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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Betta's New 5 Gallon Planted

So... I just finished my betta's new tank! He was in a 5 gallon corner eclipse system, which sucked! I bought a basic 5.5 gallon at Petco and derimmed it on the top, planted and here we are!

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Tank- Petco 5.5 gallon (rimless)
Filter- Finnex PX-360 Canister with 93 gph
Light- HO Sun Miniature T2 light fixture (11 watts, 803 Lumens, 6400 K)
Substrate- Eco Complete with Root Tabs
Hardscape- Driftwood and lava rocks
Flora- Ludwigia ?, java fern, anubias nana, java moss and Taiwan moss
Fauna- Halfmoon salamander betta (aka Charlie Sheen), and 1 spixi snail

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The water is still cloudy and I'm going to raise the light tomorrow, but what do you guys think?
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I like it... I'm planning out a 55 gallon only because I want another Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (my all time favorite tropical fish)...

... but I must admit that I've become quite passionate about planted nanos!

I look forward to seeing your tank progress.


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Do you think my light will be enough? What lighting is it considered? (high, medium, low?)
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Looks like you have low light plants, the light you have on now should be fine.
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