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The 40g is up! long and pic heavy!


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Looks great. Good advice on filling the tank more full. Keep in mind goldies can jump out so just not too full without a lid. Sand can get sucked up into the filter and ruin it as well if you have the filter intake to low and that one is near the bottom.

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A lid is the next thing I want to look into...would I be able to buy a standard one and cut it to fit around the filter?

Are you looking into hoods or glass canopies? It might be difficult to find a hood to fit that size.

I have a glass canopy on my 40B. There is open space in the back for filters and the canopy comes with plastic that you can cut to fit around your filters. I can post a pic if it would help. (I'm a visual kinda person. I have a hard time imagining what things look like. A pic is worth 2000 words to me! :rofl )

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Ask and you shall receive. :rofl

Mine is an aqueon. I can't remember where I got it. I want to say Pet Supplies Plus. Do you have one near you?

Here it is. My filters take up a lot if space so I just have one small section of plastic on there.

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Here's the betta tank. Smaller tank but you get a better idea of how you can cut the plastic to fit.

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This looks awesome! :)

Can I ask:

is fish tank gravel a bad idea? I LOVE my rainbow tank gravel!! I don't want to get rid of it but I don't like bare bottoms, I have no money for sand right now, and I find sand really really really hard to clean in my opinion. (my boyfriend had it on his turtle tank, it got really gross).

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Gravel can be a danger because the fish can get pieces stuck in their mouths. My fish seemed to miss having stuff to forage through though, so I used the small pebbles that I had in the 10g. They're too big to be a danger, but they look nice and the fish can poke around in them. :)

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