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Old 05-12-2013, 11:27 PM   #1 
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Looking for a new tank- suggestions please!

Currently my betta Milton is in some cheap store tank with a totally unsuitable light for plants. The tank itself is good, for a fake planted tank however live plants just die with this light (and there's no way to replace it, iv'e tried ugh!) so im looking for something a but more suitable in regards to sustaining plants!

I really enjoy designing tanks using live plants and giving a go at aqua scaping however to do this i need a tank that not only has sufficient filtration but a good lighting system as well.

I have two tanks in mind that are both readily able in my area to buy:

- Fluval spec 5 gallon "long"
- Aqua one nano 25 (http://www.bettatrading.com.au/AquaNano.php)

Both have there pros and cons for me but naturally i'm leaning towards the Fluval just based on personal experience with the brand (currently i have a Fluval EBI and i love it), but some sources say the light is very weak and plants struggle under it. I have no information regarding the Aqua one tank however seeing it in the shop it looks really good (i think it looks better then the Fluval 5 gal long)

If anyone has used any of these two tanks i would REALLY appreciate it if you could put down a list of pros and cons that you have personally and weather or not you think these tanks are suitable for plants and keeping a betta.

OR if you think you have a better tank then please post a link!! (i want the tank to be 5 gallons if possible!)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:38 AM   #2 
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I have the Fluval spec. Low lights plants grow well in it.

I have an amazon sword, ludwigia, giant duckweed, water wisteria, Java ferns, and moss balls in them. They all thrive.
They also get some indirect sunlight so I guess that helps :p

You may have to baffle the filter output though, but it's really easy and inexpensive!
Looks great too
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:03 AM   #3 
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I really love my Petco Bookshelf 6.6 gallon tank!
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Old 05-13-2013, 03:55 PM   #4 
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I'd go with the Fluval Spec V. It is nice and long for your better and the light is suitable for low light plants.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:05 PM   #5 
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I forgot to menchion that i'm in Australia

I actually was doing some researching of some of peoples highly rated nano tanks and the EHEIM AQUASTYLE 24 was mentioned a lot, so i'm going after that one!

It only comes with one light but a second can be attached easily for more light= better plant growth!!

The only downside i can see is that its a quiet expensive tank, but if it means i can aquascape it out and have good high quality i don't mind!
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