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Old 06-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #91
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I like this tanks footprint, it's to bad they don't have any distributors in Houston.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:45 AM   #92
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Considered contacting the company to find someone who can ship to you?

Also wouldn't hurt to ask one of your area fish shops to carry them.

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:38 AM   #93
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I'm about to go searching locally for this tank. To make a long story short...gotta cut down on size in my place. A baby has the tendency to cause one's house to noticeably shrink!

(also an excuse to set up 2 new tanks)...I have a 36" stand that I think 2 of these side by side would do well with.

Will definitely be following this thread. I am really glad that deep blue makes this tank. It is PERFECT for what I need. Now I gotta find it here in Cleveland.

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:07 AM   #94
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Oh if you haven't seen my post somewhere else cause I was hyped to find out Deep blue makes a 5 gallon long called bettaplex 5 gal. 18" x 6" x 6".

Something for you and I to look into. I know your MTS makes you want to get more tanks. Shut a regular one down to get this bad boy
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #95
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The new rule is I have to shut something down if I want to bring in a new one.

Great rule, I need this one.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #96
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The BettaPlex 5 has five compartments, not five gallons. 18x6x6 = just under 3 gallons.

It's actually this 3gal tank. DBP's measurements in their catalog are just a bit off. Measurements are actually closer to 18 x 6 x 7.

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Oh if you haven't seen my post somewhere else cause I was hyped to find out Deep blue makes a 5 gallon long called bettaplex 5 gal. 18" x 6" x 6".

Something for you and I to look into. I know your MTS makes you want to get more tanks. Shut a regular one down to get this bad boy
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #97
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The BettaPlex 5 has five compartments, not five gallons. 18x6x6 = just under 3 gallons.

It's actually this 3gal tank. DBP's measurements in their catalog are just a bit off. Measurements are actually closer to 18 x 6 x 7.
Oh wow, I totally didn't even bother to calculate the dimensions myself. xD I just assumed it was right and the compartments were removable. Well thus continues my search for a tank xD or a custom maker but idk where to start to find one haha.
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All the compartments are definitely removable. They're glass panels that also double as an adjustable tank cover.

You may want to consider posting a WTB here on the SnS for a custom acrylic tank. There are a couple folks on TPT who make smaller tanks all the time and sell them. 24x7x7 would make for a terrific 5gal.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:50 PM   #99
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All the compartments are definitely removable. They're glass panels that also double as an adjustable tank cover.

You may want to consider posting a WTB here on the SnS for a custom acrylic tank. There are a couple folks on TPT who make smaller tanks all the time and sell them. 24x7x7 would make for a terrific 5gal.
Sounds like a good idea. Yeah I was looking for something along those dimensions. thanks!
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:01 PM   #100
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Time to update basic parameters since so many people are asking (doing this for all the shrimp tanks I have journals for on TPT):
  • Temperature: 72
  • GH: 6
  • KH: 0-1
  • pH: 5.9-6
  • Nitrate: 10ish
  • TDS: 170

Guess it's clear that this substrate sure is a pH buffer. I occasionally add a bit of crushed coral to the filter to keep it as high as it is now.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #101
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A drop in pH like that got me thinking about Taiwan Bees........hehe talk about risk with a tank this small. If I only didn't have to go back and forth from college....

Is that achieved with straight azoo or is it still a mix of up and azoo. Tbh I haven't tested my 5 gal in a while for pH, last time I saw it, it was at the 6-6.5 level.....>.> thank god crystals don't mind the acidity.
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This tank is 100% UP Aqua Shrimp Sand.

Thinking about adding a few more Whites/Goldens or some Mischling. Figure Mischling would be a good way to eventually try Taiwan Bees in this tank without risking the bank. I'm confident in my ability to maintain stable params in a tank this small because I'm with them nearly 24 hours per day so the Mischling price may be worth it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:48 PM   #103
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That sounds like a good idea. Do you know how much $$ it cost to fill the tank up with Up Aqua about-ish?

Mischlings sound like a good idea. I want to try it one day once I can stay in a place for a year.
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Probably only requires a single bag of UP Aqua for this tank, honestly.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:12 AM   #105
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Wonder if I have enough spare moss to start a new shrimp tank?



That's after I gave half of it away.

(This is for a new 45-F)
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