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Old 11-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #11 
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Originally Posted by Tikibirds View Post
Yup - there is indeed a male in there. I got him and 3 very young "females" from petco and originally put them in a 10 gallon and then moved them to the 20G. Turned out he was mislabled and was in fact a very young VT male. I am aware of the risks but really, ANY bettas together is a risk. I haven't seen much aggresive behavior between any of them. I keep a close watch on them and will remove him if need be. But for now he can stay.

I love having real plant but wish I had better lighting and a co2 thing.
I hear ya, I've found a great option for lighting is to buy slightly damaged lights direct from wholesalers on eBay. I got two totally functional setups with dual bulbs for $50 each:

The brackets on both of mine were installed upside down but they don't produce much excess heat so I keep them sitting directly on the tops of my 20 long tanks. They're slightly too long so they jut out from the sides, but I don't really care
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #12 
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I wouldn't mind if they were a tad too long. The light I have is made for the 20 long BUT there is like a 2 inch gap on each end where there is no light.
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