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Old 11-28-2012, 04:27 AM   #1 
Onbu
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Question Requesting tank advice please - IQ3 /IQ5?

This morning I have found a supplier I can get these from in about 3 days:

http://www.dubaipetstore.com/IQ3-Min...257-376-p.aspx

http://www.dubaipetstore.com/IQ5-Min...997-376-p.aspx

Can you please advise me whether either of these IQ models are actually ideal for a betta or just a gimmick tank that would not suit a betta due to the specs or the size/pump/filter/light etc

I have the same question for the Biorb tank models please (although I can not get them locally so they would have to be brought in from overseas suppliers which would take longer).

IF the IQ models are a good choice, would it be possible for you to please tell me whether the IQ3 water volume and filter etc is recommended or suitable for just one betta or is the IQ5 being a little larger the only way to go.

I would also be great if you are aware of the information regarding which accessories and filter products etc are required for this setup but do not come inside the box with the tank purchase so I can try to order these all at the same time.

Thank you very much
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:26 AM   #2 
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I think these look great. I would go with the bigger one, personally.

The only thing I'm not clear about is if they have a lid. You will definitely need to have a lid in case your betta likes to jump.

I'm keeping my betta in a biorb. I would say they are not the greatest tanks. They are difficult to clean and you will have to buy a new pump because that pump that comes with it is too noisy. They are ok, but I definitely wouldn't buy one again.

PS: If you do go with the biorb, don't buy the baby biorb. I have that one and I really wish I had bought the next size up instead. Also, if you are planning to keep life plants, buy one with Halogen lighting, not the LED light. The halogen light isn't that great either, but it will allow you to keep some medium to low light plants. The LED light just isn't strong enough to keep anything but moss balls, and maybe anubias.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:33 AM   #3 
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I think these look great. I would go with the bigger one, personally.

The only thing I'm not clear about is if they have a lid. You will definitely need to have a lid in case your betta likes to jump.

I'm keeping my betta in a biorb. I would say they are not the greatest tanks. They are difficult to clean and you will have to buy a new pump because that pump that comes with it is too noisy. They are ok, but I definitely wouldn't buy one again.

PS: If you do go with the biorb, don't buy the baby biorb. I have that one and I really wish I had bought the next size up instead. Also, if you are planning to keep life plants, buy one with Halogen lighting, not the LED light. The halogen light isn't that great either, but it will allow you to keep some medium to low light plants. The LED light just isn't strong enough to keep anything but moss balls, and maybe anubias.
Hi mahi,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information.

I know that i can buy the kids for the IQ's as an accessory product so no problem there.

Anyone else with an idea on the subject?

And also with info about whether the IQ's are an 'all needed is in the box' set up?
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