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Thread: 40 gallon Cory tank
01-22-2012, 05:46 AM #1
40 gallon Cory tank
Just bought a new 40 gallon breeder tank today at Petco! The dollar per gallon sale ended today so i decided to take advantage of the sale and grab a new tank. Recently I decided to setup a tank a dedicate it to cories, since they are so cool to watch and plus there my favorite fish. i had difficulty finding a stand for a 40 breeder but Petco has one for 60 bucks that i will be purchasing soon! this tank is going to be a long process but im excited about it and i will be sure to keep you guys up to date on my progress!
01-22-2012, 05:52 AM #2
Congrats! It's always great to get a new tank.26 gallon- 1 Clown Pleco, 3 Rummy-nose Tetras
Read about my fish in my blog:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...wjournal&j=467
01-22-2012, 06:00 AM #3
Yay!!! I was hoping that you would Journal your Cory Tank! I love Cories.
Looking forward to watching the progress on this tank and glad you were able to take advantage of the $1 per gallon sale at Petco before it ended.10 Gallon: Planted Red Cherry Shrimp
65 Gallon: Planted South American Community
30 Gallon: Planted Bolivian Ram Tank
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01-23-2012, 01:22 AM #4
$60 for a 40g tank at Petcos $1 per gallon sale does not make ANY since!!! It should have cost you $40 NOT $60.
Never mind just rered what you wrote and the $60 is for the stand and not the tank. Sorry.Lots of tanks. Some tanks are planted. Fish include community and bettas.
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01-23-2012, 01:28 AM #5
I've wondered on the idea of having a second "layer"; like a shelf, another bottom about midway up on a cory tank to expand the floor footprint...29: Harlequin Raspboras, Zebra Danios, Black Skirt Tetras, Platies, Neon Tetras, CAE
10: Otos, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp
01-23-2012, 01:52 AM #6
Its ok Idoerr, but their not even that cheap if their not on.sale. I think they are a little over a 100 bucks lol, MrJim that's a good idea. Have you ever tried that yourself?
01-23-2012, 02:18 AM #7
I think a tangely piece of wood with a flat piece on top would be a sort of extra floor. That might work pretty well.I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae
01-23-2012, 04:10 PM #8
I picked up a 40g breeder at Petco's sale, too. :) I paid almost as much for the glass top, LOL! I had a bunch of Petco Pals dollars, though, so that brought the price down considerably.
Since this is going to be a cory tank, keep in mind that cories really enjoy a sand substrate, with small, smooth, evenly sized grains. (Forgive me if I'm repeating something you already know, but I'm new to the forum so don't know hardly anyone yet. :) )
01-23-2012, 05:32 PM #9
Yeah I'm definetely doing sand. I'm going to Tractor Supply tomorrow to get some black diamond sand. Ive read that a dark substrate helps with stress and makes them feel more comfortable.
01-23-2012, 05:51 PM #10
I've seen a lot of mention of the black diamond sand but have never actually seen any. I would like to see a close up picture of the grains sometime... the fact that it's a blasting sand concerns me because (and I know very little about blasting sands, LOL) it seems as if the grains would be sharp, and this would actually be WORSE than the cories being in gravel.
Example: I tried Tahitian Moon Black Sand with my cories with disasterous results.
And here is a side by side comparison of TMBS and a silica sand I picked up at my local Menards:
See now much nicer the white grains are vs. the TMBS? I now buy "playsand" from Menards and it's not as nice as the silica sand, but still small and rounded, and of a darker, more natural sand color.