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Question 5g tank (i hope)

so i am hoping to get a 5 gallon tank with 1 male dwarf puffer (and hopefully 1 female puffer) it would be a planted tank and i am asking for recomendations on a good, cheap tank and a decent light for someone on a budget that i can buy better lightbulbs if i want to get high light plants all information will be helpful. if it is a store u r reccomending it needs to be in the san diego area and all websites are welcomed. thank you.
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for best budget just start with an all glass frame tank you can usually pick one up at LFS for less than $10, a lot of the frame less tanks you see here are very nice but do cost $$ compared to a traditional framed tank, and you can always upgrade it later on. Light, there are numerous clip on lights for aquariums or even a basic desk or work light with screw in bulb would work, you could swap the incandescent bulb for a screw in florescent.
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Why not get a Hampton Bay desklamp and de-rim the tank?

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I started with the wal mart special 5 gallon... the filter eventually broke and i had to buy a heater because it didnt come with one. I've heard getting a breeding pair of puffers can be hard because they will fight, and they need alot of plants to break their sight of each other, in my experience i think 5 gallon is to small for 2 puffers because one will stress the other out , But u can start a tank for pretty cheap if you shop around a bit san diego is a big city, and if all else fails im sure mexico has some pretty cheap fish tank supplies .
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haha what greedy said it could possibly work, but conditions need to be just right and needs to be a TON of things to break the line of sight. I believe one of the guys over on the dwarfpuffer forums bred 2 dps in a 5 gallon tank but had nothing just moss in there.
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