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Old 12-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #71 
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Theres a difference between tank size and decorations. This is a pretty open tank.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #72 
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Chocolate, please respect the OP's wishes and lets not derail.. this is about the tank itself and how to design it best for what is safe for the fish and appealing to people. Decorations are an individual's opinion and likes. But this thread is about a tank design :)
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I am talking about the tank.
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Oh and if I was to estimate the volume of the new tank (12x16x3in plus 3 cubed for bowl) I would say it would be right at 2.5gal.

Does everyone agree on the depth? Will it be enough for the fish to turn with any tail type?
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I think four inches just to be safe. If you have a three inch halfmoon betta it would probably just be able to squeeze by, therefor, I'm thinking four inch depth.
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I agree! Four inches should do it. I love the new design, and that asymmetrical plant with the gravel definitely made alllll the difference.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #77 
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I like this idea and it's better than most other decorative tanks kept by amateur betta keepers...like that ugly small cube on the wall thing where the fish can hardly move T.T

If you make it a little larger or deeper it would be fantastic. I also like the sideways version compared to the longer one. Would give the fish better swim room. I can see mounting two wall candles on the sides making it very zen. Something that can hold around 2 or 2.5 gallons would be great. That plant and the gravel makes it look so much better as well.
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It would have to be vertical from a marketable stanpoint because of the space needed to hang it on the wall. Just imo.

At 3.5in depth, it would be 3 gallons. At 4 inches it would be 3.5 gallons. But how would it look? square corners or beveled?
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I'm thinking beveled but I'd have to see a picture or drawing of both to be sure.
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It would have to be vertical from a marketable stanpoint because of the space needed to hang it on the wall. Just imo.

At 3.5in depth, it would be 3 gallons. At 4 inches it would be 3.5 gallons. But how would it look? square corners or beveled?
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Beveled corners currently. But future may be squared to accomodate the frame better.

I can go a little less wide and I think it'll hang fine.

wow, 3.5 gallons? That is too much... it will be heavy. I want 2.5 gallons maximum. 4 inches deep is too much in my opinion. It wont even look like a picture frame anymore. just a tank hanging on the wall. I will do 3 Inches deep... and that is plenty. There is enough room in the bowl for acrobatics if the betta desires.

Are your gallon calculations including the bowl? or just the base measurements?



EDIT: Just saw your previous post est. at 2.5 Gallon for 3 " Depth. Thats getting pretty close to what I want.

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