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Old 09-06-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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New 2 Gal Planted Aqueon Evolve tank


I just wanted to share my new 2 gallon Aqueon Evolve tank that I got done setting up today on my desk at work. Right now it only has a mystery snail and 2 MTS as its inhabitants, but that may change once the tank has cycled and matured. I'm on the fence as to whether I want to have fish (tetras/danios) or cherry reds in here. Any suggestions from you guys?
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Nice looking tank!

I picked up 2xFluval Spec IIs last night that currently have neons and I think they looked squished for space and I will be rehoming them without a doubt. Others may feel different but I'd go with the shrimp over neons for sure.

What about a betta? I was never a betta fish person but after getting the tanks last night, I am really starting to like "Charlie"! That's what the guy's daughter had named the fish and I promised I'd keep it, hehe.

If I may make a suggestion... the driftwood at the front left is a bit in the road of the plants you have behind it, I think it might look better moved back some with the plants showcased in front.

Oh, EDIT, question too... how are you heating it? The Specs came with heaters but they just heat... there's no thermometer which worries me. Don't want them on unless they need it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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I second the vote for cherry shrimp.

I think they would be much happier in that home rather than tetras
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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What about endlers, or chili rasboras?

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Old 09-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #5
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2 gallons really limits you to the fish you can have. Even if you ignore the 1 inch per gallon rule because of the plants, you are really down to less than 2 gallons, because of the plants and substrate. I would think about shrimp or at most a betta.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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I've got this same tank and if you decide on a betta you're gonna want to pull the filter out and set it to bare minimum flow. I pulled mine out to look at and it's rated for 98gph, I have a feeling it was meant more for saltwater or something big time like that.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #7
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Thanks for the great comments and input!

primo - The outflow from the filter is too strong as it is for a Betta. I could mod it or put a sparybar on it as I have seen others do, but I kinda like the fast moving river feel that i get with the way that I have the return nozzle pointed and the driftwood diffusing the directional flow. I had the driftwood in back originally, but decided to move it up front to give more of a random placement. The microsword will grow in around it and I have added some Java moss to it today to give it a little more of a weathered look. I'll have to grab some more pics and update it.

Mojo028 - Good suggestions, I've had experience with platys and mollies in the past, so endlers may not be a stretch. I've seen both, but I'll have to research them some more.

tmcpherson301 - Yep, I saw the reviews for the tank online and already have the filter turned all of the way down. Depending on what eventually goes into this tank, I may end up making a custom spray bar for it so that the water is diffused better.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:30 AM   #8
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FYI; Looks like PetSmart is clearancing out their Aqueon Evolve tanks. They've got them for pretty cheap right now.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:36 AM   #9
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FYI; Looks like PetSmart is clearancing out their Aqueon Evolve tanks. They've got them for pretty cheap right now.
How cheap? I'd rather not set foot in such a place if I don't have to.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #10
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How cheap? I'd rather not set foot in such a place if I don't have to.
I got the 8 for $56 and the 4 for $41 in Phx. Sounds like someone in TX may have gotten even cheaper.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #11
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I got the 8 today for 39.97, the 4's were 29.97
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:28 AM   #12
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Here in SW FL the 8s were $39 & the 4s $29 also. Almost got an 8... might have to go back & get it lol....

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