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Thread: ideas on a small tank set up
05-06-2013, 04:27 PM #21
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.
20gal heavily planted: 15 glolight tetra, 5 neon tetra, 5 otocinclus
10gal barebottom QT: Empty
05-06-2013, 05:13 PM #22
05-06-2013, 05:14 PM #23
So sorry about your dog. It's good therapy setting up the tank.75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
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05-06-2013, 06:00 PM #24
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.
05-06-2013, 08:19 PM #25
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
05-06-2013, 08:44 PM #26
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 08:47 PM.
05-09-2013, 11:39 PM #27
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?
gotta love them bunnies!
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