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Thread: new 6g tank

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    I had an Eclipse 6 that was pretty old- and I just didn't like it. It was home to my Betta, Elvis.

    I bought a 6g "Bookshelf" tank from Petco the other day, and just finished setting it up.

    I decided to go with a sand substrate- I really wanted to try it so I decided doing so on a small scale would be best. I have never used sand before.

    I am really happy with the way it came out. Its actually much cooler in person- the pics do not do it justice.

    I switched over the filter that was on the eclipse, and used 1/2 of the water from that tank plus the rocks I had in there. I hope I don't lose my cycle- it was almost complete.

    I want to maybe get some pygmy corys for it- if I can find any.

    Here is a pic-

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    The tank must look amazing in person because it looks awesome just from that shot! Congrats on a great looking tank!
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    Very nice tank. The betta looks like it is a beautiful color blue (has to be awesome in person) Are those real plants? They look like it.

    my two favorites in my life.

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    Yeah they are tiny java ferns that are from my big java plant in my 20g. I tied some to the red lava rock and then just anchored the rest w the rocks in that one section. Next trip to a LFS I am going to get some moss for that tank.

    Thanks for the compliments!

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    I was going to say they looks like little tiny java ferns. It is a nice tank you should be proud.

    my two favorites in my life.

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    Some shots of Elvis- he was a petsmart purchase








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    That is truly a beautiful betta. The red really accents the Blue. Great pick up. Bet your still proud.

    my two favorites in my life.

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    Very proud- and thanks again for the compliments.

    Elvis is one of 3 Bettas- my 20g and 14g each have a Betta male- I will see if I can get some pics of them.

    I am gonna get a macro lens when I get my bonus!

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    Your tank looks great! I love your betta!

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    Glad you found a 'bookshelf tank'> I saw one in a Petco here once, and didn't buy it, but wish I had. I like how it is a long, rectangular 6 gallons, not just tall. That means lots of swimming space!!

    Your betta looks very happy in his new mansion!
    30g:: Planted: 1 SAE, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 5 Guppies, 3 Platys, 1 zebra danio, 9 Rasboras

    2.5g: 1 Male Betta

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