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Old 09-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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El Cheapo 1 Gallon Betta Tank


I found this 1 gallon vase at Ross for 3 bucks and saw potential. A little dirt, a little moss a, couple of stem plants and one
I did have a cherry shrimp in with the betta. He ended up as lunch. Lesson learned. Perhaps a ghost shrimp would be a better choice. The moss and red ludwigia seem to be doing fine.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:59 AM   #2
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Very cool. What kind of filter is that?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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I'm not sure on the brand. I tried looking it up on the Aquaforest website (place of purchase) but don't see it. It was the smallest hob filter they carried.
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looks like the BioMaxx Nano Hang-On Aquarium Filter for Desktop/Betta/Small Fish Tanks have 3 of them and at one time had one on my 1 betta gallon bowl. its now on his 3 gallon tank. great little filters with flow adjustment. you can find them on ebay for 11.95
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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Looks awesome a good find for $3!
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #6
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Another great think about the filter is that it's super quiet. It houses a small handfull of bio rings, a course sponge and a fine sponge. I got the idea about the light from another TPT member. It's called the Jansjo. Ikea sells them for around $15. Click on "Jansjo" link for a review about the light.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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2 great finds -> 1 happy betta.
Pretty neat setup and a handsome guy inside

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it looks like a "Deep Blue" brand filter
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:22 AM   #9
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Another great think about the filter is that it's super quiet. It houses a small handfull of bio rings, a course sponge and a fine sponge. I got the idea about the light from another TPT member. It's called the Jansjo. Ikea sells them for around $15. Click on "Jansjo" link for a review about the light.

I have that light. It is a great light. As reviewed on AMZ, it can flicker and dim at times and I just override the timer and turn it on and off a few times and it is fine. Something to do with a poor switch mech. I believe.
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I guess I've been pretty lucky so far. Great little light for the price. My Ludwigia likes it and the moss is also doing great
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