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Old 01-09-2011, 08:09 PM   #11 
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is this light good?

http://www.amazon.com/F15T8-DAYLIGHT...sr=1-1-catcorr

its basically what was in there but suposed to last 5 years. is that how much they are in stores? and yes i got a thermometer. is it alright if i pick live plants from my backyard that i know havent been treated with anything?
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #12 
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is this light good?

http://www.amazon.com/F15T8-DAYLIGHT...sr=1-1-catcorr

its basically what was in there but suposed to last 5 years. is that how much they are in stores? and yes i got a thermometer. is it alright if i pick live plants from my backyard that i know havent been treated with anything?
Not sure about the light. You can take it to the pet store or another place like walmart to compare it. It shouldn't be much more. Don't pick plants from your backyard bc they aren't aquatic. They will only rot and produce a lot of ammonia in your tank, you don't want that...You're gonna need real aquatic plants. You can check ebay...they are much better than the ones at the pet store in quality and price.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #13 
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About the filter - I had a problem with my betta getting sucked up in mine and someone on the board suggested a foam pre-filter to put over it. It kinda looks like a spongy cylinder. Fluval makes a great one for just a couple bucks at pet supplies plus, though I'm sure you could find something similar at any pet store.


Anyways, cut my current down a lot, still filters the water (debris gets sucked to the foam, so I just rinse that during water changes) and I don't have to worry about any of his precious fins getting caught in the filter should he drift to close to it.

Tank looks great - nice and roomy for him! With that much space you can do some amazing decorating and really make it look quite nice.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #14 
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thanks for the help j3dp you really cleared up some things. and you soccerdog thanks for that filter.
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