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Old 04-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #1 
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Extreme (betta)Home Makeover

I picked up this 5 gallon MiniBow a few weeks ago for $2. Obviously, I couldn't pass up the deal, but I was less than thrilled with the teal green trim/hood. This thing makes the living room glow green at night.

I knew right away that I'd have have to make some changes. Well, yesterday was the day. Let me know what you think.

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:51 PM   #2 
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VERY nice!!! How did you do it?
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #3 
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Oh wow! Much better. I'm also curious as to how you did it. Was it spray paint?

Also, where did you find such a good deal?
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #4 
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VERY nice!!! How did you do it?
Thank you. I just did a complete tear down and then sprayed it with Krylon Fusion(for plastic) hammered finish paint. Super easy and well worth the $5.00 can of paint. I felt that transparent teal plastic made the tank look like a toy. Now it looks like a real aquarium to me.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:58 PM   #5 
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Oh wow! Much better. I'm also curious as to how you did it. Was it spray paint?

Also, where did you find such a good deal?
Thanks!

The good deal was found at our local thrift shop. It is run by the "no kill" animal shelter in town and all proceeds go to the shelter. We find alot of neat stuff there, but this aquarium was quite a surprise.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #6 
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What a great idea to just PAINT the thing, rather than get the black version of the minibow! Looks great! Much more solid and not seethrough at all.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #7 
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wow the change is very nice! i am thinking about if i should go with the sand or keep the gravel.

Whats your opinion. Is the sand really that hard to care for?
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #8 
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wow the change is very nice! i am thinking about if i should go with the sand or keep the gravel.

Whats your opinion. Is the sand really that hard to care for?

I just switched to the sand while had the tank torn down. From what I've read it's not any harder to care for. I've only had one other aquarium with sand, and that was a micro-reef. Never had any problems with that one. I definitely like the look of the sand over gravel.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #9 
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I just switched to the sand while had the tank torn down. From what I've read it's not any harder to care for. I've only had one other aquarium with sand, and that was a micro-reef. Never had any problems with that one. I definitely like the look of the sand over gravel.
I AGREE! The sand looks so much (CLEANER) than the gravel.
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What a nice change!

I hear that sand is harder to keep clean. Is that because you can't really use a gravel vaccum?
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