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Old 01-17-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Default Screw the Evolve 2! (2.5g Betta, Winter)

I broke all of my own rules yesterday ...

and bought an aqueon evolve 2 and a betta!

(my petco is sh*tty and the tank was totally used. No cover and dirty. can I go complain and ask for a refund without the tank, since I canít transport a full tank lol)

Heís beautiful! And day two no issues. This is my THIRD instant cycle success using Tetra Safe Start. I canít believe it. I was prepared for the stress but I donít think I will have it. I donít recommend solely relying on the product, but I do recommend having it on hand in case of emergencies or other needs.

Now, I wonít be putting a FTS until Iím satisfied.

BUT here is Winter



here is my filter mod. (this SIGNIFICANTLY decreased the flow)



I took fluval filter sponge, folded in half around the output and secured with thread.

A question:
I hate how much dead space this filter has, all because of the "media basket" Right now, I utilized that to put as much ceramic biomedia as I could, but ideally I want to get rid of the basket and make use of the space. How difficult would this be? It seems very.

Thanks! FTS soon with more details

Last edited by kcoscia; 04-27-2014 at 10:16 PM.. Reason: change of tank
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