Originally Posted by vaygirl
That looks nice! I think I'm going to order one. Can you put a CFL bulb in it, do you think? Is the hood incandescent or florescent?
Fluorescent. 18" 15w, to be precise.
I have two of the Petco bookshelf tanks; one with a single male and one with two divided females. I chose not to use a filter, but if I did use one, I would definitely buy something other than what it came with. That one came with no media, and sounded like a motor boat! I haven't had any issues with the hood, though it is a trifle tedious to have to take off the separate light bar, and then the clear plastic top when doing anything in the tank. But the the tank itself is worth it, and I don't find the top to be cheap/flimsy/fragile like I believe some Petco reviews have mentioned. In my opinion it is the ideal Betta tank: shallow and wide, with so much lateral swimming space, like the water they naturally live in. And it looks so much bigger than 6 gallons! It's basically 24" wide, which is the width of a standard 15 gallon. I really like mine.