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Anyone else using a Fluval Chi for their betta? Interested to hear what mods people have done with it. I just purchased one for my birthday last month and so far I really like the look of it. I upgraded my very first betta Eli ...I can't believe it has been 10 months since I got him and started this hobby and love of Bettas! Anyhow I have the Fluval Chi II Five gallon, the lights are pretty bright so I try not to keep them on for super long, silk plants are turning brown...Do you think this from the bright lights? It is a lovely tank to look at. The filter situation is not all that ideal when it comes to water changes since it is integrated and bulky (I have to take the whole thing out and place in bucket while I water change). I feel like in the future I will end up changing the lights and using a different filter. I have heard reports of the filter/lights not lasting long but it seems as long as they are in stock Amazon will replace if they stop working. I'm hoping to get some of the decorative ornaments for the top filter waterfall box...but I am not sure how these will direct the water flow. The large square lid cutout is a little worrisome for jumping...I have never had a betta jump put but it is something I worry about so I placed a square craft mesh to cover some of the opening. I want to take some pictures but my phone camera is just awful. My daughter is getting an action cam for x-mas, maybe she will let me borrow it to take some betta tank pictures.
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Do not know if this helps as it is about the Spec. Thought there might be comments on the Chi in it, too..

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Do not know if this helps as it is about the Spec. Thought there might be comments on the Chi in it, too..

https://www.bettafish.com/101-betta-...rs-thread.html
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This does actually help. I think I too could grow some lower light plants in the Chi with the light it came with, if I was brave enough. Right now it’s not set up as such but maybe in the future! I’m glad I got the Chi it seems a lot of people say the Spec filter is just too strong and hey have replaced the light. The flow of the Chi seems ok for my betta he seems to enjoy swimming through the waterfall on the tank! Maybe that will keep him from boredom biting his tail lol!
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Glad that helped. Wasn't sure it would.

I really believe Betta use and enjoy waterfalls as long as they are not too strong. Mine certainly do. Wonder if that is why, knock wood, I have had so very few fin biters? I can think of two and both were white. I am sure there was at least one more.

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