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Old 06-04-2014, 03:58 PM   #1
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Betta tank advice

I just set up a 2.5 gallon tank in my bathroom for my veiltail betta. It didn't come with a hood or a light so I made a hood and got a light from and old 5 gallon hexagon tank that I had. Will the light being on the cardboard cover be a fire hazard? Here are pics Click image for larger version

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Old 06-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #2
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I'd be less worried about fire hazard and more worried about the cardboard rotting. There's a lot of humidity under the hood of a tank; anything that's not waterproof will tend to warp and rot over time. There's lots of glass lids available for that size tank that you could use instead, or a DIY screen top.
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It's only temporary, I have a screen but I haven't had the time to cut it yet
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What Luanaeko said. I would go for the glass lid personally, but leave some air space in the back.


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You can also find rigid plastic mesh in the rug-hooking section of a craft store - easy to cut. I'd try some other method....cardboard + water + electricity seems a bad idea to me. You could try wrapping the cardboard with some packing tape or something similar to seal it a bit, since it only a temporary thing. Cute tank though!
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