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    yup. i took a gamble and was ready to abort at any time by rehoming whomever was acting up. luckily it worked out. nitrates are always low because of WCs and the plants help, i figure. plus the shrimp keep it sparkling clean. everyone behaves normally and peacefully. the only thing the betta gets aggressive toward is his own reflection haha.

    excited to see what this 10gal turns into. like some say, a well-working, harmonious, and great looking smaller tank is much more of a challenge than a big one.

    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    wow thats a heavy stocked 5.5g tank....
    20gal: 18 neon tetra, ghost shrimp
    5.5gal: 5 glolight tetra
    5.5gal: royal blue/purple butterfly rose tail betta

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    Sorry about the dog, I have briggitaes in a 10g, and they are a great little fish. I have a school of 10, but I'm sure I could do more too
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    So sorry about your dog. It's good therapy setting up the tank.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - 10 Gold Pristella Tetras, 4 Scissortail Rasboras, 9 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, 5 Longfin Zebra Danios and 2 Regular Fin
    My Dual 29 gals, a work in progress - Tank 1 - Amano Shrimp, RCS, Peppered Cories, Tank 2 - Glowlight Danios and a Calico BNP

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Great suggestions here! I really like what everyones bringing to the table. Glad im not the only one "stupid" enough to consider small tanks lol... I even have 2 GBR males in a 5 gal with 2 females on the way. They have their own side and dont fight 1 bit. If I can get a pair or two out of it, Ill consider it a success. And I have many options to move around.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Great suggestions here! I really like what everyones bringing to the table. Glad im not the only one "stupid" enough to consider small tanks lol... I even have 2 GBR males in a 5 gal with 2 females on the way. They have their own side and dont fight 1 bit. If I can get a pair or two out of it, Ill consider it a success. And I have many options to move around.
    I think you are playing with fire there lol... my males are find until a female comes along, then they have issues... I would have another tank ready just encase this doesn't work out...

    But I am loving having smaller tanks. That is why the "wall" I am planning has the largest tank at 30g.

    While maintenance is a bit trickier, the costs are much less and building a micro aquarium i think is more challenging
    The Dirty 75
    11 Parva Rainbow, 2 Platies, 14 Sterbai, 4 Calico BN Pleco
    My Triple 10 Stack
    My First AC Thread

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    Eh I have 39 tanks outside of the one they are in... all larger than the 5. They have been here for over a year. I have always used smaller tanks to pair fish. I keep up with the filtration and maintenence and provide a good enviroment. Also its my work tank so I see it 6 times a week for 9 hours.


    Also once a pair does form, I will be removing the excess to other means.

    Also let me add a disclaimer: Unless experienced with cichlids and knowing signs of aggression, I would not recommend anyone duplicate what I am doing. I have a good handle on what works and what doesnt and got lucky with mild tempered fish.
    Last edited by Sandz; 05-06-2013 at 07:47 PM.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Well we got a vail tail male in qt now.... Found a 20g high so i might do him and neons in that or maybe a small corry instead.....
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
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