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  1. #1

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    After all of my mom's fish died in her smaller tank, she was thinking about what to do with it. I asked her if she'd be okay with me 'having' it - she excitedly agreed.
    She'll get to have a pretty tank in the living room and won't have to be the one that takes care of it.

    Probably tomorrow, I'll take all of the decorations and gravel out of it and do a thorough cleaning. I want to get new decorations and gravel, since I don't like what's in there. Not to mention, it's coated in super thick algae.
    I think I need to get a new light for it, as well as a new filter, since I think the filter in there broke down a LONG time ago. Also need to get a heater for it, since there isn't one in there.

    I'm super excited! Going to do a fishless cycle. I was lucky with my 13 gallon in that I did a fish-in cycle and everyone survived. Would rather not push my luck or sacrifice fish.

    This stuff is addicting, and quick. Haha.

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    Congratulations! Planning and setting up a new tank is always fun. I hope you take lots of pictures and start a journal, I love to read about how others set up their tanks.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    A 40g offers a lot of possibilities. Here's some inspiration:


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    I have a quick question. The tank is next to a window, and there's nowhere else to put it. If I get a background for it, will that help decrease algae growth? It's rampant on the back wall of the tank where the light hits it in one spot between the curtains.

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    I have two tanks in front of a big window in my living room. They both have backgrounds and no noticeable algae.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
    Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konotashi View Post
    I have a quick question. The tank is next to a window, and there's nowhere else to put it. If I get a background for it, will that help decrease algae growth? It's rampant on the back wall of the tank where the light hits it in one spot between the curtains.
    In general, yes, that will help

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    Keep us posted on what you do with the tank. I see you mentioned your getting a new filter, remember manufacturers rate their filters before there is any seeded media in it. After the media seeds then the flow rate can decrease to as little as half. So a 10g filter is good for a 5g tank, 20g filter is good for a 10g tank and so on. I have two tanks in the region of 40G and run 1 external and 1 internal filter on each. This gives me peace of mind and is also mega beneficial to the fish. Fluval U4 internal filter (I think) and a Fluval 406 external.

    Sorry for babbling on but I believe filtration is key to a good set up
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    It's certainly one of the keys.

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    Ahhh, MTS (multiple tank syndrome) strikes again!!! Congrats on your new tank! You will have lots of options with a 40 gal.

    For filtration on a 40 gal - for a HOB, an Aquaclear 110 (for 110 gal) and for a canister an Eheim 2215 (for 93 gal). Either of these will give you excellent filtration using the included sponge and extra bio media.
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

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