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View Poll Results: MULTIPLE CHOICE Poll! Help me design my divided tank!
betta: Halfmoon 1 12.50%
betta: Plakat 1 12.50%
betta: Crowntail 0 0%
look of tank: Natural 1 12.50%
look of tank: CrAzY!! or OTHER (Please Post to Specify) 0 0%
best food: NLS Betta Pellets 3 37.50%
best food: Hikari Bio Gold 1 12.50%
gravel? 0 0%
sand? (i have never had sand) 1 12.50%
Colorful, or natural? 0 0%
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:30 PM   #11 
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That's my pleasure, I'm glad I could help I really love sponge filters (although I've moved to something different) - the air pumps are also so versatile! If you get one more powerful than your tank requires you can even rig multiple filters to it.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #12 
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That's my pleasure, I'm glad I could help I really love sponge filters (although I've moved to something different) - the air pumps are also so versatile! If you get one more powerful than your tank requires you can even rig multiple filters to it.
OMG haha i am so excited to get it! They sound AmAzInG!
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #13 
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The sponge filter will provide enough aeration for bacteria and surface agitation. The airstone would be just for show, if you and your fish like that sort of thing.

Light colored craft-mesh has less see-throughiness (harder to see through) than black. But with a double divider, it shouldn't matter.

Where is that divider tutorial? Anyone?

That is an excellent sponge filter, but larger than it looks. Fine for a 10g and up.

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Old 08-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #14 
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The sponge filter will provide enough aeration for bacteria and surface agitation. The airstone would be just for show, if you and your fish like that sort of thing.

Light colored craft-mesh has less see-throughiness (harder to see through) than black. But with a double divider, it shouldn't matter.

Where is that divider tutorial? Anyone?
Thanks so much!

I would love the divider tutorial if anyone could find it!
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:57 AM   #15 
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Oh d'oh I forgot I had the divider tutorial bookmarked! Sorry HAH!

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=40025
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Oh d'oh I forgot I had the divider tutorial bookmarked! Sorry HAH!

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=40025
NO problem! Thanks so much!
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #17 
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Well I'm a sucker for VTs. But I do like HM's :)
Natural look
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Good luck! :)
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #18 
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Well I'm a sucker for VTs. But I do like HM's :)
Natural look
NLS pellets

Good luck! :)
Sounds great! I was thinking the same thing! But i was thinking natural river/pebbles instead of sand, because i heard its a pain to clean, NLS pellets, and either a half-moon and plakat or plakat and crown tail :)
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #19 
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I also vote for natural style!! I've had no issues with sand myself, it's just a matter of hovering the aquarium siphon just over the surface to suck all the debris up (I actually find it easier than gravel)... but you have to keep the stuff moving which is where the pain in the bottomness comes from I think. Keeping sand moving isn't overly difficult, just have to poke it a couple of times a week with a stick or invest in some Malaysian trumpet snails to do that for you (they burrow).

River pebbles are very pretty, we had a bag of larger stones and I made a cave out of them by siliconing them together with aquarium sealant! They're versatile.
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I also vote for natural style!! I've had no issues with sand myself, it's just a matter of hovering the aquarium siphon just over the surface to suck all the debris up (I actually find it easier than gravel)... but you have to keep the stuff moving which is where the pain in the bottomness comes from I think. Keeping sand moving isn't overly difficult, just have to poke it a couple of times a week with a stick or invest in some Malaysian trumpet snails to do that for you (they burrow).

River pebbles are very pretty, we had a bag of larger stones and I made a cave out of them by siliconing them together with aquarium sealant! They're versatile.
How beautiful! Ok, now you got me considering sand haha!

I just heard BeFoRe you put it in the tank its hard to clean....what type of sand do you recommend?

It won't clog the sponge filter?

Also, i am think about an aerator...would this give it sand some movement?
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