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Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #1 
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I want a new tank help please

I have a Hex 5 marineland tank and i like the tank and my betta seems to be ok with it but i think its just to tall and and feel the betta needs more length not heighth i was wondering on what you guys think of a new tank which is the best to go with and what filter to use thanks a bunch


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Old 04-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #2 
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$46 - http://www.petco.com/product/14978/P...-Aquarium.aspx
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #3 
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I saw that tank at Petco and it is very nice!!! Very good suggestion.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #4 
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If you don't want your hex 5 I'll take it. I have one and it is the best tank I own IMO!
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:59 AM   #5 
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How do you baffle your filter
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:28 AM   #6 
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I have the bookshelf tank and it has numerious issues. You can do much better for that price.

The acrylic on this tank scratches very easy, moreso than my other tanks. Maybe not an issue if you're careful enough.

The HOB filter that comes with this tank is the noisiest filter I have in the room.

The plastic top that the hood lays on is poorly made. It's thin plastic and the breakaway areas for the filter and heater don't come off clean.

This tank is very short. I had an amazingly difficult time finding plants that weren't too tall for this tank. I have found no decent heater that is short enough and it will have to go on horizontally.

It does not fit on my bookshelf like I wanted, the HOB filter takes up a lot of room behind the tank. You can remedy this with a sponge filter and air pump.

If you want this to divide it for 2 bettas, it's of good length. Otherwise I would suggest a square shaped tank rather than this extremely long and short tank.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #7 
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I'd go with the Evolve 8 or Fluval Spec V.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:17 PM   #8 
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How do you baffle your filter
I don't! I keep the water level all the way up so the discharge just flows into the water instead of dropping down. My crowntail has no problem like that and even builds bubblenests behind the intake pump.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #9 
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How much are we spending? I like Deep Blue Professionals betta 5. Or a Spec 5. And Mr. Aqua 6.5 bookshelf tanks and 12g long tanks are amazing.

Just different price points.
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #10 
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I really only saw that tank in the box and liked the shape. Of course if you don't mind spending a little more, I would also recommend the Fluval Spec V. I do have that tank (and two Spec 2). Only tanks I really have actual experience with.
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