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Old 05-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #1 
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Question Is this one ok?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hawkeye-5-...Specifications
Well like the title of the thread asked. Is it good? I plan to have 1 snail,a few shrimp and of course a betta!
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:56 AM   #2 
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That's a good kit and you can't beat that price! It includes a filter, a cartridge, and a light bulb. So in addition to the tank kit you will need to get a heater, thermometer, food, conditioner, gravel, and decorations. That tank is 5 gallons, which is good for how you are planning to stock it. I don't have personal experience with this particular kit, but I like the way it looks (the shape is attractive), people on walmart's website have given good reviews, and I believe there are a few people here who have it and are very happy with it. Good luck!

EDIT: based on some of the reviews, you will probably need to baffle the filter, as it can be a bit strong for bettas. Just use a rubber band to secure aquarium sponge to the part where the water flows out.

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Old 05-09-2011, 08:25 AM   #3 
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Thx and I was planning to baffle it almost every review I have read about that tank said it's a bit strong for bettas. Thx for putting that though .
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #4 
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This is the tank I have. I did use an elastic to secure an aquarium sponge on the filter front to slow the current. I really like the angles on the front. My tank is cycled; I removed the charcoal from the filter pad.

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Old 05-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #5 
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Wow that's a neat set-up!! This is the same tank right??
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:50 PM   #6 
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That's a favorite tank on this forum. =] They're stylish, durable, and they have a good filter (although it needs baffling).

I'd definitely get it. =]

And yeah you could definitely house a snail, some shrimp, and a betta in there. though I gotta say the shrimp might be more comfortable and come out of hiding more if they get their own space. =]

I highly suggest cycling and getting stem plants if the snail you want is a mystery snail. =]

if your snail starts eating your plants then try feeding it blanched cucumber. =] Plus it's cute when they start rolling them around the tank. <3
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:10 PM   #7 
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Well I'm getting a nerite. Is that ok?
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:03 PM   #8 
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Oh yes! :D Nerites are WONDERFUL! <3 Especially tracked ones (they're native to Virginia too! <3)! They'll eat algae off the glass for you! =]

Yeah a nerite or two would be right at home in a 5 gallon! =]
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:08 PM   #9 
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With 3-4 cherry shrimp and a betta?
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:39 PM   #10 
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I got a different 5 gal. starter tank from walmart and it has worked great, So I think this tank would be perfect for a betta.I love snails especially the kind your getting sounds like you are going to have an awsome set up.


Canuck Fins:What kind of gravel is that? It looks really cool

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This is the tank I have. I did use an elastic to secure an aquarium sponge on the filter front to slow the current. I really like the angles on the front. My tank is cycled; I removed the charcoal from the filter pad.

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