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Old 08-11-2010, 01:09 AM   #1 
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Fluval

I have a fluval edge which I plan on using to house a betta fish (of course) and was wondering which substrate would be better...

http://www.petco.com/product/105744/...ami-Beach.aspx

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http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.as...yviewedproduct

I suppose I could get either but I've never had fish or anything before. From what I read so far with my setup I plan on getting one of those substrates, a heater, perhaps some silk plants and a little terra cotta pots. And maybe if I can fit in there a betta log :) Already upgraded the halogen lights to LED lights aswell. If any of you have seen a fluval its supposed to fill up all the way and is enclosed, for my betta I plan to just lower the water level line so he can breathe.

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Old 08-11-2010, 01:21 AM   #2 
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I'd go with the miami beach ones :) Looks more natural.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:56 AM   #3 
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I saw those tanks the other day and oooo'ed. Haha.
I'm not sure if you know, but there is only 4 or 5 of those rocks in each bag I'm pretty sure. But if you know that I like the Miami beach ones too. :)
On that note, not sure if you saw these.
http://www.petco.com/product/108759/...s#BVRRWidgetID
They're really pretty, I wish it came in a larger bag than 4#'s. :(
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:54 AM   #4 
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Say whhhat? In a bag of 4? Thats almost a dollar a rock haha highway robbery! and thanks I think thats pretty too Drift but I think Imma stick with the black substrate. :D I figure it'll make whatever any color betta I chose pop a little more and won't clash so much if I get red or blue stuff. Thats what I'm guessing tho :S if that makes sense

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Old 08-11-2010, 10:23 AM   #5 
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but when I think about it, is that gravel
http://www.petco.com/product/108759/...s#BVRRWidgetID
jagged or more pebble like?
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:31 AM   #6 
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They're pretty well rounded when I looked at them in the store, but they're not super smooth either.
But yeah, there's only a few in the bag and they're kinda larger in size.
I just use the regular natural looking pebbles as they typically cheaper and I have a planted aquarium. :)
They have all sorts of lovely painted colors too.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:36 AM   #7 
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Thats's cool, I'm super (I dont know if the words are anal or ocd lol) but spacefic when it comes to color coordination I think that's why I'm thinking so much about it. I don't plan on having a planted tank just yet, maybe a little later though!
Does petco or petsmart havent better substrate?

this one is nice kinda: http://s.petco.com/Assets/product_im...443042274C.jpg

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Old 08-12-2010, 05:18 PM   #8 
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i absoultly love those tanks!!! there is one setup at an aquarium store near me and i ooo and ahh everytime. theyre just a little pricey for me. But on the gravel note, i just bought a 10lb bag of that same "miami" style rocks from petsmart last week, it was enough to cover the bottom of my 10g, and was only about $7.

it would just be the "river rock" selection
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...mdn=Fish+Decor

here it is in my tank

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Old 08-12-2010, 05:20 PM   #9 
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They are nice! and theyre nicer when you didnt have to pay for it :D haha it was a gift. and I'll check out petco when I can, Im back and forth when it comes to trying to grow plants or shoot for silk ones. So the substrate I keep changing my mind about :S
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you could do a thick "dirt" substrate for the plants with a layer of the rocks on top to make it look nice
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