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Old 12-10-2010, 10:36 AM   #1 
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Question 2g hex?

Hi. It's me, small fry! I want to get more bettas soon. I am wondering if a 2g hex is ok. I got it for free. It is sorta tall, that is what worries me. It is pretty roomy, I think 2g hex is a standard size. Is this better than a 1g bowl? I really like the hex, I just want to know if it is safe for my betta. I don't plan to cycle it, so that isn't really an issue.

I get some pics up soon if y'all want. Thanks!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:44 AM   #2 
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I have no idea. Other members have them and they seem to be doing well. =]

Are you gonna keep it bare bottom or are you gonna plant it? :D

And how did you get it for free? :D
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:46 AM   #3 
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I might put Tony in it and put his Java Fern in it. Or maybe some wisteria. I have heard that is a good plant. I wont have lighting. Any good low light plants that grow really fast?

Friend does resale. Why, are they expensive? It even came with the hood fixture.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:23 AM   #4 
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I don't think any low light plants grow really fast, but I do know that a 2 gallon hex is better than a 1 gallon bowl! :)
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #5 
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Moderately fast growing plants?
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Do you have a desk lamp that you don't use much? =]
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:07 PM   #7 
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I have several of them that I use. Great little tanks.

I just planted one also. If you have the hood just put a 10 or 13 w CFL daylight bulb in it and you should be good to go.
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:16 PM   #8 
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Oh I had no idea you could fit a CFL in there! :D I thought the hood would be too small. Where do you get these? :3

But yeah if you stick some Ancharis in there and some Water Sprite or Wisteria after putting in the CFL (6,500 K AKA Daylight bulb) you'll be good to go. =]

You wouldn't need special substrate and it would clean the water for you. =]

You'd still have to do frequent water changes at first till the plants start taking off but after the plants take off you'd have to do only weekly water changes I'd wager. =]

Keep in mind that these types of plants clean the water well because they grow REALLY fast. you have to keep up with your trimming. =]

Also if you don't want to use your trimmings in another tank (with stem plants the trimmings make new plants pretty quickly) then you have to let it dry out and throw it in the trash. don't put it down any of your drains/toilets because they'll clog up the waterways. Most of these are invasive species. :[

Also Water Sprite and Wisteria can grow out of the tank. =] If you decide to ditch the hood and use a lamp instead you can have a hood less tank. Wisteria makes Blue flowers and Water Sprite... I'm not sure if it flowers or not actually... that's something for me to look up! :D

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Old 12-10-2010, 02:47 PM   #9 
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Hi. It's me, small fry! I want to get more bettas soon. I am wondering if a 2g hex is ok. I got it for free. It is sorta tall, that is what worries me. It is pretty roomy, I think 2g hex is a standard size. Is this better than a 1g bowl? I really like the hex, I just want to know if it is safe for my betta. I don't plan to cycle it, so that isn't really an issue.

I get some pics up soon if y'all want. Thanks!
Yes, since you got it for Free, use it. It's definitely better than your 1 gallon bowl.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #10 
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Do they make incadesent bulbs that are 6500k!? You use 6500k bulbs in your hex hoods, 1fish2fish? That is incredible!

What are some stem plants? I am setting up a bunch of small tanks. I could use some free plants.

Thanks for being so helpful, guys!
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