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Old 09-13-2013, 01:51 AM   #1
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fluval 6 gallon

Good buy? Looking to plant it. Need advice, I can only have up to a 6 gallon in my room.
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I like mine but I only paid $20 for it. It would support low light plants otherwise you have to replace the lights. ( they make lights for the tank to do this) also a pain to vacuum, catch fish and add decor.
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Quite expensive for a 6 gallon tank. Also, it does not take up much less space than a standard 10 gallon setup... Is there a reason for the 6 gallon limit?
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How expensive are replacement lights. Im in a dorm. Max is five but I can get away with an extra 1.6
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Not sure, I'd say $15 or so
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:09 AM   #6
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5.5 gallon setup would be much cheaper.
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Quite expensive for a 6 gallon tank. Also, it does not take up much less space than a standard 10 gallon setup... Is there a reason for the 6 gallon limit?
They defiantly try to get you to pay for the "fashion" side of it. Honestly nothing to special.
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Going with a 5 gallon. Whats my best bet for lighting?
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This is where my advice runs out (I'm not good with plants) I'd suggest making a new thread to get more people to view it
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Going with a 5 gallon. Whats my best bet for lighting?
Depends on what your planting, something that small I would stay low tech

This is my customized fluval chi 5 gallon. Removed the original filter and replaced with an aqueon and an led. That's floating water sprite and an amazon plantlet in the center basket. It houses two female Bettas and a male and they get along great. It's nice a peaceful.
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We have 2 Fluval Edge 6g that my daughter got. I kept the light, use liquid carbon daily, and ferts once a week after WC's. I have ambulia, dwarf chain sword, crypts, bolbitus, java fern wendilov, and anubia's growing in them and they actually do quite well. But I do believe the liquid carbon is the key for the good growth I get using that lighting as the ambulia shouldn't be able to grow in that light.
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