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Old 02-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #11 
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If so, then this top should fit it. (It's a Perfecto 2.5 Gallon Glass Top)

http://www.livehermitcrabs.com/pe25gagltop.html

Alternatively, you could also go to a lowes or hardware store and have them cut a piece of glass to the dimensions you need. :)
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:04 PM   #12 
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If so, then this top should fit it. (It's a Perfecto 2.5 Gallon Glass Top)

Perfecto 2.5 Gallon Glass Top

Alternatively, you could also go to a lowes or hardware store and have them cut a piece of glass to the dimensions you need. :)
can't say for sure but looks pretty darn simmilar, what are the dimensions of your tank?
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #13 
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I had a 2.5g Aqueon/AGA glass tank (standard dimensions, 12x6x8, I think). I couldn't find a hood for it, but I got a glass top, similar to the one Tappy4me posted:
http://www.amazon.com/2PK-Versa-Top-...9629192&sr=8-9

There's a few others like it posted on Amazon. However, it was just a slab of glass plus stick-on handle - no hinge or vinyl back as the description states.

I am on the lookout for a good hood fixture for a 2.5gal standard tank. Here's some of the things I've found online:
- 12" Catalina: http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1231
- 10" Catalina (http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1233) plus legs (http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1339)
- A DIY wooden enclosure: http://www.ahsupply.com/diy.htm plus light kit: http://www.ahsupply.com/18_or_24_w_kits.htm
- Zoo Med makes a 12" terrarium hood. I don't know how you would go about waterproofing it for aquarium use: http://www.petguys.com/-097612325000.html
- Aqueon makes a 12" strip light you can put over a glass canopy: http://www.aqueonproducts.com/produc...triplights.htm

Keep us posted on what you end up doing!
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wow, thanks for al of your help!!!! changing topics for 1 sec i know a 2.5 isnt ideal for a betta but its all i have room for and im pretty sure the betta will like it more than a cup. Would a male or female do better in a 2.5?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #15 
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I have a boy in a 2.5, glass top, one 50% and 100% wc every week. He's doing great in it. I gave up on real plants for him though, they kept dying. I gave him some silk ones to hide out in.
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I have a boy in a 2.5, glass top, one 50% and 100% wc every week. He's doing great in it. I gave up on real plants for him though, they kept dying. I gave him some silk ones to hide out in.
why were plants dying?
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wow, thanks for al of your help!!!! changing topics for 1 sec i know a 2.5 isnt ideal for a betta but its all i have room for and im pretty sure the betta will like it more than a cup. Would a male or female do better in a 2.5?
2.5 gals are fine for a betta as long as you keep up water changes. Either gender will do fine in it. I'd love to upgrade my guys/gal to a 5 gal each, but I don't have space. They are all happy and healthy in their 2.5 gal tanks.
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can't say for sure but looks pretty darn simmilar, what are the dimensions of your tank?
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Pretty sure it's the same as what you are looking at stuff for. Just a standard rectangular 2.5 gal tank. I get mine from Petsmart, and they come with the glass covers lol.
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What is the lightest water change schedule I could get away with?
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What is the lightest water change schedule I could get away with?
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I do a 20-30% water change every 2-3 days, then a 50% change at least once a week with a full WC about every week and a half-2 weeks. This doesn't stress my guys out and keeps ammonia levels down.

You could probably get away with one 50% change and one 100% change a week. But being that the tank is on the smaller side, you have to make sure to do these at the minimum every week. Ammonia and stuff builds up alot quicker in the smaller tanks.
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