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Old 03-21-2013, 01:23 PM   #1 
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Question Really (cool) Tall Tank

So! I got a great deal on a used glass 5 gal hexagonal tank. It looks pretty awesome and I was thinking of upgrading Squirt today. My only concern is how tall it is. I mean it is TALL. It's about 16 inches.

I have one of those leaf hammock things I am planning on putting near the top. Does anyone have a tall tank like this and does your fishy like it? I'd really appreciate your input!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #2 
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16 inches isn't that tall. My betta had no problem at 12 inches, so I think 16 wouldn't be much of a problem.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #3 
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He should be fine. Your new tanks sounds like my Marineland 5g & my male has no problems with the height.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:05 PM   #4 
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I too have the marineland hex 5 and the guy in my avatar loves his castle!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:09 PM   #5 
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My longfin girls seem to be coping just fine with the height of my 18-inch tank.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:17 PM   #6 
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I would use tall, leafy plants - either real or silk - something that reaches to the top..

This is a Marineland Hex, or what was left of one after my journed from Alaska to NY.

I eventually replaced it with a regular 5G since the hood was busted and the tank had a crack that was getting worse.
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