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Old 01-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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Fluval Chi a suitable home for Betta?

Hi all, I was just wondering if a Fluval Chi was suitable for a Betta. Is it too narrow or small?

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I'd say since it is a 5g, you ought to be fine. A Chi is much better of a home than what some unlucky bettas end up in. Are you going to do it planted or artificial?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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I'd say since it is a 5g, you ought to be fine. Just keep an eye on parameters, although there should be no issues there. Are you going to do it planted or artificial?
If I get the tank, I would prefer to go planted, but I am not sure of a good light for it. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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I beleive the stock lighting is somewhat poor, as are most stock lights. You might could do some type of Compact Flourescent fixture. That is what I run on my 5g betta tank and it grows a lot of stuff. You can find my thread in the showcase section to see how bright the light is. The lighting specs are on there as well.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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What size tank is the chi? I've seen pics but never bothered to see the capacity :/ lol
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #6
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Fluval Chi 5 Gallon Aquarium Kit - Gift Shop - Fish - PetSmart
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Thanks

I'll have to look at these, I'm stuck choosing this or a AquaStart 320 lol.
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What size tank is the chi? I've seen pics but never bothered to see the capacity :/ lol
they are available in 5 and 6.6 gallon sizes, I'm getting the gf the 6.6 gal for her birthday in February , she saw one at Petco and fell in love with it, she wants one for a betta, and the 6.6 has the added convenience of a remote control for the lighting.
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They seem a tad pricey for what you get IMO lol.

I must be a cheap-O- then lol
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Part of the reason they cost so much is the "Fluval" on the package! Really, Fluval is known for reliable and good products. However, I am with Scouser, I will keep my 20 dollar 5.5g from Wally World!
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Part of the reason they cost so much is the "Fluval" on the package! Really, Fluval is known for reliable and good products. However, I am with Scouser, I will keep my 20 dollar 5.5g from Wally World!
My 17 gal juwel was cheaper than a chi lol
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