I have had my betta in his 2.5g tank less than a month, but I am already planning the next upgrade... not sure when this will happen... as soon as I can convince the hubby to let me spend more money OR slip it in under the radar...
Anyway, I am leaning towards the Petco Bookshelf aquarium, since I really like the long shape of it compared to other similar size tanks (in gallons) - I think Sparkie would prefer more room to swim horizontally, as opposed to up-and-down in a hex shaped tank or something. Here is a link to the tank: http://www.petco.com/product/14978/P...-Aquarium.aspx
I have a few questions for those of you who have this tank.
1. Which filter does it come with? I mean, is it any kind of name brand - Marineland or Aquaclear? Is there room to add extra bio-media? I have some in my current filter I would like to transfer over if possible.
2. I have read the reviews that the lighting system is not the best, and can melt the hood if left on too long (over 10 hours). Has anyone had this problem? We usually leave our light on 13-14 hours a day right now. I'm wondering if I need to plan to replace the lighting right away. I've seen the recommendation of replacing the lighting with the Marineland LED strip, here: http://www.amazon.com/Marineland-Sin...I2BRDOJ0C5QNO8
. For anyone who has done this, how did it work? Did the Marineland fit under the hood, or are you replacing the whole top of the tank somehow? Are the LEDs suitable for live plants?
That's all. Thanks!