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Old 10-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #1 
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My new 5 gallon. :)

Ok, so I was going to do a fishless cycle and just let my boy Topaz live in the 2.5 until the cycle was complete. But, I just couldn't wait and decided to just do the needed water changes. I know this will mean it may take months for me to get the bacteria growing, and I am fine with that.

Anyway, here is my new tank! It is the Hawkeye 5 gallon from Wal-mart. I just love it!



All the plants are live. The dark thing in the middle on the bottom is an Oak leaf. And you can see Topaz on the far right under his Betta Bed leaf. ;)

So far so good! The light this one came with works perfectly, my plants are beginning to grow! Oh, and you can see my ugly looking filter baffle. I ended up using both a sponge and a plastic bottle. The filter with this tank is pretty powerful!

So, what do you think of my set-up? I will be adding a small Terra Cotta pot soon for a proper hiding place, though for now he does sometimes hide behind the Oak leaves. Oh, and I'll put up a better background eventually. The one there is just a printed picture on regular paper. It's too small for his larger tank. lol!
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:44 PM   #2 
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Everything looks awesome but once you put in that little pot for him it will be perfect
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:36 PM   #3 
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It looks great! I like the little background. :D
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Old 10-22-2010, 08:52 PM   #4 
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the background is trippy looking since the tank is bigger now. lol!

I just got my 5 gallon set up, so excited! just need more plants.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:01 PM   #5 
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wow! thats one spoiled betta! he looks so tiny in that huge tank! he must be really happy with all that swimming space! you could even put a ghost shrimp and/or some snails in there!
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #6 
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Wow thats a HUGE tank. Maybe I should of sprung for a 5 instead of a 3 gal...but that would probably take up all my desk space...oh well, your tank looks lovely! :D
Your betta is so lucky to have all that space to himself, lucky duck! And I never thought of adding leaves to fish tanks...
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #7 
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I thought that oak leaf was a piece of driftwood, I really need to have my eyes re-tested haha. It looks great
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #8 
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Awesome! What kind of plants do you have in there?
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:57 PM   #9 
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Wait... I can go out side and grab a leaf and just put it in my tank?? Really?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #10 
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Ha Welsh so did I...


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Wait... I can go out side and grab a leaf and just put it in my tank?? Really?
Not really, only oak leaves and make sure they're clean :)
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