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Old 07-25-2013, 12:06 AM   #1 
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Talking 5.5 gallon split

This is just an update on my 5.5 gallon aquarium. Let me give you the rundown of what I have in it and what I plan on doing with it. Comments and suggestions appreciated!

So far:
-5.5 gallon glass aquarium (aqueon)
-Aqueon Versa-Top 16" Hinged Aquarium Cover
-homemade divider (plastic picture frame, plastic crafting mesh)
-Hydor THEO 25W (UL) Submersible Aquarium Heater, 25 Watts
Very happy with this little heater. It has worked like a charm!
-AquaClear 20 filter
Super excited about this filter. I was struggling to find a filter that was gentle enough on my bettas. The AQ20 allows you to shift the up-shoot so that you can control the intake. It is perfect! Also very quiet.

Coming soon:
-soil
-black sand
-live plants (not sure what kids yet)
-black poster board for a background


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Old 07-25-2013, 12:19 AM   #2 
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Nicely done, that looks awesome!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:20 AM   #3 
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Wow that is awesome... I have 2 bettas, and one of my little guys is stuck in a 1 gallon tank :(

And my other betta is in a 5 gallon tank. How exactly did you make that divider?
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:57 AM   #4 
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Thanks Seki!

Noctredors, here is the youtube video I used to make mine. Hope that helps. I also had a 5.5 and a 1 gallon. Im very happy with the result and I didnt end up having to buy another filter and heater (favorite part)
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:14 AM   #5 
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Nice start. They really like floating plants to hide and rest in, and for the shade. They might use a rock or driftwood or some other hide on the bottom...or not.

Also a cover, to keep in the warm, moist air they like to breath.
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Thanks for the suggestions! I would lolike to get some drift wood to put in there for sure. What do you mean by cover?
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A cover to keep in the warm air. A light hood. A piece of cling-film.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #8 
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There is a glass canopy, that's what a Versa Top is.

EDIT: The glass top can be seen in the pics.

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Yeah I have a glass too on there and it does a good job of keeping everything nice and warm
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Yeah I have a glass too on there and it does a good job of keeping everything nice and warm
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I have them on my 10g tanks - LOVE them. I want one for my 5.5g but then I would also need a new light hood & I'm not ready to spend the money.
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