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Old 04-02-2013, 03:25 AM   #31
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The existing lid is more than sufficient at stopping jumpers (except the hole in the right front, which can be easily covered).

And reducing the flow is quite effective. Probably one of the best 5gal and under Betta tanks. Although I am still looking at possibly reducing the flow even more, as it still seems quite strong for a Betta. The power head is just too much for such a small tank.

IDK, the next water change I am going to give it another turn, maybe close to half closed.
Well I feel pretty silly now, I totally didn't realize it came with a lid lol. That definitely makes a big difference.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:49 AM   #32
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I got one of these today for a Betta that is being rehomed to me. I turned the pump all the way down, and added a chunk of Fluval sponge over the outflow head. Perfect. Water movement, but certainly not enough to bother the fish.

If you use black sponge, you will barely see it. Especially once you get some plants growing up to hide it.

Suspicious of the light though. I will start with it, but I am researching options. Mine is lie tech, so hopefully it will be sufficient.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:55 PM   #33
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Got my eye on one at the local petco on sale as well. Missing filter media so its no biggie. My issues is with what seems to be a poor quality light. Any clip on types we can substitute? I would love this for an office desk tank and run low tech with some shrimps
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #34
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Got my eye on one at the local petco on sale as well. Missing filter media so its no biggie. My issues is with what seems to be a poor quality light. Any clip on types we can substitute? I would love this for an office desk tank and run low tech with some shrimps
The light really is not that bad. Is it a Finnex or Ecoxotic? No. But it is far better than some I have seen that come with tanks.

See my build in my sig for what it looks like with the Finnex Fugeray-R.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #35
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I got one of these today for a Berta that is being rehomed to me. I turned the pump all the way down, and added a chunk of Fluval sponge over the outflow head. Perfect. Water movement, but certainly not enough to bother the fish.

If you use black sponge, you will barely see it. Especially once you get some plants growing up to hide it.

Suspicious of the light though. I will start with it, but I am researching options. Mine is lie tech, so hopefully it will be sufficient.
The light is easily sufficient for low light plants. Anything medium or higher will require an upgrade.

I would love to see a pic on your powerhead. I am thinking my next move will not be to reduce the flow anymore, but to diffuse the powerhead a little more with a sponge.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:10 PM   #36
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I would love to see a pic on your powerhead.
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I bought 2 evolve 4s the other day and plan on using both to house my 2 Bettas (who are both in 1/2 gal tanks and need a definite upgrade). Last thing I want to do is stress them out further by blowing them about their new setups.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:29 AM   #37
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Anybody have a suggestion for a light replacement? Mine is low tech, and I am worried the Finnex will create an algae problem
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 PM   #38
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I've been hearing great things about the finnex Fugeray r. It's low - med light range from what I understand and algae should not be an issue.

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anyone use this for a shrimp tank?
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