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Old 06-05-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
 
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I just bought this 5 gallon cube aquarium. Any cool ideas for it? probably going to max out at 2-3 fish. something interesting. ><. The hang on filter i have for the tank is too strong; it makes too much of a current. I was planning on putting some tape around the intake. Any other suggestions?

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Old 06-05-2009, 11:17 PM   #2
 
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here is a pic.



I want to do something that i couldn't do in my 60 gallon.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
 
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hmm I'm kinda stumped, I wouldnt even know what to suggest. haha

Ever thot of doing a nano reef?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
 
hmm 5 gal especially a cube doesn't allow much swimming room, I would suggest a betta and maybe a few shrimp. I had minnows in my 5 gal before and did alright.
Tip: for the filter intake most filters have a way to change the water flow; the flow control knob normally sticks out above the filter's cover, twist that and it will change the water flow into the filter.

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Old 06-06-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
 
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i was thinking of a Black Kuhli Loaches. atleast until it gets big enough for the main tank.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #6
 
that'd be cool or u could keep it for a hospital tank too
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
 
guppies :) they rock
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:22 AM   #8
 
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i would try a colony of some type of shrimp...........Cherries, Blue Pearl, or the Banana Yellows...............Rather a maintainance free tank other than water changes and they are entertaining to watch..........Could add a few snails of some type...........Could look into one of the species of dwarf crayfish.............I recently purchased a pair of dwarf orange crayfish for a 10 gallon i had around.......They now live peacefully with my male guppies and have had no issues what so ever
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:51 AM   #9
 
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I'd agree with the shrimp, guppy, or betta suggestions. There's not a lot of swimming room for active fish, or enough water for much in the way of schooling fish. I like small tanks but your options are always limited.
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