Originally Posted by Grundylady
I really love the look of your Chi tank. I just went ahead and ordered the 6.6 Gallon chi and I am so excited for it to come in.
Are your plants plastic or real? Are you still liking the tank now a week later?
This is going to be my first tank and my first betta....I was hoping to have two female bettas but after some reading on this site I think I may go another route.
Any suggestions for a small community tank would be welcome.
Thanks for asking, i was actually going to post about the tank so for.
So i have had it up and running for a few days now....
here are my thoughts on the tank so far.
1. I have had to top off the tank nearly every other day since filling it as the evaporation is kind of a problem. I hope i can control that a little better once i make a top for the tank.
2. Though the lighting is dramatic, especially when everything else in the room is turned off, as a light for fishes, it just quite doesn't do the job. It is a design/position. Since the light in at the bottom the of the filter and the filter is partly submerged into the water. I would approx about 30% of the tank (top portion and some of the side) isn't lit well enough... If the fishes hover in the top 30% of the tank, you basically do not get to see them.
3. I do like when i turn off the light and have all the other lights in the room off also, there is a single led that shines up thru the fountain section and glimmers on the celling. Kind of cool.
Overall, the Chi is a nicely built tank, but it would probably be better suited to be a shrimp tank or a guppies as they are much more active. Its seems like its more of a tank to show of the style of the tank rather then the fish. Which is fine, i would consider using 2 of them as home decor pieces rather then focusing them as fish tanks. I'm glad i didn't buy another one and when with a standard 20 long tank for the next set up.
Hope this helps anyone that is thinking of using this tank.