Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 36
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    77

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Advice/comments on glofish danios.


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi.

    - 10g tank
    - 6 glofish danios
    - sponge filters sized for 20g
    - plastic plants, decor
    - 15lb gravel
    - temperature of 77F
    - glass cover to control temp and evaporation

    The tank will cycle with sponges form our established tank.
    This will be our first tropical fish tank.

    Is there anything that I'm forgetting?
    Is the 77F temperature good for the zebra danios (glofish danios)?
    Would a glass cover cut the O2 too much?

    Thanks!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Western Maryland
    Posts
    3,985

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill   Happy New year - Celtic Fins   May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins   2001 posts! - Northernguy   For your helpful fry advice - Cliff   

    Default


    5 Not allowed!
    Only problem I see is keeping such active fish in such a relatively small tank. Sort of like putting a group of hyperactive small children into a closet, those fish really should have at least a 20 long. The black tetras or tiger barbs they are now selling with the same glo genes would be a better option IMO. The sponge filter will be fine, presumably there will be a plastic strip along the back of the glass top to allow for a heater cord and airline to enter the tank.

    ^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks...^^

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    77

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Good suggestion on the tank size. I totally agree, and I'll change it to a 20g long.

    I'd like to stay with the danios because son likes their looks; hard to change fish : )
    I'm hoping to have everything setup tomorrow.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    4,976

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    No Message - ApistoJoe   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    3 Not allowed!
    20 long is a great size that also leaves room for perhaps some dwarf cories for the bottom portion - maybe cory habrosus, although sand would be a better option than gravel if cories are considered. Your original list did not mention a light, but I assume that's in the plan, too. Also, don't forget a dechlorinator like Prime for your water and an the API Mater Fresh Water Test Kit. And a glass cover is a not a problem - I have them on all 7 of my tanks - helps with keeping fish from jumping and slows evaporation.

    Is this for a young son? While not a fan of the glo-fish myself, I understand the attraction for young kids.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    52,305

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Happy Belated Birthday! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by gold View Post
    The tank will cycle with sponges form our established tank.
    This will be our first tropical fish tank.
    Welcome back to the AC
    The above confuses me a bit, first tropical fish tank, but you have established media from another?

    Agree with the others on the bigger tank size
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 01-06-2019 at 04:23 PM.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    inland northwest, U.S.A.
    Posts
    3,036

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Have a great Birthday! - discusluv   Merry Christmas! - discusluv   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    It could be the other tank isn't tropical.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    52,305

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    My fish say Thank You - KoryKat   Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58   Enjoy your weekend my friend - Taurus   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   Happy Belated Birthday! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Like a goldfish tank, perhaps?...that makes sense
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    77

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by SueD View Post
    20 long is a great size that also leaves room for perhaps some dwarf cories for the bottom portion - maybe cory habrosus, although sand would be a better option than gravel if cories are considered. Your original list did not mention a light, but I assume that's in the plan, too. Also, don't forget a dechlorinator like Prime for your water and an the API Mater Fresh Water Test Kit. And a glass cover is a not a problem - I have them on all 7 of my tanks - helps with keeping fish from jumping and slows evaporation.

    Is this for a young son? While not a fan of the glo-fish myself, I understand the attraction for young kids.
    Not sure about bottom fish yet, so I'll definitely keep the cories in mind. The 20g would allow us to add more danios later and maybe some shrimp.

    Thanks about the light. I forgot about it as we've never used any lighting for our aquariums. Do you have any suggestions? After a bit of research, it seems that many people go with blue LEDs.

    Yes, my son is 8yrs old and decided that he wants glofish. Frankly, I'm a bit afraid of this aquarium (about the looks it's going to take on... with the glofish, gloplants, glogravel).

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    77

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Welcome back to the AC
    The above confuses me a bit, first tropical fish tank, but you have established media from another?

    Agree with the others on the bigger tank size
    We have 2 non-tropical, freshwater aquariums holding goldfish and fathead minnows.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    inland northwest, U.S.A.
    Posts
    3,036

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Have a great Birthday! - discusluv   Merry Christmas! - discusluv   Happy Holiday to you! - Boundava   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   Happy Birthday. - gadget228   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by gold View Post
    Frankly, I'm a bit afraid of this aquarium (about the looks it's going to take on... with the glofish, gloplants, glogravel).
    It can serve as a night light.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •