betta's favorite thing in the world is resting against the overflow. I can see him hanging out there right now! I would love to get him a Mini M but that'll have to wait :P

You'll probably have to do some mods since the filter is so strong. I turned the filter down to low and stuffed the overflow area with filter floss. That lowered the flow enough for my plakat, but for a long finned you might want to cut some slits in the return hose. I also had to pull my hardscape out because my betta kept wedging himself behind the rocks and I was paranoid he was going to end up getting hurt or stuck and drown
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post #49 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:01 AM
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I put a ball valve in the filter hose and have it almost shut so the flow is REAL mild at the moment...

I am still debating about getting a betta (crowntail) or going with shrimps and a few nano fishes....... ugh it is hard to decide
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I would love to do something like chili rasboras, CPDs or even endlers and a couple shrimp! It is tough to decide. I went for a betta because I love their personalities His tank is right beside my desk and he's fun to watch.
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post #51 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:17 AM
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exactly... ya I am debating a betta alone or cpd's or chilli rasboras both of which would include shrimps

well I have plenty of time to sit on the decision as my tank cycles all month long
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borrowed a real camera, got some pictures of my betta...


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post #54 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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Haven't posted about this tank in a while!

It's nothing but a stunted amazon sword and some c. parva, but here's some pics.



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