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  1. #1

    Default Skullz's 30G Fresh Water


    1 Not allowed!
    Heya guys, A few days ago saw a few tanks, price cheap so had to buy one with the interest of doing a second tank.

    Its capacity is about 123 Litres at 13 inches deep. Overall Tank height is actually about 15-16 inches.
    No hood, but has some glass either side running down the lengh of the tank so I can easily put something inside the tank to trap condensation and reduce water lose through evaporation.

    My first and most vital hurdle in setting up this tank up is a stand. Cannot find anything suitable around the local area that would be able to take the weight already.
    Nor do I have the tools to make my own stand. (Yet, maybe!!) Nor workspace such as a garage etc.

    Equipment planned for the Aquarium:
    Filter: Fluval U4 or two Fluval U2.
    Heater: Need research in to.
    Substrate: Black Sand (estimated 40Kilos)
    Plants: Indian Fern, Ambulia and Java Fern. Most likely all from my own tank, except for the Java Fern, unless I end up with enough to move to the new tank.
    Lighting: I have something in mind, but forgot what it is. Is advertised on packaging as Sunlight, LED's. Comes in a few varieties. The attach to the top of the glass of the aqaurium. Comes in 6", 12" and 18" sizes as well.
    Decerations: Stone, driftwood. (To be brought) Likely also to get a sunken ship or a submarine.

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    cool, any idea on what you will stock it with? As for the stand it looks like you'll have to buy one, or look on craigslist for a used stand.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  3. #3

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    Do not know if I can get on to Craigslist, could try.

    Thinking of 10 Serpae Tetra, 10 Lemon Tetra and 20 Ember Tetra. I might change out the Lemons for Black Phantom Tetra, or add them to the stock list.

    Plan to have One or two open areas. If two, the Ambulias will all be centrally placed, with space to grow and fish to swim through. One location dedicated to Indian Ferns, with a good number planted for fish to hide in. Then the Java Fern, liberally placed around the aqaurium.

  4. #4

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    Watch out for the Serpae bulling the Embers, there is a big size difference, the Lemons could suffer too. I would replace the Serpae with the Black phantoms. If you realy like the look of the Serpae try to find some Red phantoms, all the beauty of serpae without the nasty disposition.

    Just my 2 cents :)
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  5. #5

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    There is not a big size difference. They are known to nip fins but with in a large enough school they are reported by many people to leave bullying to their own kind, without any stress with in their own species. So, I do not really foresee to many problems.

  6. #6

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Watch out for the Serpae bulling the Embers, there is a big size difference, the Lemons could suffer too. I would replace the Serpae with the Black phantoms. If you realy like the look of the Serpae try to find some Red phantoms, all the beauty of serpae without the nasty disposition.

    Just my 2 cents :)
    I would heed this advice, steeler58 is our resident tetra expert...the man knows his tetras
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  7. #7

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    Sorry. It is just through my research, I haven't found anything to support it. With the exceptions when they are kept in groups of 4-8. Which is when they end up bullying others, namely because there is not enough of their own kind to be content with.
    But, I will bear it in mind and continue to research Serpae Tetra's.

    Edit: If you know of a previous case I can read with same stock numbers, or similiar dangers of Serpae Tetras being kept in a school of 10 and causing problems. I will be very happy to read it too.
    Last edited by Skullz; 06-28-2014 at 06:07 PM.

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    Fair enough...look into the Red Phantoms if you have a chance, just for further research...they're really nice
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  9. #9

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    There have been a few people on this forum that have kept Serpae with no problems. The ones I have kept in the past have all been aggresive and nipped anybody that was slow moving or smaller, even their own weaker members (I"m hoping if Sandz reads this, he will chime in). As you said there are pro's and con's to all the articles out there, all I have besides these is personal experience.

    Also the Ember's are half the size of them 1.5" for the Serpae to 0.7874 for the Ember.

    Your experience may well turn out to be a positive one, the beauty of them makes the risk a chance worth taking but I would not trust them any more than I would Tiger barbs.
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    As if on queue I read this lol... Skullz, I HIGHLY advise against serpae tetra's. Understand they are little bulldogs and I have personally had a 55gal wiped out. They were a large group of 10+ in with angels (two breeding pairs), a pair of rams, 25 neons, the normal community tank right? Well one by one things died... No reason... no obvious signs of much. Occasionally I would see some chasing but nothing abnormal until I was up playing call of duty with all lights off. I watched as the tetras would pick off one fish and bully it to death. I lost every angel, every neon, every ram... everything until those fish turned on themselves. By the time id noticed the neons were gone so I thought the rams and angels could deal with them... boy was I wrong.

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