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Old 09-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #61
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I think that once you are unhappy with the light (which is understandable, because it sucks), and the filter (takes up a ton of room), you are better off just getting rid of it and going with a different tank. Petsmart/co (I can never remember which) was just having a $1 a gallon sale on tanks 10 gallons and larger, so that's an option if you have the room.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:23 AM   #62
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My new 8G Evolve. Can't wait for the plants to start growing out...
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:18 AM   #63
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I wish I had room for another ten gallon. That's why IM wanting to modify the evolve I currently have. But am willing to take suggesting on lighting for it. And suggestions on how to remove the center wall and filtration square. Top fin just came out with one I might end up replacing it with 2.6 gallons. Internal filter with spray bar and ATM led fixture. Has anyone had experience with these?
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:07 AM   #64
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I just picked an evolve4 up for 30 bucks at Petsmart. I was going to get the 8 gallon but I won't have room before I move, but I might buy it anyways and sit on it until I have the room. Ha. I hope I have enough ADA laying around to get it started.


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Old 09-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #65
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I just picked an evolve4 up for 30 bucks at Petsmart. I was going to get the 8 gallon but I won't have room before I move, but I might buy it anyways and sit on it until I have the room. Ha. I hope I have enough ADA laying around to get it started.


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Yup... Bought the 8 and 4. Set up the 8 and waiting until I have more room before doing anything wih the 4. (Opposite scenario, but you can't pass on a clearance sale!)
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:42 PM   #66
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:54 AM   #67
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Just picked up an Evolve8 on clearance:





And the old Evolve4 has now been revamped for a shrimp tank. Moss still needs to grow out.

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Old 09-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #68
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Just picked up an Evolve8 for $40! Thank you PetSmart. Great inspiration in this thread but I am not sure if i am going freshwater planted or nano reef with this little tank yet.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #69
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Here's my Evolve 4...

Lighting - 10" Finnex FugeRay LED
heating - 25w Fluval Compact
Substrate - 2" Mineralized Topsoil mixed w/ Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix
Co2 - Via Co2 tablets

It houses my Betta, and has been running for 2 weeks now!!!



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Old 09-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #70
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Official Evolve-lution Club can be found here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=437873
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #71
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I am picking up an Evolve 8 tomorrow.

FYI, Petsmart friends and family starts tomorrow, so you can get an additional 15% off if you are thinking of buying an Evolve.

edit - picked it up today. Was able to use a $5 off $25 coupon (and a dog birthday coupon for a free treat!) along with the 15%, so out the door at about $33 after tax along with a bag of treats.

I will be replacing my 5g Eclipse with this.

I am assuming dwarf hairgrass is out of the question with the current light? Has anybody had success with staurogyne repens?

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Old 09-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #72
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This ended up being a pricy betta
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:05 PM   #73
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But your betta looks very happy. Nice scape.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:40 PM   #74
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My Evolve 4. I'm still stocking it and figuring out what other plants I want to use and where, but it's pretty close to being done.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #75
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Is the 'tapping' three times in a row usually?

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Thought this would be the place to ask, since this is where all the Evolve people hang out. I set up my Evolve4 in late Feb of this year. Lately, I've noticed a creaking/tapping type noise. Can't pinpoint it exactly... but it sounds like it's coming from the tank. It happens randomly... sometimes several times in a row, sometimes it will be several minutes before I hear it again.

It sits on my desk. Has anyone else heard something similar from their Evolve? I really like this little tank and I don't want anything to happen to it. Likewise, I don't want it to crack and flood my computer.

I have replaced the stock light with a single desk light with a daylight CFL bulb. If I hold my hand beneath it, I do feel some warmth, but it's not excessively so. I've used the CFL for over a month and I just started noticing the noise the past couple days. I'm open to suggestions.
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