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Old 01-15-2013, 04:44 PM   #21 
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If you decide to swap to a larger tank, I'd suggest a Marineland 5-gal hex tank -
Oh yhea, if you do go the Hex route and it's an older version with the 15W incandescent light bulb, do yourself a favor and swap it for a 10W fluorescent bulb. I replaced mine with a daylight/blue 10k bulb that I got from the LFS and the live plants in my tank have really exploded.
Thanks for the sideline info Virto. My favorite tank is the same thing but I didn't know about upgrading the light for my plants! Learn something new everyday.
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Everybody has a preference for various reasons but, for Betta, a long, shallow tank is generally preferred over a taller shorter one.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #23 
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Thanks everyone, and I agree Hallyx, it seems that a long tank with more horizontal swimming space would be optimal. That's why I've been thinking about that Petco 6.6 gallon "bookshelf" tank. I started a thread about it here:
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