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Old 07-18-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Biorb - how many gallons?

I picked this up for FREE today!!!! But honestly can't believe it's 8 gallons. This is a 16oz bottle of stress coat for perspective.

What do you think? 8 gallons?


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Old 07-18-2016, 05:54 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:28 AM   #3
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Ok fine. I did a partial water change and filled up a 5 gallon bucket with water left in the tank, so it is definitely the 30L / 8G size.

Cycle has started. Now I just need a light. Prior owners are still trying to find the light. But looking for a used one online too. My hubbie rigged up a temporary dim solution.
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I took about a gallon of my dirty water from my established tank and put it in here on Monday. The plants are from my main tank. And one snail. I am going to pull some media out of my canister this weekend to get this baby cycled fast.

I am planning on one giant white betta. But will wait to order until the cycle is done.


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That's really a nice set up! can't wait to see your betta in there.

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Ya know, I love Betta's. But is there something else I should consider that would do well in an 8 gallon tank?


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That's really cool, Tmaier! You could do a few neons, I suppose,... but I think your best bet for show would be the white betta you're looking for. Either way, I'm sure you'll come up with something FABULOUS!
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Biorb - how many gallons?

Thanks! I was able to get my hands on another Biorb used for $40. I am not planning to set up but to use for parts that were not with the first one I got for free. I had to take that Anubius tree out it was a bit too tall. I will have to make other one since I have lots of trimmings. But here it is today with the halogen light and center bubble tube cover and fake plants mixed with a few real.
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I will keep an eye out for an LED light. But the halogen will actually heat the tank and I might need some heat for the Betta and do not want to add a heater unless I must. Our house at the moment is 76-78 since it is summer here and we hate to run the AC for anything cooler. I will have to monitor the heat now that the light is on. I suspect I will get about 2 degrees out of it.


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That is a neat setup . Just keep in mind the drawback of a spherical tank is the higher the water level the less the surface area for gas exchange . Just keep it below max and have a lot of surface agitation .
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That is a neat setup . Just keep in mind the drawback of a spherical tank is the higher the water level the less the surface area for gas exchange . Just keep it below max and have a lot of surface agitation .

That bubble tube from the under gravel filter is a raging aerated inferno.

Reminds me of mountain wanna-hawka-loogie.


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Wow, that's a really really nice tank.
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