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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Fish tank help!

Do anybody know any fish tank kits that comes with a gravel or substrate? The ones I know are Fluval Ebi and Fluval Flora. I heard the filter is noisy and I plan on putting the tank in my room. I don't want a huge tank also, nothing more than 10 gallons. Any help would be appreciated
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It's unusual for tank kits to come with gravel/substrate. Only other ones I know of are the super cheapo kits for bettas that are dinky and come with a handful of gravel.
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It's unusual for tank kits to come with gravel/substrate. Only other ones I know of are the super cheapo kits for bettas that are dinky and come with a handful of gravel.
is the Fluval ebi a good tank though?
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I don't recall bad reviews of the tank. The only thing that comes to mind is that the background tends to detach from the back once the tank is filled with water and float on the surface. I believe many people will detach the background on purpose. Haven't heard anything about the filter being noisy but I haven't been actively searching for reviews on the Fluval Ebi/Flora. Out of the two, I've heard that it's better to go with the Ebi since the C02 kit that comes with the Flora is a waste.
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I don't recall bad reviews of the tank. The only thing that comes to mind is that the background tends to detach from the back once the tank is filled with water and float on the surface. I believe many people will detach the background on purpose. Haven't heard anything about the filter being noisy but I haven't been actively searching for reviews on the Fluval Ebi/Flora. Out of the two, I've heard that it's better to go with the Ebi since the C02 kit that comes with the Flora is a waste.
ok. do you have a fluval ebi yourself?
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Nope, I don't.
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question... why does the kit have to have gravel or substrate included? You can always get the substrate seperately, even the fluval stuff...


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Just wondering that. If you're on a really tight budget there's always the option of playsand and some effort to rinse it.
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doesn't it tend to be more expensive though then getting one that comes with everything?
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