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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Edge Aquarium QUESTIONS

what do you guys think about this aquarium for bettas?

Dose the aquarium come with a heater ?




here is the aquarium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzOJjmXjeH8
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there is a airspace at the top

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Personally, I don't like this aquarium for bettas.
Bettas need to breath from the surface and it's very confusing for them to swim to what they think it's the surface and not be able to breath... your fish might panic.
If you would keep a few centimeters of space between the top glass and the edge of water so your fish could have a full surface of air, it would be ok but it will negate the purpose of the design.
I don't know if there's a heater, I don't see space for a "hidden" one. You could always buy a submersible and hide it under the gravel or decorations.
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Personally, I don't like this aquarium for bettas.
Bettas need to breath from the surface and it's very confusing for them to swim to what they think it's the surface and not be able to breath... your fish might panic.
If you would keep a few centimeters of space between the top glass and the edge of water so your fish could have a full surface of air, it would be ok but it will negate the purpose of the design.
I don't know if there's a heater, I don't see space for a "hidden" one. You could always buy a submersible and hide it under the gravel or decorations.
yea thats what i will do buy a heater that i can put all in the water

i have read comments about it and people said betta fish are really intelligent fish and they will figure it out also read comments ppl saying there beta learned the first day were to go up for oxygen
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heard the filter runs to fast and it affects the betta but thats not problem to slow it down
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I have read that it is the biggest pain to clean. The hole in the top is impossible to get into, and if algae grows on the side, good luck getting to it. It is also really difficult to catch fish, or remove dead ones. It is a neat idea, but somewhat poorly executed, at least for the price of the tank.



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I personally don't think its a good idea..Bettas may be intelligent, but the filter is located at the only opening in the top, and the water flow coming from there could be too much for them and couldn't get to the surface. The filter is built-in too, I believe, so I don't think theres a way to slow it down. Its fine for other fish, just not bettas because of their need for air.

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i saw on forums ppl saying that they slowed down the filter u can always just not run the filter keep it off right
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yeah but then it kinda defeats the point and beauty of the aquarium lol. Why spend the money on something like that, when you can create an equally beautiful aquarium for half the price? :P

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yeah but then it kinda defeats the point and beauty of the aquarium lol. Why spend the money on something like that, when you can create an equally beautiful aquarium for half the price? :P
at my store its cheep as hell 99$
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Bah, for the inconvenience of having to adjust everything, and cleaning is a pain, I just read, I don't think its worth it. I'd rather just go get a plain 'ol 10 gallon and make it pretty lol

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