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Re: Betta owner with 6.6 gallon Bookshelf Aquarium
I knew going in about the propensity for scratches, generic filter, and possible leaking, but the shape of it sold me.
Plastic: The plastic definitely isn't as crystal clear as the Eclipse. In watch terminology, the Eclipse plastic looks like a non-glare sapphire crystal compared to the Petco's standard crystal. However, it's not bad and I haven't detected obvious scratches on the Petco. Also, no leaking yet.
Filter: After running overnight the filter hasn't removed the dust and sediment floating on the surface. I don't know whether other filters address floating sediment. The noise level is low and you can't see the exit flow (no bubbles or ripples).
Size: Wow. It looks huge for a 6.6 gallon tank. With gravel and substrate, I needed about 5.5 gallons of water to fill to it to an inch from the top.