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Old 07-28-2011, 09:44 PM   #1 
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Perfecto 2.5 gallon aquarium

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11164158

The instructions that come with it say you can purchase an incandescent light to go over it, but everywhere I've looked and read said none such exist.

So am I going to have an aquarium without a light now? Without a cover?

It came with a glass cover over it but it doesn't leave much air flow. Is this going to be a problem? I mean, I don't even think you can fit the cord for the heater through that space.

Should I go with my instincts to return this hunk or junk and get one of these instead?
http://www.petco.com/product/4598/Ma...-Aquarium.aspx
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:01 PM   #2 
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Saix has the Top Fin one and he loves it. He's never had a light in his tank, and he's perfectly happy.

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Just a warning though, (and I think this is because he has a heater lol) sometimes the top cover gets foggy and you have to wipe it off. Other than that I've had absolutely no problems with it.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:54 PM   #3 
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Its a good tank, but I understand the hood issue. Its very hard to find rectangular 2.5 hoods.

If youre worried about air flow, try using crafting mesh (2-3 pcs) over top to allow air in, but still keep temps moderate as well as keeping it somewhat humid.

For a light, use a regular desk light. I use one.

Use a fluorescent bulb instead.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:00 AM   #4 
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Personally if you want to keep your tank, why not just cover the top with plastic craft canvas, cut the holes for your gear (heater) and get an overhead lamp with whatever bulb you want? :) Much cheaper.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:00 AM   #5 
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I have to second the desk light, Have an old 5 gal that the light part broke so its just a cover and i use a desk lamp as a light and with the light i dont even have a heater, the tank is at 78*, it helps my room is warm too. I only really use the light for simulating day and night seeing as i never open my curtains, also with sticking to the tank you bought, you save money which can go towards a lamp possibly.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #6 
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Oh, and the air flow with that top is not an issue, the cover does well if you slide it over a little bit to allow for air. I'll attach a picture soon.
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I'm still kinda bleeeehh about the tank because it doesn't have a light. A lamp is just more room being taken up.

If I get a lamp, though, I need to find one that doesnt heat so hot and will cause problems
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #9 
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Wait wait! Look what I found!

http://www.petmountain.com/show_prod...m=11442-516083
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:33 AM   #10 
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There you go! :D
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