This is my first post, so I hope it's in the right place :)
My Bettas been in a Baby BiOrb since February, but I'm really fed up of it. It's too small for him and an absolute pain to clean. So, I'm trying to find him a new tank. I came across the Fluval Chi. I was considering it a couple of months ago, actually, but I was put off through the lack of a lid. Since then, I have found that Fluval now sell lids for them, so I'm re-considering it.
My questions are which size would be best (bearing in mind I am unable to afford the larger version at this present time and I'd have to wait a while, and I'm unsure of whether my bookshelves would hold the extra weight), and if anyone had any experience with these tanks and had opinions on them? What's the maintainance like? I've heard about water evapouration issues, would the lid combat this? I don't really want to be topping up the water every few days as well as a weekly W/C.
I was going to go for a pale sand substrate, with the purple flower plant in the middle planting pot, with some silk plants to the rear of the tank to start off with, though I'd love to have lots of live plants in the future. I hope to add a couple of shrimp too to a add to the setup.