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Hey guys. I have a question, I want to get this hood for my 10 gallon:
http://www.petsmart.ca/fish/lighting-hoods/aqueon-fluorescent-deluxe-full-aquarium-hood-zid36-16538/cat-36-catid-300015?var_id=36-16538&_t=pfm=category
And this light:
http://www.petsmart.ca/fish/lighting-hoods/aqueon-colormax-mini-compact-fluorescent-aquarium-lamp-zid36-16442/cat-36-catid-300015?var_id=36-16442
Do you think these lights will be good enough for my plants? They said Low Light at the store. If you know any other hoods and lights for a 10 gallon tank please send me the links so I can see :)
 

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I think if I have time this week I'll do a little "test" with Kiko. I'll put one of my community fish on the other side. Maybe the male swordtail. I will be there prepared with my net in case of an attack. I just want to see how Kiko will act with another fish on the other side. Depending on his reaction it will affect my whole plan xD soo.. Kiko please don't be vicious.
 

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This week is going tobe a busy Week, I have so much to do with school. I'm getting really excited to divide the tank and get more bettas. I think I'm coming closer to getting a dumbo betta :D I have been reading a lot of journals and I hope mine is like that one day. It's hard to update constantly with only one betta and a community tank xd I need to head to the dollar store soon to buy the mesh and binders for the dividers. I wish I had an exact measurement for the mesh, mine seem either too small or to big/curved in the middle when I cut it and can't seem to get it right. I think this weekend I'm going to return my light. I want to buy an actual cover and light, at the moment I'm using lights from Ikea and no cover XD Jeez. I'll try to update some more soon.
 

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I was watching Kiko and my dad came in and went to point at him and Kiko freaked out! Then once my dad left I put my finger up to him and he just flared at me xD so adorable. I think Kiko has more red. My parents told me and I looked and its true! I'm sorry I haven't posted many pics. I have to take them from my phone, email them to my laptop and then post them xD it's a pain. I'm not sure if anyone is following along anyways but I like writing all the things that happen throughout the time and I can see how things changed. If I even look back a week or two you can see how much the 10 gallon has changed :D

I'm supposed to get a message from the people with dumbo bettas today or tomorrow so I'll update any news related to actually buying the new bettas. I'm really nervous but excited :D hope everything turns out good for me.
 

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Guys I'm so excited! I might be getting dumbo bettas soon. I'm not sure 1 or 2 but the guy Is willing to sell me 2. He sent me pics of the options which I'll attach later when I go on my laptop :) I already know which one I want but he also showed 3 more which I'm not 100% sure which I want. I really think I might finally get my dumbo bettas :')
 

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I just wanted to share these pics of the dumbo bettas I plan on getting. I want to get 2. The one I'm getting for sure are the last two pictures. I have no idea what other one I want so any advice or tips would be great.

I like this guy, he is $25.
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I have never had a plakat, and the guy said he is really speedy and hard to take pics of. I'm not sure if a divided tank is best for him if hes super active. ($10)
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And finally.................. the one I am in love with ($30-$40)

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the drive might be about 30mins-1 hour. I still have to convince my mom to take me.. I'm nervous. I don't want to tell her the price. But if she loves me she'll understand :lol: I know these aren't breeding perfect bettas but I'll love their company :)
 

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Happy one month for Kiko! Here are some pics :) I hope he handles the change well. He'll always be my first betta and i hope he lives a long time. I can almost guarantee some will be sideways, sorry in advance.
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idk why they aren't appearing but click it :) He made a bubble nest, its small but he barley ever makes them xD
 

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Typical me, it's 11:11 pm and I decide I might only divide my 10 g into 2. As you all know I was going to divide it to 3 sections and have my 5 gallon for a dwarf puffer. But I don't want to order them and I'm not sure if I can care for it as well. So I will be probably putting Kiko in the 5 gallon (still need to see how the fish react In a divided tank. I might be doing a switch depending on that. If I do come across a betta I really like I can divide the 10 g to 3 or use my old 2.5 Gallon. Oh god... It's happening. Betta obsession.
 

