Thread: Wanting to start an aquarium
03-15-2013, 01:17 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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- Mar 2013
- Bay area CA
Wanting to start an aquarium
Hi everybody well i want to start a fresh water tank. I have a 29 gallon i want to start with right now i have some pebbles for the substrate and i have one 20 gallon filter. So like I want to buy a new filter that stays under water so if anyone has any suggestions? I also have a T5 that im going to use for lighting so id like to have live plants too, also i dont know any fish id want i can get hot or cold water so its ok so if anyone has any suggestions. I dont know what to do so can you guys help direct me to the way of keeping tropical or cold water fish the right way.
Well thanks for reading all the information will help.
03-15-2013, 01:29 AM #2
Welcome to the AC Zosime.
A 29 gallon tank is a nice size, well done. Your filter (i have one 20 gallon filter) will not do unless your only going to have a few fish in it. Get a filter twice the size of your tank if you can. Filtration will make all the difference between having an easy to care for tank and a nightmare one.
I like tetras and Cory's which are tropical fish and most of them are peaceful.
If I may suggest; your T5 light needs to be monitored. Leave it on too long and you'll get algae like crazy. Get a timer if you can or manually turn it on for only 6-8 hours a day.
Have you read up on how to get your tank cycled yet? This is a very important step if your just getting stuff ready for your fish. Dont rush into it. There is a mountain of great info on this site as to how to start a tank. But you need to know what you want to stock first. Glad you picked the AC.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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