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Bren MacFish
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I've never seen it advertised again, but it was shaped more like a lolly or nut dispenser than a betta tank. You know the dispensers where you take your cup or bag and scoop out lollies with a big metal scoop from under the flap at the bottom of the dispenser? Well imagine a row of acrylic lolly dispensers but each one has water and a betta in it. Instead of a flap at the bottom there was a grate and underneath that a screw top lid/bung to let the dirty water out. It looked like the love child of an illicit affair between a lolly dispenser and an upside down coke bottle. Cleaning would be a matter of wiping off the walls, waiting for it to settle and taking the bung off so half the water ran out. The grate keeps the betta from making a bid for freedom but lets the dirt accumulate in the funnel at the bottom. Naturally you'd mount it on a wall so not a beautiful addition to a lounge room. Has anyone else seen this type of betta tank, or did I imagine it in a water change induced dream somewhere?

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Hey Bren,

Do you mean these type of ones http://cgi.ebay.com/BETTA-BOWL-TANK-IN-A-J...1QQcmdZViewItem

they are all over the american ebay site, and you can choose themes, colours, pebbles and what type of betta, very classy :rolleyes:

some more:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CARE-BEARS-BETTA-FISH-...1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/BETTA-BOWL-W-LIGHT-IN-...1QQcmdZViewItem

and my favorite the gumball machine

http://cgi.ebay.com/Handmade-Betta-Bowl-Gu...1QQcmdZViewItem

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OK it's not perfect but this gives you an idea, the little versions listed on e-bay look a bit uncomfortable so I made a bigger version :) . It's Paul's tank of course he wanted a bulldogs desgin.

The bowl hold approx 1 gallon (around 3-4L). I'm going to work on ways to heat the tank from under the pot and putting some lighting in as well. Dad's the electronics freak so we'll work on something together. I'm also going to add a proper plant to the tank, it has duckweed so far.

For the moment El Magic the fish is fine ;) . He's got more space in this tank then he did in his holding jar and he will still recieve frequent water changes. He was one of the runts from my CT spawn, but he's grown a bit!

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What else do you think the tank needs? Any suggestions as to how we might go about making an under tank heater and light?

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Maybe a light globe in the pot to heat the bowl? You would have to experiment with it to get the wattage\temp right (minus fish, of course, you don't want to cook him :lol: ) It would add an unusual lighting effect too. BTW, well done - it looks great!

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