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Quick little update: I'm pretty nervous, huge rainfall and it's thundering and lots of lightning. I just don't want the power to go out, all my tanks heaters and filters would stop working and I'm not sure how to handle that especially if it happens over night. Wish me luck.

As for the fish, I'm getting 2 bettas. The one I fell in love with and one I haven't posted on this thread. I'll post a pic tomorrow. He' s a beauty :) they'll be in a split 10 gallon. I just need to double check With my mom that she's okay to drive there, if so, I can probably go get them this Sunday. If not, next. I'm very excited. I think I might stop by the store to get the mesh and divider supplies. It's only about a 10 minute walk but it's pouring rain lately. *Lightning flashes so bright I see my backyard* sigh. Well I've been trying to think of names for the 2 dumbos I'm getting, any tips are appreciated. I have to see their personalities first before I make a decision of course!
 

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I would be careful with betta buying. One turns to five then five turns to ten and ten turns to fifty.
I know, I know.. I hope. I'm going from 1 betta to 3 and I'm a bit nervous.

Anyways,

Heres a pic of the betta I'm getting I haven't posted on this thread yet.

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I moved Kiko back to his 5 gallon, I think hes acting fine. I want to add plants because I feel bad he had so many and now hes down to fake. I'm going to Big ALs to return the lights. My dad fixed my hood so I'm glad I don't have to buy a new one and waste $40... So, I'm going to see if they have more bettas in stock just cause of curiosity. Last time they had the new set up and only about 5 bettas. I'm going to most likely buy lights for the hood and plants for the 10g and kiko too.
 

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I went to big als and petsmart and got some new fish stuff :) update with pics later today.
 

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Hello everyone! So I forgot to post and was busy. So here's an update on all the things I got. So I got a refund for the broken light, I got these lights that fit into my old hood which my dad fixed :D im so happy I don't have to spend like $40 on a new hood! While I was there I also got a new addition..... Not a betta.. 6 cherry shrimp! They're adorable. I never saw them at big als until today. Speaking of bettas.. I was so upset. I saw the same one from last week which was already dying. It's still there laying on its side.. Barley breathing. Ugh, cruel... I got more plants and some Wisteria for the 10g. I also got some Singapore moss (6.99). I added the divider because my 2 Bettas are coming home tomorrow :') I wish I could keep the cherry shrimp with them, but I doubt they'll survive xD so they'll go back in the 20 gallon. My mom also got me 2 guppies as a gift which are swimming beautifully in my 20g. So here's some pics from all the stuff I bought!

This is a nice betta I saw, his colors were so pretty in person.
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here are 2 pics of the guppies. the turquoise one and the one with a long double tail.
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I'm so excited/ panicked. My dad told me his friend is selling his 75 and 40 gallon tanks WITH stands. They told me not to get excited because they're probably expensive and I'm low on money... Damn. I really hope I can get either one.
 

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Tomorrow is the day I'm picking up my new guys :D wish me luck. I have a bin I'm taking that I put towels in and it will hold their cups in place during the drive and hopefully keep them warm. $55 for 2 gorgeous bettas :') not bad at all.
 

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Welcome Dennis :)

The 2 guys came home yesterday! Wow, they're beautiful. I love them even more in person. Be prepared for a bunch of pictures!

This is when I first picked them up and them in their box.
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Acclimating them. I was glad to see they were in bigger containers. I dont get why petstores cant do this.
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This is Dennis :) My sister helped me name him. His big ears remind her of a dinosaur in Jurassic Park that killed a guy named Dennis haha.
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I'm a bit worried about him, he isn't super active and mainly hides in the plants and gets stuck -.- but he wiggles through. His one eye might be blind. If you want more info check in the emergencies, I made a thread there.
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Welcome No Name! :)

This is the other betta I got, for now he doesn't have a name. Any suggestions? He seems a lot more active and was flaring so much at the heater at first xD
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Dennis made a bubble nest, I'm so happy, he didn't seem that happy but he is being a bit more active :')
 
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